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The Chair of Tectonic Geodesy at the Faculty of Geosciences is looking for a 

Postdoc (m,f,x) for 1 year with 39,83 hours per week, TV-L E13

The working group Tectonic Geodesy is researching the details of plate motion and the relation of these motions to occurrences of earthquakes.

The position is funded by an ERC Starting Grant in the project TectoVision, a project that aims to uncover the details of plate motion spanning the minutes to decades timescales.

extent: full-time
duration: temporary
beginning: as soon as possible
application deadline:
01.07.2024

Your tasks:

  • Experimenting with GNSS displacement time series processing for recovery of transient tectonic signals
  • Deployment and maintenance of permanent low-cost GNSS stations in Greece

Your profile:

  • A PhD degree in geodesy or related geoscientific research area
  • Experience in processing GNSS displacement time series (using software such as GAMIT, Bernese, Gipsy, etc.)
  • GNSS Fieldwork experience

Our offerings:

  • a dynamic environment
  • a modern, well-equipped workplace

Additional information:

At the request of the applicant (m,f,x), the staff council may be involved in selection interviews. https://www.wpr.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/

If the position is funded by third-party funds the employee has no teaching obligation.

At the request of the applicant (m/f/x), the position can also be taken up on a part-time basis.
The position can be extended longer if part time hours are worked.

German language courses are offered by the University Language Center (ZfA) in the field of German as a Foreign Language (DaF).
https://www.daf.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/sbgk/index.html.en

You can find information about TV-L at: https://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is RUB’s declared aim.


The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.

Contact details for your application:

Jonathan Bedford, Phone: +49234 32 23252
Petra Dueckershoff, Phone: +49234 32 24503

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

For information on the collection of personal data in the application process see: https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/en/information-collection-personal-data-application-process.

We are looking forward to receiving your application with the specification ANR: 3381 until 01/07/2024, send by e-mail to the following address: jonathan.bedford@ruhr-uni-bochum.de

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