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Full Professor (W3) in Organic Biochemistry in Geo-Systems
Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering
RWTH Aachen University

23.04.2022 - RWTH Aachen University, Germany

We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of organic biochemistry in geo-systems. The position is to be filled by October 1, 2023.

Recognized expertise in the following areas is particularly welcome: applied organic biogeochemistry with respect to (paleo-) environmental conditions and georesources, as well as the qualitative and quantitative assessment of fundamental processes. Relevant research areas include global biogeochemical cycles, paleoclimatology, georesources, environmental geochemistry and geomicrobiology.

Methods may include the development of new analytical techniques as well as innovative approaches to describe physical, organic-geochemical, and geomicrobial transformation, mobilization, and transport processes, and interactions of organic material with host rocks or fluids. The applicant must have a demonstrated expertise in sedimentary processes and systems as well as excellent knowledge of organic-geochemical and/or geomicrobial processes evidenced by published research. Research applications should incorporate controlling factors in Earth's biogeochemical cycles related to organic matter. Combining field- and laboratory-based investigations with experiments and/or numerical simulation is expected.

The position should exploit synergies within the department, particularly with respect to sedimentary systems, hydrogeological and engineering geology, natural hazards, and/or subsurface geophysical exploration. Emphasis should be placed on future networking within the Geoverbund ABC/J as well as with RWTH profile areas. Engagement and interaction in innovative and interdisciplinary research projects and also collaborations with industry are expected, as well as active participation in RWTH and faculty and the design of teaching within the geoscience curricula in organic biogeochemistry, including field excursions, in both German and English.