Post-doctoral research scientist for Volcanology and tectonics of the seafloor
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is a foundation of public law jointly financed by the Federal Republic of Germany (90%) and the state of Schleswig-Holstein (10%) and is one of the internationally leading institutions in the field of marine sciences. Currently GEOMAR disposes over an annual budget of approx. 72 million Euro and has approx. 950 employees.
The research unit “Magmatic and Hydrothermal Systems” of the research division “Dynamics of the Ocean Floor” is offering a position of
Post-doctoral research scientist for
Volcanology and tectonics of the seafloor
We are seeking a team-orientated early-career individual with proven initial publication ability and the potential to provide leadership, both nationally and internationally, in studying volcanic and tectonic processes on the seafloor. We are particularly interested in someone who will use the best combination of geophysical and petrologic methods to study the magmatic and tectonic processes which lead to the generation and intraplate modification of the seafloor.
The Research Unit has access to an exceptional range of in-house analytical (microprobe, LA-ICP-MS, TIMS, MC-ICP-MS, 40Ar/39Ar dating) and deep sea exploration (6000 m-rated AUV and ROV, 3000 m-rated ROV, 400 m-rated submersible) equipment and is embedded in a Division that includes expertise in petrology, fluid flow modelling, marine mineral resources, and marine geodynamics.
• Completed PhD in Geology or related discipline
• Proven publication ability in studies of seafloor volcanology and/or tectonics
• Willingness and capability to participate in multi-week research cruises
• Demonstrated leadership and team-work qualities
• Demonstrated experience in grant acquisition would be advantageous
The position is initially for 3 years with the possibility of a further 3 year extension based on a positive mid-term evaluation and conformity with the WissZeitVG (law of limited-term employment of academics). The salary depends on qualification and could be up to the class E13 TVöD-Bund of the German tariff for public employees. This is a full-time position and cannot be split.
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel seeks to increase the proportion of female scientists and explicitly encourages qualified female academics to apply.
GEOMAR is an equal opportunity employer and encourages scientists with disabilities to apply. Qualified disabled applicants will receive preference in the application process.
Please send your application for this position not later than 31 March 2017 as an email containing a single pdf-file using the keyword “Volcanology/Tectonics” in the subject line to the following address:
As soon as the selection procedure has finished, all application papers will be destroyed according to data protection regulations.
For further information regarding the position and research unit please contact Prof. Dr. Colin W. Devey (cdevey(at)geomar.de).
Please do not contact us by phone. Although we cannot answer telephone enquiries about the present state of the selection procedure, we will answer all your questions if you send us an e-mail to bewerbung(at)geomar.de. In doing so, please refer to the keyword.