The Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography of the
University of Vienna, Austria, invites applications for two three-year PhD
positions (subject to the final approval of funds). The PhD positions are
attached to the new Marie Curie Chair of Excellence for Mineral Spectroscopy,
starting April 1, 2006.
Successful candidates will be employed as research assistants (i.e., PhD
students). The gross salary is ? 22,926.40 per annum total.
are supposed to hold a diploma in mineralogy or material or geological sciences.
They should be interested in the structural characterisation of minerals using
modern micro-techniques (i.e., defect structures, internal textures, primary
growth and secondary alteration patterns). Corresponding to the main objectives
of the Marie Curie Chair, PhD students will be taught several spectroscopic
techniques (infrared absorption, micro-Raman, optical absorption, and
luminescence spectroscopy); they should be interested in the application of
these — in combination with other — analytical techniques to various analytical
problems from different disciplines in the Earth Sciences.
Even though a
major portion of the research will address the understanding of radiation-damage
phenomena, such as metamictisation or effects of external irradiation, one
«open» PhD topic outside this field will also be possible. Please contact the
Chair Holder (email@example.com)
for further details. For more general information see http://www.univie.ac.at/mineralogie/MINSPEC.
Please send CV and contact information of two references before January
31, 2006, via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of
Vienna is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Women are
especially encouraged to apply.