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Ph.D. position - Calabrian Arc Mud Volcanoes: Deep Origin, internal Structure and Activity - fixed term - part time 66,6 %

University of Bremen - MARUM

Ph.D. position for 3 years

The University of Bremen, namely the MARUM - Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences and the Faculty of Geosciences, invites applications for a Ph.D. position in the field of General and Marine Geology, within the framework of the DFG project:

Calabrian Arc Mud Volcanoes: Deep Origin, internal Structure and Activity
-under the condition of job release

The research is concentrated on the analyses of gravity cores and AUV- and ship-based multi-beam data from mud volcanoes taken during several research cruises (POS499, POS515 and M112). Interpretation from seismic data will be included in a later stage. The project is a collaborative effort between scientists from the University of Bremen, GEOMAR Kiel and OGS Trieste, Italy.
The position is for 3 years. The earliest starting date is February 1st 2019. Salary corresponds to 66,6 % TV-L E13.
We are searching for an enthusiastic, innovative and committed researcher with interest in marine geosciences. The Ph.D. student will be hosted by the “General and Marine Geology” group. Additional training and support is provided by the Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences, GLOMAR, which offers expert- and transferrable-skills courses, coaching, networking opportunities. In this way, the Ph.D. student will acquire a solid background across multiple disciplines of marine sciences.


  • Completed M.Sc. or equivalent degree in geosciences or related discipline
  • Knowledge of marine geosciences, sedimentology, seismic data processing and interpretation
  • Interest and knowledge in geological data information systems, seafloor imaging methods and processing
  • Applicants should be fluent in English, verbally and with excellent writing skills, and enjoy working in an international and interdisciplinary Team

Allgemeine Hinweise

The University of Bremen has received a number of awards for its gender and diversity policies and is particularly aiming to increase the number of female researchers. Applications from female candidates, international applications and applications by academics with a migration background are explicitly welcome. Disabled persons with the same professional and personal qualifications will be given preference.

Applications should be submitted electronically as a single PDF file (maximum size 2 MB), quoting the reference number and containing a CV including copies of certificates, a publication list if applicable, and contact information of two referees. The call is open until the position is filled. The review of applications will commence on 15 January 2019.

Kennzeichen / Kennwort

A 325/18




Please address enquiries to Prof. Dr. Gerhard Bohrmann (Tel. 49-421-218-65050).

Applications and enquiries should be addressed to:


Prof. Dr. Gerhard Bohrmann
MARUM, University of Bremen
Postfach 33 04 40
28334 Bremen
or electronically to