The Department of Earth Sciences at ETH Zurich is a global center of excellence in the field of Earth sciences. We explore our planet and its home in the Solar System as a whole, and we create new knowledge pertaining to questions relevant to humanity.
Postdoctoral Scientist in LA-ICPMS microanalysis – U-Pb geochronology, geochemistry of fluid & melt inclusions
The Institute of Geochemistry and Petrology is looking for a talented and motivated postdoctoral scientist with a strong knowledge of LA-ICPMS microanalysis. This opening is for a 2-year position that will combine running both our ETH-GeoLas / Quadrupole-ICPMS and Resonetics / Element XR facilities with independent research in the field of the applicant. This research may either go in the direction of original geochemical applications in any field related to mineral deposits (e.g. fluid and melt inclusion microanalysis), igneous petrology, geochronology, isotope geochemistry and/or it may focus on the development of new analytical methods using Time-Of-Flight, Multi-Collector or LIBS instruments available by collaboration with other research groups at ETH Zurich. Work expectations include training of graduate students, internal and external collaborators (40%), and contribution to the MSc-level teaching and general services to the Mineral Resource System and the Magmatic Petrology and Volcanology groups (max. 20%).
Essential requirement for selection is a record of hands-on experience with LA-ICPMS analysis and a scientific record in either geochemistry, geochronology or analytical chemistry. For the direction of your own research we are looking forward to read your proposal as part of a short (1-3 page) research statement. The working language of the department is English.
We look forward to receiving your online application including the following documents (as pdf files): Curriculum Vitae (including the contact details of two referees and a list of publications), a research statement and a short summary specifying one to three of our most important scientific or technical achievements (max ½ page each) via the following link: We specifically encourage women to apply. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal.

Further information about the Mineral Resource System and the Magmatic Petrology and Volcanology groups can be found on our websites and Specific questions regarding the position should be directed by email to Prof. Cyril Chelle-Michou ( with c/c to Prof. Olivier Bachmann ( Applications via email cannot be considered. Evaluation will start September 15th and will continue until the position is filed. Start of work is around December 2019 or January 2020.