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Vacancy No. 3631

PhD Research Fellow (f/m/d)
(75 %)

The Department of Geochemistry and Economic Geology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Petrology and Mineral Resources group at the Department of Geosciences at the University of Tübingen (EKUT) invite applications for a joint project to start the next possible date.

Job description

The project will be hosted for the first 18 months at KIT (Karlsruhe) and will be continued for further 18 months at EKUT (Tübingen). The candidate will have the responsibility to conduct internationally visible research in the project “The role of early cumulate formation for HFSE enrichment in foidolitic systems”. The project is focused on the Gardiner (Greenland) and Kovdor (Russia) alkaline complexes. Your responsibility will be literature research, petrography, electron microprobe analyses, LA-ICPMS analyses, data interpretation, petrological modelling and publishing of research results in internationally recognized journals. You will be given the opportunity to prepare a PhD thesis.

Personal qualification

You have an MSc degree (or equivalent) in geosciences with research interest in magmatic processes in the continental crust and a strong background in alkaline igneous rocks, carbonatites, their economic geology and geochemistry. You are motivated, analytically skilled, open for new research fields and able to communicate with technicians and other researchers.

KIT and EKUT offer an attractive international work place with modern state-of-the-art geochemical lab equipment and access to the world-class analytical pool of the KIT and EKUT. Both groups have a strong team in hydrothermal and magmatic ore deposits, geochemistry of hydrothermal systems and environmental mineralogy. This project is part of the DFG-funded German-wide priority program “dynamics of metal enrichment – DOME”. This priority program will give you an interesting and challenging environment to work with other researchers in the field of economic geology.

Applications should include a letter of motivation and the usual documents (CV, complete publication list, certificates).


Salary category E13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Organizational unit

Institute of Applied Geosciences (AGW)

Starting date

as soon as possible

Contract duration

18 months at KIT Karlsruhe (will be continued for further 18 months at EKUT, Tübingen)

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Contact person in line-management

For information about the position, the project and the institutes, please contact Dr. Benjamin Walter (KIT) or PD Dr. Michael Marks (EKUT), email: b.walter@kit.edu Tel.: +49-(0) 721 608-42717, michael.marks@uni-tuebingen.de Tel.: +49-(0)7071-29-73077.


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We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.

If qualified, severely disabled persons will be preferred.


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