For any questions, do not hesitate to ask:
Dr. Katja Schmeide Tel.: +49 351 260 2436,
+49 351 260 2513
Place of work:
6 December 2020
The HZDR is committed to equal opportunity employment and we strongly encourage applications from qualified female candidates. We also carefully consider all applications from job candidates with severe disabilities.
Bautzner Landstraße 400
PhD Student (f/m/d)
As a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,200 people. The Center's focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health and matter.
The Institute of Resource Ecology invites applications as PhD student (f/m/d). One position will be available from 01.02.2021. The employment contract is limited to three years.
The position is part of a national joint project dealing with geochemical retention of radionuclides on cement alteration phases (GRaZ II).
The focus is on the following fields of work:
Investigation of the influence of organic ligands on the retention of radionuclides relevant to repositories in systems with cement phases as well as clay minerals and natural clay rock under hyperalkaline conditions
Identification of the formed species by spectroscopic methods
Derivation of corresponding thermodynamic data and application in (geo )chemical modelling
Publication of results in international journals and at conferences
Preparation of a PhD thesis
very good university degree (Diploma/Master) in the field of chemistry or environmental sciences
knowledge of a broad spectrum of analytical and spectroscopic methods
personal commitment, ability to work in a team, good experimental skills
interest in applied research and interdisciplinary cooperation in the context of a safe final disposal of radioactive waste
very good English language skills
The willingness to handle radioactive samples is required
- exciting work environment on an attractive research campus
- high scientific professional networking as well as scientific excellence
salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective
- Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement TvöD-Bund
- Company pension scheme (VBL)
- A good work/life balance for which we offer assistance in the form of:
possibility to work part-time
flexible working hours
in-house health management
Kindly submit your completed application (including cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, etc.) only via our Online-application-system.