Applicants for a PhD position (for 3 years)
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Nürnberg, Deutschland
vor 18 Std.

Geozentrum Nordbayern, Lehrstuhl für Endogene Geodynamik seeks

Das Aufgabengebiet umfasst u. a.

We are welcoming applications by highly motivated scientists to contribute to the DFG funded project Immiscible sulphide liquids : Insights into chalcophile element fractionation processes in the oceanic crust .

The PhD candidate will be part of an internationally recognised working group in geochemistry, magmatic petrology and economic geology with excellent analytical facilities.

  • Study of drill core samples from past DSDP, ODP and IODP expeditions
  • Investigating the trace element composition of pristine magmatic sulphide globules from different tectonic settings and sections of the oceanic crust by EPMA and LA-ICP-MS
  • Analysis of trace elements (including metals and metalloids) in volcanic glass and least altered host rocks by XRF, ICP-MS and AFS
  • Defining quantitative models for the S and chalcophile element cycle in the oceanic lithosphere through space and time
  • Writing manuscripts for publication in international peer-reviewed journals in the framework of the PhD study
  • Participation at national and international conference
  • Notwendige Qualifikation

  • Master of Science in geosciences or a related field with a strong background in geochemistry and petrology
  • Preliminary experience in EPMA and LA-ICP-MS and / or solution ICP-MS and AFS
  • Very good skills in spoken and written English
  • Non-German speaking international applicants are expected to sign up for a language course to learn German
  • Wünschenswerte Qualifikation

  • Knowledge about S saturation processes and magmatic sulphide formation in silicate melts
  • Modelling of melting and fractionation processes in silicate melts
  • Thermodynamic modelling of temperature, pressure, fO2 (etc.) in silicate melts
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