Doctoral Position in Magmatic and Hydrothermal Systems at GEOMAR

Doctoral Position (m/f/d) Magmatic and Hydrothermal Systems

Deadline: March 25th, 2020

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is a foundation of public law jointly financed by the Federal Republic of Germany (90%) and the state of Schleswig-Holstein (10%) and is one of the internationally leading institutions in the field of marine sciences. Currently GEOMAR disposes over an annual budget of approx. 80 million Euro and has approx. 1000 employees.

The research unit “Magmatic and Hydrothermal Systems” of the research division “Dynamics of the Ocean Floor” is offering a

Doctoral Position (m/f/d)
Magmatic and Hydrothermal Systems

starting on or after May 1st 2020. The position offers the possibility to attain a doctoral degree in natural sciences.

Job Description / Project Description

The position holder will study the magmatic and tectonic development of oceanic transform crust at ridge-transform intersections (RTI). The work will involve both computer modelling and magmatic petrology and will have a component of seagoing and/or land-based fieldwork.


  • Masters Degree in Earth Sciences or related subject
  • Demonstrated skills (through appropriate courses or qualifications) in mathematical modelling of geological processes
  • Demonstrated expertise (through appropriate courses or qualifications) in magmatic petrology
  • Willingness and ability to participate in seagoing expeditions and terrestrial fieldwork
  • Good command of English (spoken and written)

The position is available for a funding period for 3 Years. The salary depends on qualification and could be up to the class E13 TVöD-Bund of the German tariff for public employees. This is a 75% position. The position can not be split. The fixed-term contract shall comply with Section 2 Paragraph 1 of The Act of Academic Fixed-Term Contract (German WissZeitVG).

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel seeks to increase the proportion of female scientists and explicitly encourages qualified female academics to apply.

GEOMAR is an equal opportunity employer and encourages scientists with disabilities to apply. Qualified disabled applicants will receive preference in the application process.

Please send your application for this post via email in a single pdf-file mentioning the keyword " RTI ” in the subject line. Please send your application not later than
25 March 2020 to the following email address:

As soon as the selection procedure has finished, all your application data will be removed according to data protection regulation.

For further information regarding the position and research unit please contact either Prof. Dr. Colin Devey or Prof. Dr. Lars Rüpke.

Please do not contact us by phone about the present state of procedures. However, we will answer all your questions if you send us an e-mail to In doing so, please refer to the keyword.

GEOMAR is a member of the Helmholtz Association and the German Marine Research Consortium (KDM).

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