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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.



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: remains open until filled


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 8

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

supervisor: Prof. Kurt Stüwe

update for weblink when available



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