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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Universität Bremen, Geosciences
Bremen, Germany
up to $70,000 (depending on qualification)
Closing date
Aug 3, 2022

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The Department of Geosciences at the University of Bremen is the top Geosciences department in Germany and world-wide in the top 10 (Marine Science) and 50 (Geoscience). Geosciences are closely related with the Max Planck Insitute for Marine Biology, the Alfred Wegener Insitute and the MARUM.

The position is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the research project “Arsenic and Molybdenum in Marine Carbonates: Redistribution, Binding Forms and Isotope Systematics”.

The tasks of the job holder are based on participation in the research project mentioned above. This includes the following activities:

  • Planning and independent execution of sampling drill cores at the Core Repository of the Florida Geological Survey in Tallahassee
  • Petrographic description of rock samples
  • Planning and execution of chemical, isotopic and mineralogical analyses: Sequential chemical extractions, ICP-MS, MC-ICP-MS, XAFS, XANES
  • Planning and execution of laboratory tests
  • Participation in the supervision of students and courses.


Preferred Qualifications

  • A completed doctorate in the field of geosciences or mineralogy with a focus on (isotope) geochemistry and carbonate petrology
  • Experience in sampling and description of drill cores
  • Experience in geochemical analysis of rocks and waters
  • Experience in rock microscopy of carbonates
  • Willingness to take samples in Florida and possibly worldwide
  • Willingness for stays abroad to carry out analyses
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