ERC funded post-doctoral position in geophysics/planetary physics
at the Bavarian Geoinstitute for Experimental Geochemistry and Geophysics
(BGI, University of Bayreuth, Germany)


Applications are being received until the position is filled


Position. The BGI, University of Bayreuth, Germany, is seeking a candidate for a postdoctoral position to numerically model volatile loss processes occurring during planetary growth. The work will focus on describing the formation of vapour above magma and escape of this vapour from the gravitational influence of growing planetary objects, and integrating chemical fractionation during these processes.

The position is part of a project that seeks to quantify the role of volatile loss during planetary growth and is funded by European Research Council Starting Grant Vaploss. As such, the candidate will become part of a team of two post-doctoral researchers who will work jointly with the PI (Dr. Remco Hin) on the project.

The position is funded for 2 years. The salary will be based on grade E13 TV-L of the pay scale for the German public sector.


Working environment. The BGI has a long history of research into Earth and planetary sciences, including chemical and physical aspects of planetary accretion. This environment provides the candidate with ample opportunity for collaborations, which will be encouraged.

The project further consists of a close collaboration with Prof. Francis Nimmo (University of California Santa Cruz) on modelling volatile loss mechanisms, with Dr. Zoe Leinhardt (University of Bristol) on planetary growth models, and with Prof. G. Golabek (BGI) on heat inputs during planetary accretion.


Application requirements. The candidate should hold a PhD in a relevant field and preferably have post-doctoral experience. Good mathematical skills and communication skills in English are desirable, as is the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team.

The application should consist of a single pdf file containing a CV (max. 2 pages), list of publications, contact details for two suitable referees, and a cover letter (max. 2 pages) detailing your research experience and your motivation to apply for this position. The application file should be sent to Dr. Remco Hin (remco.hin@uni-bayreuth.de), who can also be contacted by potential applicants for further inquiries about the position.

Bayerisches Geoinstitut, Universität Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth, Deutschland
Tel: +49-(0) 921 55 3700 / 3766, Fax: +49-(0) 921 55 3769, E-mail: bayerisches.geoinstitut(at)uni-bayreuth.de