Ph.D. position for 3 years
The MARUM - Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen,
is offering (under the condition of job release)
One Ph.D. position for 3 years
Salary group 13 TV-L (66.6 %)
The employment is fixed-term and governed by the Act of Academic Fixed-Term Contract,
§2 I (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG). Therefore, candidates may only be
considered for appointment if they still have the respective qualification periods available
in accordance with § 2 (1) WissZeitVG. The earliest starting date is April 1st, 2019.
At MARUM Ph.D. students are supervised by a team of experienced scientists. Additional training
and support are offered by the Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences, GLOMAR.
These offers include expert as well as skills and methods courses, coaching, networking
opportunities, and the opportunity to compete for internal funds. At MARUM, Ph.D. students acquire
expert knowledge in their field and a solid background across many disciplines of marine sciences.
The Cluster of Excellence “The Ocean Floor – Earth’s Uncharted Interface” is part of the Research
Faculty MARUM. Within the project “The Ocean floor as a Reactor: Seawater-rock interactions“ the
work for the position lies in the general areas of deep-seated water-rock interaction and extrusion
of serpentinised mud. Specific duties will include:
- Mineralogy, petrography and fabric of mud and mud breccia from subduction zone settings
- Geotechnical experiments to characterise the frictional properties and other parameters to unravel
- Analyse fluid composition and isotope ratios from sediment cores
- Modelling of water-rock interaction and geochemical processes
- Participation in seagoing missions
- Opportunity for scientific qualification in the context of a PhD degree
• A completed MSc or diploma degree in geosciences, mineralogy, or related fields
• Knowledge/interest in geodynamics, water-rock interaction and geochemistry
• Skills in mineralogical, geotechnical and geochemical studies
• Good knowledge of physicochemical concepts
• Very good English language skills
MARUM has developed into an internationally recognised centre for marine research with a focus on the
geosciences, anchored at the University of Bremen.
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.
We look forward to receiving your application either in German or in English with the usual document until
the February 28th , 2019 send your application under the reference number A15/19 to:
Prof. Achim Kopf
Postfach 33 04 40
or by Email to: email@example.com