Research Associate for the Project “Molybdenum Isotope Geochemistry” § 28 Subsection 3 HmbHG

Your responsibilities

Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.

We are offering a position for one researcher to address the question whether aragonite forming at marine methane seeps records the molybdenum isotopic composition of seawater. The position is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) for 3 years. The candidate will be member of the working group Geology in the Earth System. The project will be carried out jointly with the Geochemistry group of the Institute of Mineralogy, University of Hannover, led by Stefan Weyer. The successful candidate will benefit from a vibrant research environment and an interdisciplinary team.

The researcher will study aragonite cement collected from methane seeps worldwide, and measure its Mo isotope composition and other inorganic geochemical parameters. She/he will obtain cutting-edge knowledge and analytical expertise on stable isotope geochemistry, as well as its application to methane-seep environments and past seawater evolution. She/he will contribute to the interpretation of results, publication and the presentation of the project’s results.


Your profile

A university degree in a relevant field.

  • sound knowledge in geochemistry/biogeochemistry/mineralogy/chemistry
  • experience with wet chemistry work and/or clean laboratory skills and ideally, also with trace element and/or isotope analyses using ICP-MS or MC-ICP-MS
  • good oral and written English skills

We offer

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Reliable remuneration based on wage agreements
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Continuing education opportunities
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University pensions
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Attractive location
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Flexible working hours
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Work-life balance opportunities
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Health management

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Educational leave

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30 days of vacation per annum

Universität Hamburg—University of Excellence is one of the strongest research educational institutions in Germany. Our work in research, teaching, educational and knowledge exchange activities is fostering the next generation of responsible global citizens ready to tackle the global challenges facing us. Our guiding principle “Innovating and Cooperating for a Sustainable Future” drives collaboration with academic and nonacademic partner institutions in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region and around the world. We would like to invite you to be part of our community to work with us in creating sustainable and digital change for a dynamic and pluralist society.

Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.


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