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
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.
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.
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
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