Postdoctoral, Research – Academic, Research – Government
The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is the national research centre for Earth sciences in Germany. With approximately 1.260 employees (including visiting scientists), the GFZ is conducting interdisciplinary research on the "System Earth” and the influence of humans on the planet. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, it is part of Germany’s largest science organization.
We are looking for a new colleague (m/f/x) to focus their research on mineral formation and characterization to complement the "Interface-Geochemistry” team:
PostDoc Research Associate (m/f/x) on Mineral Formation and Electron MicroscopyJob Vacancy No. 3286
conduct original research on mineral formation in inorganic and bio-mineral systems
spearhead developments of cryo-electron microscopy imaging and spectral analyses of complex geo-bio-materials
develop workflows to interface research between cryo-SEM and cryo-TEM
help integrate high-resolution imaging results with theoretical and modelling results
publish in international peer-reviewed journals; present research results at scientific meetings
lead and/or considerably contribute to writing proposals for 3rd party funding for future developments in SEM analyses/imaging
help co-supervise Master's and PhD students
Your qualifications (essential in bold/desirable in italics):
MSc degree (or equivalent) and PhD degree in geosciences, material sciences or equivalent with a strong focus on microscopy
at least 3 years of well-documented, hands-on expertise in SEM imaging/analyses, using non-conventional approaches with emphasis on cryo-imaging, EDS mapping, time-resolved imaging, nano-tomography and/or EBSD
experience with ZEISS and FEI instruments
documented skills in imaging/analyses of complex materials and of hybrid inorganic-biological samples in conventional and cryo-mode
skills or experience in development of new analytical data processing tools or novel SEM techniques
experience in working on multiple projects simultaneously
capacity for interdisciplinary and international teamwork and excellent communication skills
demonstrated experience in the supervision of students
proficiency in spoken and written English (grants and publication record), German is an asset
1st March 2020 or earliest possible
36 months (with possibility of extension)
full-time (currently 39 h/week); The position is, in principle, suitable for part-time employment.
This position has been assessed as being salary group 13 according to “TVöD Bund (Tarifgebiet Ost)”. The salary group will be determined by the conditions of the collective wage agreement and the appropriate personal qualifications.
Additional Salary Information: salary group 13 according to “TVöD Bund (Tarifgebiet Ost)”
Internal Number: 3286
About The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ
The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is the national research centre for Earth sciences in Germany. With approx. 1180 employees, the GFZ is conducting interdisciplinary research on the "System Earth" and the influence of humans on the planet. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, it is part of Germany’s largest science organization.