The Chair of Physical Geography I, Institute of Geography and Geology at the Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg is offering a part-time (75 %) Position in the Scientific Service for a period of 3 years, starting on 1 st February 2022. The announced position is part of the DFG-funded project

„Landscape evolution in the northeastern Iranian Plateau reconstructed from Late Pleistocene to Holocene sediment archives“

and is part-time, with 75% of the regular working hours. Payment is in accordance with the tariff of the TV-L. The possibility of a graduation is given in addition to the project work. The research project focuses on the reconstruction of landscape development in the highlands of Iran. Since the Late Pleistocene, neotectonics and climatic changes have shaped the present landscape and the range of geomorphological forms in the highlands. In the project, late Pleistocene and Holocene sedimentary archives and landforms such as playas or alluvial fans will be recorded for the first time. The data obtained will then be systematically evaluated for the reconstruction of environmental conditions and landscape development.

The project involves a close cooperation with the Justus Liebig University of Gießen (JLU), primarily dealing with the establishement of chronostratigraphies using luminescence dating methods. Sediment samples collected in the field are used for this purpose. The collaboration in the above-mentioned research project, at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU), will mainly work on geographic information systems and remote sensing analysis, field mapping, stratigraphic and sedimentological profile description and core logging and analysis.

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