Please see the information below and attached advertising a post-doctoral
position at the University of Potsdam, to start as early as October 2016.
Note that the topic is broadly defined (“Earth or Environmental sciences”),
so feel free to pass this along to anyone who might be interested.
Postdoc Position at University of Potsdam, Germany – Open topic in Earth and
The Research Focus of Earth Sciences (RFES) at the University of Potsdam is
seeking to fill the position of an Academic Staff member/ Postdoctoral
researcher with an own/ open research topic. The position is available on
the base of a full-time employment (40-hour work week – 100 %) and is
limited to a duration of two years. Employment could start on October 1,
2016. The salary is determined by the collective bargaining agreement for
public employees in Germany (TV-L 13 Ost). This is a temporary position
limited to a term of 24 months in accordance with Section 2 §1 of the
Academic Fixed-Term Contract Law (WissZeitVG).
With its initiative, the RFES is stepping up its efforts to promote young
scholars and recruit excellent research fellows. Successful candidates will
be invited to work within the vibrant research environment at the RFES in
Potsdam-Golm, with access to research facilities both at the university and
at neighboring research institutes in the Potsdam-Berlin region. Primarily,
the position provides support to compete for external early-career research
grants (e.g., the Emmy-Noether program of the German Science Foundation,
ERC, S. Kovaleskaya program of the A. v. Humboldt Foundation) and to
establish an independent research group at the University of Potsdam.
Applicants must hold a PhD degree in Earth and/or Environmental Sciences or
associated fields. Applicants should have independent research experience
after their PhD. Experience in different research environments is welcomed.
Applications should be submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Applications should include a 4-page proposal for a research topic to be
developed, a CV, a list of publications, and names of two referees.
Application should send their application via email, including the
requisition number 121/2016, by 30.06.2016 at the latest to
Key selection criteria are the quality of the proposal, its innovative
potential, and its likely contribution to the state of knowledge in Earth
and Environmental Sciences. We welcome applicants whose work may link to one
or more research groups at the University’s Research Focus of Earth
Sciences. A further criterion includes an excellent publication record.
The University of Potsdam is a national and international center of
innovation, teaching, and technology transfer. The University of Potsdam’s
Earth Sciences are among the premier strategic areas of research, where more
than 20 research groups address topics spanning changes of Earth’s surface,
climate impacts, and deep-seated processes in the planet’s interior.
Building on Potsdam’s 150-year-long tradition of cutting-edge research in
the Earth Sciences, the university recently formed the Research Focus on
Earth Sciences (RFES), which closely collaborates with extramural research
institutions in the region. This partnership has helped to create new
opportunities for supporting students and junior researchers.
Potsdam, June 2016. University of Potsdam