PhD - position in crystallography in Germany

A PhD studentship is offered in the Crystallographic Group, Department of Geosciences, University of Bremen (Germany) for a three years program to work on the crystal chemistry and the structural phase transitions in the system Na2Si2O5 - K2Si2O5

The main aims of the project are as follows :

  1. Characterisation of the structural phase transitions of the sodium- and potassium disilicates as a function of temperature using X-ray single crystal and powder diffraction techniques
  2. Installation of a heating device for the Imaging Plate single crystal diffractometer of the group
  3. Investigations on the existence of possible solid solutions in the Na2Si2O5 - K2Si2O5 system
  4. Investigation of possible high pressure phases (co-operation with the Bayerisches Geoinstitut (Bayreuth) and the Technical University Berlin)

Applicants should have a degree equivalent to an university diploma or MS, experience in crystallography as well as experimental skills. We presuppose a solid background of German or English language.  The position is available from 01 October 2000. Salary will be about DM 1900, which is more than sufficient for living expenses.

For further information please contact :
Dr. Volker Kahlenberg
FB Geowissenschaften
Universität Bremen
Klagenfurter Str.
D – 28359 Bremen
Phone : +49 (0) 421 218 3925
FAX : +49 (0) 421 218 7123