GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is a foundation of public law jointly financed by the Federal Republic of Germany (90 %) and the state of Schleswig-Holstein (10 %) and is one of the internationally leading institutions in the field of marine sciences. Currently GEOMAR disposes over an annual budget of approx. 80 million Euro and has approx. 1000 employees.

The research unit Marine Geosystems of the research division Marine Biogeochemistry offers as of the next possible date a position as Research Associate Marine Isotope Geochemistry. 


Application of existing and development of new methods for the measurement of radioactive substances, in particular uranium/thorium decay series with a focus on marine carbonates and silicates. Responsibility for radioactivity measurements / measurement of radiogenic and stable isotope systems on thermion and plasma mass spectrometers.

Requirement profile:

  • Degree in the natural sciences (e.g., geosciences, environmental sciences, chemistry, physics) with doctorate.
  • Experience in independent use of multicollector thermionic and/or plasma mass spectrometers (isotope geochemical applications).
  • Proven relevant publication activity in relevant peer-reviewed journals.

Desirable further are:

  • Experience in isotopic measurement of uranium/thorium decay series nuclides.
  • Experience in supervising students, laboratory users and scientific guests
  • Willingness to participate in scientific expeditions
  • Experience working in clean room laboratories
  • Experience in analytical method development
  • Successful acquisition of third-party funded projects
  • National/international scientific networking
  • Experience in laboratory management activities

The position is to be filled for a limited period until 31. March 2026.

The salary will be paid in accordance with the Collective Agreement for the Public Service of the Federation (Tarifvertrag des öffentlichen Dienstes, TVöD Bund), up to salary level 14. The regular weekly working time corresponds to that of a full-time employee. It is also suitable for part-time employment.

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel seeks to increase the proportion of female scientists and explicitly encourages qualified female academics to apply.

GEOMAR is an equal opportunity employer and encourages scientists with disabilities to apply. Qualified disabled applicants will receive preference in the application process.

Please submit your application for this post including a letter of motivation, CV and contact details of 3 referees until 2nd January 2023 under the following link.

As soon as the selection procedure has finished, all your application data will be removed according to data protection regulation.

For further information regarding the position and research unit please contact Prof. Anton Eisenhauer (+49 431 600 2282).

However, we will answer all your questions if you send us an e-mail to bewerbung(at) In doing so, please refer to the keyword “Marine Isotope Geochemistry”.

GEOMAR is a member of the Helmholtz Association and the German Marine Research Consortium (KDM). For further information please visit or

GEOMAR is committed to a non-discriminatory personnel selection. Our job advertisements address all people. We expressly renounce the submission of application photos.

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