Postdoc at University of Tübingen in mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry

The University of Tübingen is looking for a post-doctoral researcher (24 months, 13 TV-L) in mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry as part of a new large international project on alkaline rocks and carbonatites called “HiTech AlkCarb”. The post is available from 01 June 2016.

The HiTech AlkCarb project brings together 12 teams to make a step-change in exploration models for alkaline and carbonatite provinces. HiTech AlkCarb has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689909.

The sucessful applicant will have to act as principal investigator on a research project related to small-scale mineralizations in and around subvolcanic alkaline silicate and carbonatitic rocks as exploration indicators for high technology metals. The applicant will have to supervise scientific drilling, undertake independent research on the gathered drill cores, make presentations at conferences and other events, write up results for high quality  international journals, and will also be able to work collaboratively (importantly, also with local German administration and authorities) and supervise the work of others as required.

Mandatory qualifications for this post include:

  • PhD in the fields of geology, mineralogy, geochemistry or petrology
  • scientific experience with hydrothermal processes, alkaline rocks or carbonatites, proven by publications in international journals.
  • hands-on experience with the following analytical methods: electron microprobe, LA-ICP-MS, reflected and transmitted light microscopy, fluid inclusions
    and stable isotope geochemistry;
  • a profound knowledge on the regional geology of Southwestern Germany;
  • business fluent in German;

This post is open for application until 31 January 2016, interviews are expected to take place during March 2016.

The University of Tübingen seeks to increase the proportion of female scientists and explicitly encourages qualified female academics to apply. The University of Tübingen is an equal opportunity employer and encourages scientists with disabilities to apply. Qualified disabled applicants will receive preference in the application process.

Applications should include a CV and a full publication list. For further information please contact Professor Gregor Markl ( or PD Dr. Michael Marks (

The final adjustment is made by the Central Administration of the University of Tübingen.