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10 OPEN PHD POSITIONS: DFG International Research Training Group "StRATEGy II

  Current Announcement

10 Academic Staff Member

(PhD position, 75%, TV-L E13)

The deadline is July 31, 2018.

Applications should be sent in a single PDF file to Dr. Henry Wichura ( 

Since October 2015, the DFG International Research Training Group “Surface processes, Tectonics and Georecources in the Andean Foreland Basin of Argentina” (StRATEGy) is established at the University of Potsdam and runs in cooperation with the GFZ German Research Centre for Geoscience and our Argentinian partner universities in Buenos Aires, Salta, Jujuy, and Tucumán.

“StRATEGy” aims to conduct an interdisciplinary study of the source-to-sink system of the Argentinian Andes. Our study addresses the complex relationships between tectonics, climate, erosion, sediment deposition, and the environmental conditions prone to the generation, migration, and accumulation of hydrocarbon resources and metallogenesis. The foreland and the transition to the Andean orogen interior is characterized by ongoing, yet highly diachronous and spatially disparate tectonism, in addition to pronounced contrasts in relief, rainfall, and erosion. These characteristics make this region an outstanding natural laboratory to study surface processes and their tectonic and climatic forcing factors that impact sediment production and mass-transfer on multiple spatiotemporal scales.

10 Academic Staff Member

Req. No.: 258/2018

(PhD position, 75%, TV-L E13)


For more details on the open projects you are willing to apply for, follow the project links below, download the attached .pdf-file or navigate through the “StRATEGy” webpage:

            • 163 G 1.1 (Atmospheric Modelling)

            • 163 G 1.3 (Paleoclimatology)

            • 163 G 1.4 (Geomorphology, Geochemistry)

            • 163 G 2.3 (Structural Geology, Thermochronology)

            • 163 G 3.1 (Basin Analysis, Sedimentology)

            • 163 G 3.2 (Geodynamic Modelling)

            • 163 G 3.3 (Basin Modelling)

            • 163 G 3.4 (Sedimentology)

            • 163 G 4.1 (Petrology, Geochemistry)

            • 163 G 4.2 (Petrology, Geochemistry)


The position is for 30 hours of work per week (75 %). The salary is determined by the collective bargaining agreement for public employees in Germany (TV-L 13 Ost). This is a temporary position limited to a term of 3 years in accordance with Section 2 Para 1 of the Academic Fixed-Term Contract Law (WissZeitVG).

Handicapped applicants will be given preference in case of equal suitability. The “StRATEGy” consortium strives to increase the proportion of women in research and specifically encourages females to apply for this position.

Applications should include the following components: CV, letter of motivation, research interests (specific interests and research plan for PhD project), a record of academic degrees, including a transcript of records and two letters of recommendation. Because the members of the PhD program will spend 6 months at our partnering universities in Argentina, Spanish language skills are advantageous.

Applications should be sent in a single PDF file to Dr. Henry Wichura ( The deadline is July 31, 2018.