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1 x 66,6% Ph.D. position (f/m/d) for 3 years

Ph.D. position

The MARUM - Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen, is offering (under the condition of job release)

One Ph.D. position (f/m/d) for 3 years
for the DFG project on

Tracing continental weathering during the Permo-Triassic extinction event

The position is for 3 years. Salary corresponds to 66,6 % TV-L E13. The employment is fixed-term and governed by the Act of Academic Fixed-Term Contract, §2 I (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG).

We seek an enthusiastic and dynamic researcher with a strong interest in analytical chemistry. The PhD student will be part of the Isotope Geochemistry group at the MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences and Faculty of Geosciences, University of Bremen.

The project is one of nine projects embedded in the interdisciplinary Research Unit FOR 2332 TERSANE: Temperature-Related Stresses as a Unifying Principle in Ancient Extinctions (TERSANE 2.0). Main participating institutions are the GeoZentrum Nordbayern, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg; Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science; MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences and Faculty of Geosciences, University of Bremen; Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research; Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg.

The successful candidate will focus on isotope (lithium, magnesium, calcium, strontium) and elemental analysis of marine carbonates to trace changes in continental weathering across the Permian Triassic Boundary and to document the role of weathering as a climate control process at a time of mass extinction. The work also involves collecting samples in Musandam Peninsula, United Arab Emirates and biogeochemical modelling. Fieldwork, geochemical analyses and modelling occurs in connection with other projects within the Research Unit and with cooperation partners from the Universities of Edinburgh and Exeter. Applicants are expected to participate in weekly informal seminars, annual workshops and international summer schools with other members of the research unit.

Your profile:

  • Completed MSc or equivalent in geosciences
  • Background knowledge in geochemistry
  • Willingness/ability to extended work in sample preparation and chemistry laboratory
  • Operational experience in multicollector mass spectrometry and/or clean laboratory techniques will be of advantage
  • Basic knowledge in sedimentology and mineralogy
  • Experience in fieldwork
  • Applicants should have good English language skills, both oral and written, and enjoy working in an international and interdisciplinary team

The University of Bremen follows a diversity strategy. It strives to increase the number of women in the academy and strongly encourages applications from suitably qualified female candidates. International applications and applications of academics with a migration background are explicitly welcome. Disabled persons with the same professional and personal qualifications will be given preference.

Applications should be submitted electronically as a single PDF file (maximum size 2 MB), quoting the reference number A233/19 and containing a CV including copies of certificates, a publication list if applicable, and contact information of two referees. The call is open until the position is filled. The review of applications will commence on 30th August 2019.

MARUM has developed into an internationally recognised centre for marine research with a focus on the geosciences, anchored at the University of Bremen.

Applications and enquiries should be addressed to:

Prof. Dr. Simon Kasemann

MARUM, Universität Bremen

Leobener Straße

28359 Bremen


or by e-mail to: skasemann@marum.de

Erstellt am 02.08.19 von Rebekka Rosner