PhD position

The Department of Physical Geography at the Institute of Geography of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany offers a PhD position with the opportunity to specialize in limnogeological, sedimentological and paleoclimatological issues. The successful candidate is expected to work on
sediment cores, surface sediments, sediment trap and other samples (water, plants etc.) which have been and will be recovered during an expedition in 2012 from lakes on the Tibetan Plateau. Hence, the willingness to participate in expeditions to Tibet (~1 month) is a precondition.

The duration of the position will be for 3 years. Salary is paid according to the TVoeD (62%, 13 TV-L).

Closing date for completed applications (curriculum vitae, contact information of potential referee(s), certificates, etc.) is 12 October 2011. Interviews will be held in November 2011. The position will commence in January 2012.

Please direct electronic applications (single PDF-file) or informal enquiries concerning this post to, or

Please address hardcopies to:

Physical Geography Institute of Geography
Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
Löbdergraben 32
07646 Jena