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RWTH Aachen - Chair of Physical Geography and Geoecology

The Chair of Physical Geography and Geoecology employs 13 members of staff. The research focus is in Geomorphology, Geoecology, Geoarchaeology and Quaternary Science. 

2 Research Assistants/Associates

Work­ing field:

The first PhD posi­tion is embed­ded in the CRC 806 - Our way to Europe, sub­pro­ject B1 “Last Gla­cial Palaeo­geo­gra­phy and Archaeo­logy of the Eas­tern Medi­ter­ra­nean and of the Bal­kan Pen­in­sula”. The PhD can­di­date will focus on sedi­men­tary and geo­che­mi­cal ana­ly­sis on loess sec­tions, with the main regio­nal focus on sou­the­as­tern Europe. In addi­tion, she/he will improve new methods, which were deve­lo­ped during the second phase.

The second PhD posi­tion is embed­ded in the CRC 806 - Our way to Europe, sub­pro­ject D1 “Ana­ly­sis of Migra­tion Pro­ces­ses due to Envi­ron­men­tal Con­di­ti­ons bet­ween 40,000 and 14,000 a BP in the Rhine Catch­ment and Adja­cent Areas”. The PhD can­di­date will focus on sedi­men­tary and geo­che­mi­cal ana­ly­sis on loess sec­tions, with the main regio­nal focus in the Rhine and Danube catch­ments and adja­cent areas. In addi­tion, she/he will improve new methods, which were deve­lo­ped during the second phase.

The can­di­da­tes are expec­ted to accom­plish the PhD The­sis.

Require­ments:

Qua­li­fied can­di­da­tes should hold a Mas­ters degree in Phy­si­cal Geo­gra­phy, Geo­logy, Soil Sci­en­ces or simi­lar sub­jects. Know­ledge in the field of sedi­men­to­logy, soils sci­en­ces and Qua­tern­ary cli­mate evo­lu­tion is stron­gly desi­red. A dri­ving license and par­ti­ci­pa­tion in field work is necessary. App­li­cants should also show wil­ling­ness to engage in inten­sive inter­di­sci­pli­nary coope­ra­tion wit­hin the Col­la­bo­ra­tive Rese­arch Cen­ter at the Uni­ver­sity of Colo­gne. Results should be publis­hed in inter­na­tio­nal jour­nals. Basic know­ledge of Ger­man is recom­men­ded but not requi­red.

What we of­fer:

The posi­tion is for three years and is to be fil­led by Janu­ary 1, 2018. The stan­dard weekly hours will be 23,9 hours.
The suc­cess­ful can­di­date has the oppor­tu­nity to pur­sue a doc­to­ral degree.
The salary cor­re­sponds to level TV-L EG13.

RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­sity is cer­ti­fied as a "Family-Fri­endly Uni­ver­sity". We par­ti­cu­larly wel­come and encou­rage app­li­ca­ti­ons from women, disa­b­led per­sons and eth­nic mino­rity groups, reco­gni­zing they are under­re­pre­sen­ted across RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­sity. The prin­ci­ples of fair and open com­pe­ti­tion apply and appoint­ments will be made on merit.

How to ap­ply:

For fur­ther details, please con­tact
Univ.-Prof. Dr. F. Lehm­kuhl
Tel.: +49 (0) 241-8096064
Email: flehmkuhl@geo.rwth-aachen.de
or
Janina Boes­ken
Tel.: +49 (0) 241-8096476
Email: janina.boesken@geo.rwth-aachen.de

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please visit our web­site at:
http://www.sfb806.uni-koeln.de AND www.pgg.rwth-aachen.de

Please send your app­li­ca­tion by Sep­tem­ber 22, 2017 to
Univ.-Prof. Dr. F. Lehm­kuhl
RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­sity
Chair of Phy­si­cal Geo­gra­phy and Geoe­co­logy
Temp­ler­gra­ben 55
52056 Aachen

You can also send your app­li­ca­tion via email to flehmkuhl@geo.rwth-aachen.de. Please note, howe­ver, that com­mu­ni­ca­tion via unen­cryp­ted e-mail poses a threat to con­fi­den­tia­lity as it is poten­ti­ally vul­nera­ble to unaut­ho­ri­zed access by third par­ties.