PhD Position in Mineral Physics
University of Freiburg Faculty for Environment and Natural Resources

The geomaterials and crystalline materials group at the faculty for environment and natural resources invites applications for a Ph.D. position – Wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in (w/m/d) – in Mineral Physics
  • Application deadline: 10.06.2022
  • Publication date: 10.05.2022
  • Start-date: 01.09.2022
  • Part-time position (75 %)
  • Id no.: 00002248


The group of Junior-Prof. Prescher is mainly interested in the physical and chemical properties of geologically relevant materials under high pressure and temperature conditions.

The here advertised position is envisioned to be working primarily on the time-resolved investigation of material response to ultra-short (<1 ns) laser and X-ray pulses in diamond cells at high pressures. Experiments will be mainly conducted at the European X-ray Free Electron Laser (Eu-XFEL) in Hamburg.


We seek a highly motivated individual with keen interest in experimental work.

Applicants should hold a master’s degree or equivalent in Earth sciences, mineralogy, chemistry, physics, material sciences or a related field at the time of the appointment.

Experience in high pressure experimentation, X-ray diffraction, spectroscopic methods for material characterization is desirable but not required. Experience in using scripting languages such as Python or Matlab for the purpose of data analysis is desired but also not required. Good proficiency in English (written and spoken) and availability to travel are required.

The fixed-term position is available for 3 years. The salary will be determined in accordance with TV-L E13.

We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.


Please send your application in English including supporting documents citing the reference number 00002248, by 10.06.2022 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Professur für Geomaterialien und kristalline Werkstoffe
Hermann-Herder-Straße 5
79104 Freiburg im Breisgau

For further information, please contact Mr. JProf. Dr. Clemens Prescher on the phone number +49 761 +49 761 203 or E-Mail

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