Scientist (f/m/x) – Laser-Ablation ICP-MS trace element analyses and mapping of minerals
Reference Number 5754
This position will be part of a research group on “Ore Genesis” led by Prof. Sarah Gleeson in Section 3.1. “Inorganic and Isotope Geochemistry”. This group will focus on multi-disciplinary approaches to understanding the processes that form mineral deposits in crustal and surficial environments. It will contribute to the Helmholtz Association’s program oriented funding scheme under Topic 8 “Georesources for the Energy Transition and a High-Tech Society”.
- Build an internationally recognized facility for the analyses and mapping of trace elements in sulphide and silicate minerals by LA-ICP-MS
- Produce the highest quality data and carry out QA/QC on all data from the lab
- Carry out routine maintenance on quadrupole mass spectrometers
- Carry out technique and standard development
- Train students and other visitors to the lab in analytical protocols, data processing and interpretation
- Publish in international peer-reviewed journals and present research results at scientific meetings
- Develop collaborations at the GFZ, and externally
- Lead and/or contribute to writing proposals for third party funding opportunities
- MSc and PhD degree in analytical chemistry or geochemistry with experience in applying LA-ICP-MS techniques to geoscience questions
- Experience in trace element analyses and mineral mapping by LA-ICP-MS
- Demonstrated experience in technique development
- Demonstrated experience in training lab users
- Demonstrated experience in running and maintaining quadrupole mass spectrometers
- Keen interest in developing LA-ICP-MS technologies for a range of applications in the Earth Sciences
- Capacity for interdisciplinary and international teamwork and excellent communication skills
- Proficiency in spoken and written English, spoken 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
- Institute day-care centre on site
- 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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