Postdoctoral researcher in high-pressure mineralogy

Applications are invited for postdoctoral researcher positions in high-pressure mineralogy in the Bayerisches Geoinstitut at the University of Bayreuth. These posts are part of the ERC Advanced grant: Chemistry and transport properties of bridgmanite controlling lower-mantle dynamics (UltraLVP). Successful applicants will conduct multi-anvil experiments to investigate chemistry, diffusivity and grain-growth kinetics of bridgmanite under mid-mantle conditions. They will also develop high-pressure and high-temperature generation techniques using multi-anvil apparatus with carbide and/or sintered-diamond anvils. These posts are full time, fixed term for 24 months with possible extensions up to 60 months in total. The positions will start on 1st October 2018; or as soon as possible thereafter. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in a relevant area (e.g. Earth Science or Material Science) or near completion as well as experience in multi-anvil experiments.

Complete applications will consist of a single PDF file with a cover letter, CV, publication list, description of research achievement and contact information for three references. Please send the application to Tomo Katsura ( with “Postdoctoral Researcher Position UltraLVP” as the subject. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

Informal inquiries should be directed to Tomo Katsura (