Vacancy ID: 235/2022
Closing date: 2022-07-06
Friedrich Schiller University is a traditional university with a strong research profile rooted in the heart of Germany. As a university covering all disciplines, it offers a wide range of subjects. Its research is focused on the areas Light—Life—Liberty. It is closely networked with non-research institutions, research companies and renowned cultural institutions. With around 18,000 students and more than 8,600 employees, the university plays a major role in shaping Jena’s character as a cosmopolitan and future-oriented city.
The Institute of Geosciences / Applied Geology Group seeks to fill the position of a
commencing on September 1, 2022 or at the earliest possible date
in the project “Retroaction of Geochemical Perturbations and Critical Zone Media Reactivity on Trace Element Speciation and Transport Parameters” (C07).
This project aims to understand the transport of clay minerals out of the soil zone using synthetic clay mineral colloids with the multi-method nanoparticle/mass spectrometric platform (SP-ICP-MS, (e)AF4, NTA, LC-OCD-OND) available in the group. The characterization of the flow path geometry will be addressed through 3D/4D tomographic methods (µCT/XRM) available. The special focus is on the dynamics, control and feedback of the trace element speciation and transport on the subsurface microbiome of the Critical Zone investigated from the laboratory-scale to the cross-project field experiment.
The position is limited to June 30, 2025. This is a part-time position with 65% of the working hours of a full-time employee (26 hours per week). The project is supervised by Prof. Dr. Thorsten Schäfer, the place of work will be Jena – City of Science.
FSU Jena and CRC AquaDiva seek to increase the number of women in those research areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourage women to apply. Candidates with severe disabilities will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications and suitability.
Are you eager to work for us? Then submit your application, addressed to Prof. Dr. Thorsten Schäfer and stating the vacancy ID 235/2022, by 6 July 2022 to