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Research Associate for Element Analysis by ICP-MS/OES (m/f)
In an interdisciplinary and diverse research group, led by Prof. Friedhelm von Blanckenburg, we develop and apply geochemical tools in Earth surface processes. We quantify physical erosion, chemical weathering, and cycling of elements through soil, plants, ground water, and river water. In the “HELGES Laboratory” (Helmholtz Laboratory for the Geochemistry of the Earth’s Surface) we employ several quadrupole ICP-MS systems, optical ICP, high-resolution sector field ICP-MS, and stable isotope systems using our multicollector ICP-MS.
- designing and conducting analytical routines for element analysis in the compartments of the Earth surface
(water, soil, minerals, plants) using quadrupole and sector field ICP-MS and ICP-OES
- implementation of quality control measures
- supervision of laboratory staff, graduate students, and external users; support in drafting their manuscripts
- conduction of projects with the Geochemistry of the Earth’s surface and Geomorphology group
- Doctorate or PhD in Isotope Geochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or related fields
- Master’s degree in Geochemistry (or equivalent)
- Experience in:
• the digestion and preparation of samples in a clean laboratory environment
• the analysis of complex matrices
• the method development for trace, minor and major element analyses by ICP-MS
• the operating and maintenance of quadrupole ICP-MS (additional experience in ICP-OES and sector field
instruments is an advantage)
• publishing methods and results in peer-reviewed journals
• communicating and interacting in diverse, active communities
Starting date: 1st September 2018 or thereafter
Fixed term: 3 years, extendable by additional 3 years
Salary: The pay scale grouping will be according to pay group 13 TVöD-Bund (Tarifgebiet Ost) provided that all tariff related and personal requirements are met.
Working hours: full-time (currently 39 h/week); The position is, in principle, suitable for part-time employment.
More information and application form:
Dr. Daniel A. Frick
Section 3.3: Earth Surface Geochemistry
Tel.: +49 331 288 28963
Fax: +49 331 288 2852
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Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ
Stiftung des öff. Rechts Land Brandenburg
Telegrafenberg, 14473 Potsdam