Earthquake distribution within the eastern Southern Alps and the northern Dinarides

Vacant PhD position

We offer a PhD postion for a Geologist / Geophysicist (m/f/d)
Earthquake distribution within the eastern Southern Alps and the northern Dinarides
Graphic: Kamil Ustaszewski

Published: 9 October 2020, 15:04

The Institute of Geosciences offers the position of a

Geologist / Geophysicist (m/f/d)

in the frame of the DFG-funded project "Identifying past seismic activity in the Alps" on 1st February 2021.

Your tasks:

  • Field work and sampling of fault-related rocks along the Periadriatic Fault system in the Alps (Italy, Austria, Slovenia)
  • Sample preparation and dating using methods of luminescence and electron spin resonance at the partner institution LIAG Hannover
  • Evaluation and presentation of the results at scientific meetings
  • Publication of the scientific results within the framework of your own doctoral thesis

Your profile:

  • successfully completed Master's degree in Earth Sciences
  • Enthusiasm in field work and experience in geological mapping
  • Interest in rock deformation processes and active tectonics
  • Prior knowledge in structural geology, tectonics and polarisation microscopy
  •  Willingness to learn methods of luminescence and electron spin resonance dating
  • Driving licence desirable (category B or equivalent) 

We offer:

  • Participation in the DFG-funded priority programme "Mountain Building Processes in 4D" and the international AlpArray Initiative on the deep structures of the Alps
  • Collaboration in the experimental development of an innovative dating method in an interdisciplinary team at the interface of tectonics and geochronology
  • salary in accordance with the terms of the collective agreement for the public sector of the Federal States (TV-L) in accordance with personal qualifications up to salary scale E13,
  • attractive fringe benefits and occupational pensions (VBL).

The advertised position is limited to a period of 3 years. It is a part-time job of 75% (30 hours per week). Applicants are expected to work on a doctoral thesis within the frame of the project.

Further information can be found at:

Severely disabled applicants with equal qualification and aptitude are given preferential consideration.

Applications, including a CV and transcripts (one PDF-file) via E-mail and referring to registry number 312/2020, should be sent by 13 November 2020 to:

Official vacancy at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

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