Your mission:

We invite applications for one PhD position at the Institute for Planetary Research (Department of Planetary Physics) of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Berlin. The position is jointly funded by the DLR and the Helmholtz Association (HGF) in the framework of the newly established Helmholtz Young Investigator Group Early Dynamics of the Terrestrial Planets and Role of the Biosphere on their Evolution. The project, which will be carried out in cooperation with the Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics of the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB), aims at investigating the conditions of the surface and interior of the terrestrial planets shortly after their formation and how these have influenced the subsequent planetary evolution.

Research topic: Onset of early tectonic regimes

Understanding which regime of surface tectonic characterized the early stages of the Earth and the terrestrial planets requires to recognize whether subduction or different forms of surface recycling were at play shortly after large-scale planetary differentiation and solidification were completed. The successful candidate will work with and develop new numerical thermo-mechanical models of mantle convection and lithospheric deformation with the goal of understanding to what extent the initial conditions following magma ocean solidification and the presence of residual melt influence the onset of different modes of surface deformation and the subsequent long-term evolution of the interior.

Part-time with 19,25 hours/week.

Your qualifications:

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Your benefits:

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

PhD position

November 2014

3 years

according to the German TVöD 13


DLR Berlin

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DLR Institute of Planetary Research

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Contact person :

Prof.Dr. Doris Breuer

Institut of Planetary Research Tel: +49 30 67055-301

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