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Helm­holtz-Zen­trum Dres­den-Ros­sen­dorf e.V.

Through cut­ting-edge rese­arch in the fields of ENERGY, HEALTH and MAT­TER, Helm­holtz-Zen­trum Dres­den-Ros­sen­dorf (HZDR) sol­ves some of the pres­sing socie­tal and indus­trial chal­len­ges of our time. Join our 1.500 employees from more than 50 nati­ons at one of our six rese­arch sites and help us moving rese­arch to the next level!

The Insti­tute of Resource Eco­logy per­forms rese­arch to pro­tect humans and the envi­ron­ment from hazards cau­sed by pol­lut­ants resul­ting from tech­ni­cal pro­ces­ses that pro­duce energy and raw mate­ri­als.

The Depart­ment of Ther­mo­dy­na­mics of Actini­des is loo­king for a PhD stu­dent (f/m/d) Geo­che­mi­stry of Actini­des. The posi­tion will be avail­able ear­liest from 01 May 2023. The employ­ment con­tract is limi­ted to three years.

Dok­to­rand (w/m/d) Geo­che­mie der Actini­den

Working field:

  • Qua­li­ta­tive and quan­ti­ta­tive inves­ti­ga­tion of the influ­ence of com­pe­ti­tive metal cati­ons, e.g. from the dis­so­lu­tion of mine­rals, on the sorp­tion of actini­des and fis­sion pro­ducts at mine­ral pha­ses rele­vant to final dis­po­sal
  • Acqui­si­tion of a pro­cess under­stan­ding at the mole­cu­lar level through con­ven­tio­nal radio­ana­ly­sis (liquid scin­til­la­tion coun­ting, alpha-spec­tro­me­try) and ICP-MS as well as spec­tro­scopic methods such as fluo­re­scence and vibra­tio­nal spec­tro­scopy
  • Exami­na­tion of sam­ples with sur­face X-ray dif­frac­tion


  • Mas­ter´s degree in Chem­istry, Geo­chem­istry or a related field
  • Know­ledge in the field of aqueous chem­istry of metal ions, espe­cially actin­ides, and about radioana­lyt­ical meth­ods
  • Exper­i­ence in deal­ing with radi­o­nuc­lides, espe­cially actin­ides
  • Exper­i­ence in the field of spec­tro­scopic meas­ure­ments for spe­ci­ation determ­in­a­tion
  • Know­ledge of geo­chem­istry and min­er­alogy
  • Good com­mu­nic­a­tion skills in Ger­man and Eng­lish, spoken and writ­ten
  • Will­ing­ness to work in con­trolled areas
  • Abil­ity for inter­dis­cip­lin­ary research and col­lab­or­a­tion

What we offer:

  • A vibrant research com­munity in an open, diverse and inter­na­tional work envir­on­ment
  • Sci­entific excel­lence and extens­ive pro­fes­sional net­work­ing oppor­tun­it­ies
  • A struc­tured PhD pro­gram with a com­pre­hens­ive range of con­tinu­ing edu­ca­tion and net­work­ing oppor­tun­it­ies - more inform­a­tion about the PhD pro­gram at the HZDR can be found here
  • Salary and social bene­fits in accord­ance with the col­lect­ive agree­ment for the pub­lic sec­tor (TVöD-Bund) includ­ing 30 days of paid hol­i­day leave, com­pany pen­sion scheme (VBL)
  • We sup­port a good work-life bal­ance with the pos­sib­il­ity of part-time employ­ment, mobile work­ing and flex­ible work­ing hours
  • Numer­ous com­pany health man­age­ment offer­ings
  • Employee dis­counts with well-known pro­viders via the plat­form Cor­por­ate Bene­fits
  • An employer sub­sidy for the VVO job ticket

How to apply:

Kindly sub­mit your com­pleted applic­a­tion (includ­ing cover let­ter, CV, dip­lo­mas/tran­scripts, etc.) only via our Online-applic­a­tion-sys­tem: