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EarthShape phase II open PhD and postdoc positions (starting 2019)

New PhD and postdoc positions are available within the EarthShape program!  We are looking for team of motivated PhD students & post-docs who will work at different Universities and research centers in Germany. A collaborative work ethic and interest in interdisciplinary and international work environment are essential. 

Application deadline: ~November, 2018

(actual deadline may vary depending on host institution)

 

Application procedure: All applications are done through the respective host institution and supervisor(s) indicated below.

  1. Please follow the requirements of each individual University specified in their official advertisement for the position.
  2. All questions concerning positions listed below should be sent to the supervisor listed for each position.
  3. Note – Admission into most PhD programs in Germany requires completion of a MSc degree.

Detailed information about each project is linked at the project numbers.

 

Post-doc Project 1a

Fire-Induced Redistribution and Losses of Elements in the Weathering Zone (FIRE).
host: Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Berlin

supervisor: Prof. Anna Gorbushina, co-supervisor: Prof. Michaela Dippold

link to BAM job advertisement - not yet accessible

 

PhD Project 1b

Fire-Induced Redistribution and Losses of Elements in the Weathering Zone (FIRE).
host: University of Göttingen

supervisor: Prof. Michaela Dippold, co-supervisor: Prof. Anna Gorbushina

link to University of Göttingen job advertisement  application deadline: 22. November 2018

 

PhD Project 2a

Connecting the green and the grey world: an experimental approach to separating climate, vegetation, and geochemical effects on nutrient cycling along a climate gradient.
host: University of Tübingen

supervisor: Prof. Yvonne Oelmann, co-supervisors: Dr. Harald Neidhardt, Prof. Katja Tielbörger

pdf of advertisement

job advertisement at University of Tübingen application deadline: 10. December 2018

 

PhD Project 4

Burrowing-animal communities and their role as bioturbators along a climate gradient.
host: University of Marburg

supervisor: Prof. Nina Farwig, co-supervisors: Prof. Roland Brandl, Prof. Jörg Bendix

pdf of advertisement application deadline: 30. November 2018

 

 

PhD Project 5a (mSECCO)

Quantifying modern links between vegetation, hydrology and Earth surface processes from inorganic and organic geochemical proxies in Chilean modern river sediment.
host: GFZ Potsdam

supervisor: Dr. Hella Wittmann-Oelze, co-supervisors: Dr. Dirk Sachse, Dr. Patrick Frings, Dr. Anne Bernhardt

link to GFZ job advertisement application deadline extended: 30. November 2018

 

PhD Project 5b (pSECCO)

Reconstruction of changes in paleohydrology, vegetation and earth surface processes from inorganic and organic geochemical proxies in marine sediment from the Last Glacial Maximum to present.
host: Free University of Berlin

supervisor: Dr. Anne Bernhardt, co-supervisors: Dr. Dirk Sachse, Dr. Patrick Frings, Dr. Hella Wittmann-Oelze

pdf of advertisement application deadline: 15. November 2018

 

PhD Project 6

Sediment transport and connectivity under changing biogeomorphic feedbacks.
host: Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde (BfG) & Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

supervisor: Dr. Thomas Hoffmann, co-supervisor: Dr. Sebastian Schmidtlein, Prof. Lothar Schrott

link to job announcement not yet available

 

PhD Project 7

Biota, fractures, thresholds: Emergent self-organization in landscape evolution?
host: German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ, Potsdam

supervisor: Jun. Prof. Dr. Dirk Scherler, co-supervisor: Prof. Jean Braun

link to GFZ job advertisement application deadline extended: 30. November 2018

 

PhD Project 8

possible position, to be announced
host: University of Graz, Austria

supervisor: Prof. Kurt Stüwe

update for weblink when available

 

PhD Project 11

Using innovative isotope geochemical weathering to explore deep (up to 80m) rock weathering.
host: German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ, Potsdam

supervisor: Prof. Friedhelm von Blanckenburg

link to GFZ job advertisement application deadline extended: 30. November 2018

 

PhD Project 13a

Geophysical imaging of weathering fronts with seismic and electromagnetic methods.
host: German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ, Potsdam

supervisor: Prof. Charlotte Krawczyk; co-supervisor: PD Dr. Ute Weckmann

link to GFZ job advertisement application deadline extended: 19. November 2018

 

Post-Doc Project 13b

to be announced, starting autumn 2019
host: German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ, Potsdam

supervisor: Prof. Charlotte Krawczyk; co-supervisor: PD Dr. Ute Weckmann

pdf of advertisement

 

 

 

PhD Project 15b

Mineralogical consequences of silicate weathering by Fe-metabolizing bacteria.
host: Technical University of Berlin

Supervisor: Prof. Thomas Neumann

pdf of advertisement  application deadline: remains open until filled