Geozentrum Nordbayern, Lehrstuhl für Endogene Geodynamik seeks
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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
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
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