PhD Position on Geochemical Processes and Multiphase Flow in Porous Media

Updated: 3 months ago

Your Job:

  • Exploring geochemical processes (e.g. coupled mineral dissolution and precipitation) leading to gas generation in water saturated porous media to assess their consequences on solute transport
  • Development and application of dynamic macroscopic experiments combined with magnetic resonance imaging to gain insights into relevant processes
  • Collaboration in the development of mechanistic models to describe system evolution, testing models against experimental observations
  • Processing of the data and scientific interpretation of the results
  • Independent presentation of the results at scientific conferences and in scientific publications

Your Profile:

  • A scientific university degree (Master) in Earth/Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Petroleum engineering or a related discipline
  • Experience or interest in subsurface solute transport
  • Practical experience with laboratory work and scientific programming languages (such as Python) are desirable, willingness and aptitude to learn and develop these skills are essential
  • Knowledge on geochemical thermodynamic modelling is desirable
  • Ability to work in an international multidisciplinary team is essential
  • Excellent English communication and writing skills

Our Offer:

We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the chance to actively help in shaping the change! We offer ideal conditions for you to complete your doctoral degree:

  • Comprehensive training courses and individual opportunities for personal and professional further development
  • Extensive company health management
  • Ideal conditions for balancing work and private life, as well as a family-friendly corporate policy
  • Flexible work (location) arrangements, e.g. remote work
  • A large research campus with green spaces, offering the best possible means for networking with colleagues and pursuing sports alongside work
  • Further development of your personal strengths, e.g. through an extensive range of training courses; a structured program of continuing education and networking opportunities specifically for doctoral researchers via JuDocS, the Jülich Center for Doctoral Researchers and Supervisors:
  • Targeted services for international employees, e.g. through our International Advisory Service

The position is for a fixed term of 3 years. Pay in line with 60 % of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund) and additionally 60 % of a monthly salary as special payment („Christmas bonus“). Pay higher than the basic pay may be possible. Further information on doctoral degrees at Forschungszentrum Jülich including our other locations is available at:

We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, e.g. in terms of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation / identity, and social, ethnic and religious origin. A diverse and inclusive working environment with equal opportunities in which everyone can realize their potential is important to us.

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