PhD student (f/m/d) Geochemistry of Actinides

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
April 11, 2023
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For any questions, do not hesitate to ask: Prof. Dr. Vinzenz Brendler Tel.: +49 351 260 2430, PD Dr. habil. Moritz Schmidt Tel.: +49 351 260 3156, +49 351 260 2536

Place of work: Dresden-Rossendorf

Working hours: 19,5 h/week

Deadline: 11 April 2023

Online application English / German Job-Id: 2023/58 (1642)

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Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf Bautzner Landstraße 400 01328 Dresden

PhD student (f/m/d) Geochemistry of Actinides

Through cutting-edge research in the fields of ENERGY, HEALTH and MATTER, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) solves some of the pressing societal and industrial challenges of our time. Join our 1.500 employees from more than 50 nations at one of our six research sites and help us moving research to the next level!

The Institute of Resource Ecology performs research to protect humans and the environment from hazards caused by pollutants resulting from technical processes that produce energy and raw materials.

The Department of Thermodynamics of Actinides is looking for a PhD student (f/m/d) Geochemistry of Actinides. The position will be available from 1 May 2023. The employment contract is limited to three years.

Your tasks:
  • Qualitative and quantitative investigation of the influence of competitive metal cations, e.g. from the dissolution of minerals, on the sorption of actinides and fission products at mineral phases relevant to final disposal
  • Acquisition of a process understanding at the molecular level through conventional radioanalysis (liquid scintillation counting, alpha- spectrometry) and ICP-MS as well as spectroscopic methods such as fluorescence and vibrational spectroscopy
  • Examination of samples with surface X-ray diffraction
  • Your profile:
  • Master´s degree in Chemistry, Geochemistry or a related field
  • Knowledge in the field of aqueous chemistry of metal ions, especially actinides, and about radioanalytical methods
  • Experience in dealing with radionuclides, especially actinides
  • Experience in the field of spectroscopic measurements for speciation determination
  • Knowledge of geochemistry and mineralogy
  • Good communication skills in German and English, spoken and written
  • Willingness to work in controlled areas
  • Ability for interdisciplinary research and collaboration
  • Our offer:
  • A vibrant research community in an open, diverse and international work environment

  • Scientific excellence and extensive professional networking opportunities

  • A structured PhD program with a comprehensive range of continuing education and networking opportunities - more information about the PhD program at the HZDR can be found here
  • Salary and social benefits in accordance with the collective agreement for the public sector (TVöD-Bund) including 30 days of paid holiday leave, company pension scheme (VBL)
  • We support a good work-life balance with the possibility of part-time employment, mobile working and flexible working hours
  • Numerous company health management offerings
  • Employee discounts with well-known providers via the platform Corporate Benefits
  • An employer subsidy for the VVO job ticket
  • Kindly submit your completed application (including cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, etc.) only via our Online-application-system.

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