Within the DFG funded project Radiofluorescence dating (IR-RF):Towards a suitable dating method for quaternary sediments the Chair for Physical Geography (Prof. M. Fuchs), Department of Geography, Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen, Germany, offers a

3-year 100% post-doc position on radiofluorescence dating of feldspars(IR-RF) applied to Quaternary sediments


Job information:
Expected start date in position: The position is open until filled
Contract length: 3 years
Activity rate: Full time
Salary: Payment will be according to ’Entgeltgruppe 13 Tarifvertrag Hessen (TV-H)’. This is equivalent to a gross salary of 48–65k€ per year, depending on previous experience

Your responsabilities:
The candidate will further develop the technique of radiofluorescence (IR-RF) to establish a suitable dating method for quaternary sediments and will apply it to coarse grain K-feldspar and polymineral fine grain samples. This includes the IR-RF spectrometric characterization of the samples, to better understand IR-RF behavior regarding e. g. sensitivity change and saturation behavior. Finally, the developed and adapted measurement protocol (IRSAR) will be applied and tested to loess samples and samples from different sedimentation environments.

Your profile:
In order to complete our team, we are looking for someone with the following skills :

  • PhD in natural sciences, preferably in geosciences or physics
  • A background in luminescence dating
  • Evidence of high-quality research
  • A good publication record in peer-reviewed journals
  • A motivated, well organized, creative and enthusiastic team-player who will contribute to the group’s scientific success is much welcomed
  • Good English language skills

What the position offers you:

  • An experienced and motivating team of researchers dealing with luminescence dating, geomorphology and Quaternary Sciences
  • Our laboratory is equipped with 2 high-end Lexsyg readers, indluding an RF-unit and a spectrometer and with 2 Lexsyg smart readers
  • For dose rate determination, the laboratory is equipped with 3 μDose devices

Your application:
Please, send your application as a single PDF file exclusively via Email to Prof. Markus Fuchs (markus.fuchs@geogr.uni-giessen.de). The PDF should include:

  •  CV
  • 1-page letter of motivation
  • List of peer-reviewed publications
  • Copies of study certificates

Contact for further information:
If you have questions regarding the position do not hesitate to contact Prof. Markus Fuchs: markus.fuchs@geogr.uni-giessen.de