Technische Universität Berlin - Faculty VI - Institute of Applied Geosciences / Applied Geochemistry
Research Assistant - 0.75 working time - salary grade E13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen
under the reserve that funds are granted
We are seeking a PhD student to investigate the transformation of Fe-bearing silicate minerals into secondary iron phases during microbial driven soil formation under different climatic regimes. We will use the Chilean coastal range, one of the most dramatic climate and vegetation gradients on Earth, as a natural laboratory in which to study the abundance and distribution of iron mineralization at different stages of soil formation, as well as laboratory experiments to study weathering mechanisms in detail. This work is part of the Earthshape project (www.earthshape.net), a large, inter-disciplinary consortium of microbiologists, geochemists, geologists, ecologist and soil scientists. This project will provide the candidate many opportunities to be creative and innovative, to work on a challenging and environmentally relevant topic within a large network of international collaborators, and to conduct fieldwork in Chile. PhD thesis preparation is possible.
successfully completed university degree in Geosciences, Mineralogy, Geochemistry or related fields (Master, Diploma or equivalent), ideally with experiences in solid state analytics (e.g. XRD, XRF, XAS, SEM). Ability to work independently and in a team. Excellent management and communication skills. Highly motivated for interdisciplinary research. Good computer and language (English) skills. Experience in field work would be beneficial.
How to apply:
Please send your written application with the reference number and the usual documents to Technische Universität Berlin - Der Präsident - Fakultät VI, Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften, FG Angewandte Geochemie, Prof. Dr. Neumann, Sekr. BH 9-3, Ernst-Reuter-Platz 1, 10587 Berlin or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired.
Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.
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