An­ge­bot 181 von 518 vom 07.11.2018, 14:46


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

Work­ing field:

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 (, 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

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