Post-Doc (f_m_x) - alteration foot-print of base metal mineralized systems on fine grained rocks
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For Section 3.1 "Inorganic and Isotope Geochemistry" (Department "Geochemistry"), we are looking for a talented post-doctoral researcher to join the research group of Professor Sarah A. Gleeson which is focussed on the genesis of ore deposits in sedimentary basins, with current projects in Germany, Ireland and Canada.
- Conduct research on the sedimentology, geochemistry, mineralogy of base metal bearing mudstones and carbonates
- Core logging and sample selection
- Place results in a 3D context e.g. using modelling software such as Leapfrog
- Develop a paragenesis from all stage of diagenesis to hydrothermal activity
- Conduct bulk lithogeochemical studies on barren host rock
- Analyse sulphides for trace elements and S isotope values to constrain trace element associations and S reduction pathways
- Report regularly to collaborators, publish peer reviewed papers in journals, open access data-sets and present results at conferences and workshops
- Engage and contribute to the Gleeson research group, Section 3.1 and the GFZ and broader scientific community
- Applicants should hold a Master`s degree (or equivalent) and a PhD degree in a discipline of geosciences
- Background knowledge in aspects of the following: sedimentary basins, sequence stratigraphy, diagenesis, hydrothermal ore deposits, hydrothermal fluid geochemistry
- Experience in standard petrographic techniques (transmitted and reflected light)
- Previous experience in using 3D modelling software e.g. Leapfrog is desirable
- Familiarity with the analyses and interpretation of different types of geochemical data (bulk rock lithogeochemistry, LA-ICP-MS, stable isotopic data, geochemical data) is advantageous
- Demonstrated experience in publishing high quality papers in scientific journals
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team, keep to deadlines and engage in interdisciplinary work
- Demonstrated ability for leadership
- Good spoken and written English is required, some knowledge of German is an advantage
What we offer:
- Ambitious and varied tasks in a dynamic and international research environment
- State-of-the-art equipment
- Public service benefits
- Extensive training opportunities
- Professional career advice offered by our in-house Career-Centre
- Flexible working hours and conditions
- Support with finding a good work-life balance offered by benefit@work
- Working at the Albert Einstein science park on the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam
- Work place within walking distance of Potsdam main train station, or just a short ride on the shuttle bus
Fixed-term: 3 years
Salary: The position is classed as salary group 13 according to “TVöD Bund (Tarifgebiet Ost)”. The salary group is determined on the basis of the Collective Wage Agreement and the respective personal qualifications.
Working hours: Full-time (currently 39 h/week); The position is generally suitable for part-time work.
Place of work: Potsdam
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