Open Positions within the Section

The following positions are open within the Section of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Ph.D. position in mineralogy and geochemistry of modern lacustrine microbialites.

We invite applications for one Ph.D. position in mineralogy and geochemistry in the newly formed Biogeochemistry group at the Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Geneva (Switzerland) under the supervision of Prof. Nina Zeyen. The Biogeochemistry group aims to understand abiotic and biological formation and transformation of minerals within natural and engineered systems. This project will focus on the collection and characterization of microbialites from a modern lake affected by volcanic activity. The aim will be to characterize the mineralogy and the chemistry of microbialites and the sediments as well as the water chemistry at different locations in this lake with the objective to understand the key parameters responsible of the microbialite formation. 

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Postdoc position in physical volcanology.

The Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Geneva, Switzerland, invites applications for a Postdoctoral position in physical volcanology and geophysics with a focus on the characterization of volcanic plumes and tephra fallout. The initial appointment will be for two years with the possibility of extension. 

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Ph.D. student on energy efficiency in industrial processes.

The two Ph.D. students will collaborate in the context of a project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

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Assistant Professor Position (SNSF)

The department of Earth Sciences (DESTE), at the University of Geneva is seeking female applicants to the Swiss National Science Foundation Professorial Grants (SNSF Starting/Consolidator grant) program 2023 (call opens November 2022), to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor. 


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PhD and PostDoc Positions in seismology of geothermal systems using dense nodal networks.

The Group of Crustal Deformation and Fluid Flow at the University of Geneva, link is seeking to fill

up two positions in seismology for a project lasting 4 years investigating the Larderello-Travale geothermal field, Italy. We are looking for one PhD student (4 years) and one PostDoc (2+2 years) with experience with passive seismic methods. Senior PostDocs are also invited to apply.

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Fully Funded PhD opportunity in Isotope Geoscience (SNSF)

The  project is  funded  for a  period  of  4 years  by  the Swiss National Science Foundation. We invite  people with a BSc. (hons; 1st class or 2‐1), MSc. or equivalent degree in Earth Sciences, Physics or  Material  Sciences  to  apply. 

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