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Job advertisement Research Associate in Inorganic Geochemistry

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European Geosciences Union

Research Associate in Inorganic Geochemistry

Research Associate in Inorganic Geochemistry

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Universität Hamburg


Hamburg, Germany


Relevant divisions
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)
Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology (GMPV)
Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology (SSP)

Full time


EGR. 13 TV-L (see

Preferred education

Application deadline
29 March 2023

15 March 2023

Job description

Specific Duties
The employee will investigate changes in the geochemical records, more specifically Fe speciation, oxygen isotopes and boron isotopes, across the Permian-Triassic transition using newly collected material. The inorganic geochemical proxies provide information on changes in the environmental conditions and will be quantitively integrated with ecological datasets collected by other members of the research team. The researcher will deliver regular progress reports and contribute to research papers.

Research Training

The project will provide training in collecting and analysing inorganic geochemical records through collaborations with the project cooperation partners (Prof. S. Kasemann, Universität Bremen; Prof. S. Poulton, University of Leeds; and Prof. M. Joachimski, FAU).

The successful candidate will also benefit from interactions with the entire Emmy Noether research team and staff at the Universität Hamburg.

A university degree in a relevant field.

We are looking for a candidate who has demonstrable interests, skills and experience in geochemistry, with evidence of having investigated deep time geochemical records. Additional experience of one or more of the following would be an advantage: collecting either Fe speciation data or boron isotopes, working as part of a research team. The applicant should be fluent in speaking English and engaged in teamwork. German language fluency is not required, but knowing some German is an advantage.

This limited position is for maternity cover and an immediate start date is expected, so there is an overlap.