Doctoral Student (PhD) fellowships in studying the dynamics of transcrustal magmatic systems

Posted 10 months ago

Research and studies at the Department of Earth Sciences (D-ERDW) at ETH Zurich works towards a deeper understanding of all domains of our home planet, from the inner Earth to the continents, oceans, biosphere and atmosphere. The department hosts many state-of-the-art facilities, and has large research groups, allowing for diverse, flexible advising and top research conditions.

Project background

The PhD projects, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, will be integrated in the group of Prof. Olivier Bachmann, in collaboration with colleagues around the world, but in particular in Switzerland, USA, Japan, South America, Greece and Island.

Job description

The projects will include a combination of fieldwork, geochemical/petrological analyses on natural (and possibly experimental) samples, and numerical modelling to decipher dominant processes occurring in volcanic provinces.

Your profile

We are looking for highly motivated individuals, holding a MSc degree in Geology, Geochemistry and/or Geophysics, who are interested in studying magmatic processes occurring beneath volcanoes within trans-crustal columns.

We offer

  • Great learning opportunities
  • Strong advising, networking and support with a large research team
  • Excellent working environment and employment conditions
  • A strong commitment to diversity and flexibility
  • Perspectives for career development

Working, teaching and research at ETH Zurich

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Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • a curriculum vitae
  • short research statement
  • names and addresses of 3 references

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about D-ERDW at ETH can be found on our website. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Olivier Bachmann at (no applications).

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

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