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One research position

The UNIVERSITY OF BREMEN, Faculty 5 Geosciences is offering - under the condition of job release -

One research position for 3 years
Salary group 13 TV-L (75%)
Reference number A237/17

The employment is fixed-term and governed by the Act of Academic Fixed-Term Contract, § 2 (1) WissZeitVG (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz). Therefore, candidates may only be considered for appointment if they still have the respective qualification periods available in accordance with § 2 (1) WissZeitVG.

The project aims to reconstruct the exhumation history and tectonic evolution of the Canadian Arctic margin in Ellesmere Island by means of low-temperature thermochronology. Expected outcome of the project will be a refined understanding of the regional evolution of the Arctic realm, particularly since the Eocene, as well as a better understanding of general controlling factors for efficiency of erosion (such as glaciation and lithology contrasts). No fieldwork is required, however, the holder of the position has the opportunity to join a ship-based expedition to Northeast Greenland in summer 2018. The project is funded by the German Science Foundation and will be carried out in cooperation with the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR).

The holder of the position will be responsible for analysing the samples by fission track and (U-Th-Sm)/He thermochronology and by other isotopic dating techniques, for interpreting and modelling the generated data, and for publishing the results in international journals. The position offers the possibility for acquiring a Ph.D. title, or it can be taken as part-time position on postdoctoral level.
A master or diploma degree in Geosciences or a related field, as well as the ability to cooperate in an international team and good language skills in English are required. Previous knowledge on isotopic dating techniques such as fission track or (U-Th-Sm)/He analysis are of advantage. For more information, please contact Prof. Dr. Cornelia Spiegel (

The University of Bremen is committed to employment equity and aims at increasing the number of women in research positions. Therefore, women will be preferentially employed if their qualifications are equal to those of male candidates. Persons with disabilities will, with equal qualifications and appropriate aptitudes, be employed preferentially. Applicants with a migration background are welcome.

Please send your application including a letter of motivation, CV, photocopies of degree certificates, and addresses of two references until the 28th of September with the reference number A237/17 to: Leslie Sütterlin, Fachbereich 5 – Geowissenschaften, Universität Bremen, PF 330 440, 28334 BREMEN, Germany, or via email to

Erstellt am 07.09.17 von Rebekka Rosner