Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Postdoctoral Research Associate (m/f/d) 39,83 h/w until 31.03.2021

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The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of the leading research universities. The university draws its strengths from both the diversity and the proximity of scientific and engineering disciplines on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting enables students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties.

The chair of Hydrogeomechanics (Prof. Rebecca Harrington) at the Institute of Geology, Mineralogy & Geophysics at the Ruhr University Bochum invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d)(akademischer Mitarbeiter - m/w/d), TV-L-13,  with a weekly working time of 39,83 hours/week. The earliest term of appointment will be from March 1st 2020 and the position will run until March 31.03.2021, and will function as a leave of absence replacement within the Hydrogeomechanics working group, as well as assist with teaching duties.

The salary is commensurate with experience, and based on the German E-13 TV-L scale. The postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d) is encourage to develop and carry out their own research projects, publish in international peer-reviewed journals, contribute to teaching as well as to student supervision and examination, and contribute to the intellectual life of the Hydrogeomechanics group.  Applications should be submitted in English, and include a CV, research statement, copies of transcripts and degree certificates. Please submit your applications by December 31. in one PDF file to  In addition, a letter of reference should be sent separately to the same email address by the same deadline.

The load of teaching will be calculated according to §3 of Lehrverpflichtungsverordnung (state of North Rhine-Westphalia).

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

At Ruhr-Universität Bochum, we wish to promote careers of women in areas in which they are been underrepresented, and we would therefore like to encourage female candidates to send us their applications. Applications by suitable candidates with severe disabilities and other applicants with equal legal status are likewise most welcome.


The successful applicant is expected to hold a doctoral degree in Geology or Geophysics and have a strong quantitative and computational background, and expertise in one or more of the following: seismotectonics, seismic hazard analysis in regions of natural or induced seismicity, and earthquake source processes.


Contact person
Ms Agnes Otto
44801 Bochum
+49 234 32-28521
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Institute / Institution
Institute of Geology, Mineralogy and Geophysics, Hydrogeomechanics
Period of employment
limited until March 31.03.2021
Application Deadline
Tuesday, 31. December 2019 - 23:59


E-13 TV-L