PhD position: Dating of rock slope failures (Universität Innsbruck)

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The Quaternary Research Group at the University of Innsbruck offers a three-year PhD position: Dating of rock slope failures and rock scarps using novel and classical optical dating techniques

The University of Innsbruck (Uibk) is a striving research and teaching institution in the heart of the Eastern European Alps with a strong research focus on alpine environments and processes. As part of the Uibk´s doctoral program Natural Hazards in Mountain Regions, we seek a PhD candidate to investigate rock fall and gravitational slope deformation processes in alpine contexts using optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating techniques. OSL research will be conducted at the Department of Geology, Quaternary Research Group ( via the in-house luminescence laboratory and in collaboration with the Center for Nuclear Technologies, Technical U. Denmark (DTU), Risø Campus. The PhD candidate will be embedded into the multidisciplinary framework of the doctoral program and the Uibk alpine research focus and thus be exposed to the fields of geochronology, geomorphology, geology, remote sensing and the geotechnical sciences.

Duration: 3 years

Start: Summer 2018

Deadline: 19. May 2018 (see below)

Review of the applications will start April 7th  and close May 19th  2018. The call is open until the position is filled. Applications include (i) a cover letter outlining experience and expertise relevant to the project, (ii) a complete CV including a list of publications, and (iii) at least one letter of recommendation. Uibk strives to increase the female proportion of employees and thus explicitly invites qualified women to apply. Applications should be uploaded onto the career portal of the Uibk: Further information can be obtained from Univ. Ass. Prof. Dr. Michael Meyer (

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