Exploratory research position (PhD / Post-Doc level) in experimental petrology
We seek a young scientist (either with M.Sc. or PhD degree), who will support our group during the exploratory phase of a new project on mineral dissolution and precipitation. Methods comprise mainly experimental work (modified piston-cylinder) and theoretical interpretation.
The successful candidate will be responsible for a modification of the existing piston-cylinder, as well as performing the experiments - thus experimental expertise is highly welcome. Basic technical skills (mechanics, electronics and programming) are of great use and will be crucial for a successful project completion. As it is an exploratory part of the project, flexibility and teamwork is expected.
The exploratory part is for 1.5 years, i.e. we can offer either/or:
- 1.5 years PhD salary (~ 65 % Post-Doc salary)
- 1 year Post-Doc salary (TVöD E13, if preferred - only for candidates with a PhD degree)
A follow-up project using the same instrumentation and techniques is possible - either as additional 2 years Post-Doc or 3 years PhD salary. At this moment, we cannot guarantee the funding for this phase. However, our group will start to work on getting the funding for the follow-up phase, once we find the matching candidate. This will also give the new team member an opportunity to participate on the proposal writing stage and provide inputs/preferences.
- project start: June - December 2021
- Heidelberg University, Germany - the oldest university in Germany https://www.uni-heidelberg.de/en
- research group: Mineralogical and Petrological Processes, Prof. Tajcmanova (https://www.geow.uni-heidelberg.de/researchgroups/tajcmanova/ and https://twitter.com/MinPetPro )
- key equipment available: new FEG-SEM-EBSD, new EPMA, experimental lab (piston-cylinder, Griggs-rig, cold-seal), SIMS, supercomputing facility
Please send applications (including cover letter describing your motivation and CV) by May 7th, 2021 to: email@example.com