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Dr. Richard Gloaguen Tel.: +49 351 260 4424,
Dr. Moritz Kirsch Tel.: +49 351 260 4439,
Mrs. Manuela Wagner Tel.: +49 351 260 4401

Place of work:

Working hours:
39 h/week

25 March 2018

Online application
English / German
Job-Id: 14/2018 (698)

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
01328 Dresden

Research Associate/Postdoc (m/f) in Geophysics

A member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,100 people. The Center's focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health, and matter.

The Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF) pursues the objective of developing innovative technologies for the economy so that mineral and metalliferous raw materials can be made available and used more efficiently and recycled in an environmentally friendly manner. The institute invites applications as

Research Associate/Postdoc (m/f) in Geophysics

The position will be available from 1 June 2018. The employment contract is limited to two years.

At the Helmholtz-Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology, the Division of Exploration aims to develop new and efficient technologies for the exploration of mineral resources. The research focusses on the use of unmanned aerial systems with various sensors, multi- and hyperspectral remote sensing, tectonic geomorphology, 3D geological modeling, as well as laser-induced fluorescence and luminescence spectroscopy.

Project objectives:

Development and test of innovative, non-invasive exploration technologies
Stakeholder engagement, education and policy reform


  • development of new airborn geophysical methods
  • compilation, inventory and processing of existing geophysical data
  • logistical planning and technical supervision of geophysical data acquisition within the framework of the project
  • quality control, processing, interpretation/modelling of newly collected data, integration of geophysical data in geological 3D models
  • creation of reports and documentation
  • participation in project events and conferences


  • excellent PhD degree in the field of geophysics
  • basic knowledge in economic geology, geological 3D modeling and GIS
  • computer skills in standard software and geophysical special software
  • fluent English language skills
  • strong sense of responsibility; reliability, commitment, as weil as an ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • excellent interpersonal skills
  • willingness to travel nationally and internationally

We offer:

  • high scientific professional networking as well as scientific excellence
  • internationality and diversity
  • interesting and diverse tasks, flexible working hours, salary based on the collective agreement TVöD-Bund
  • equality of opportunity and family-friendly structures, corporate health management
  • attractive work and research terms in a highly motivated team