The Geoinstitut invites applications for Visiting Scientist positions. Positions are open to scientists of any career stage and the visit duration can range from two weeks up to two years.

The main focus of the Geoinstitut is to investigate the structure, composition and processes occurring in the interiors of the Earth and other planets, primarily through experiments at high pressures and temperatures. Research topics include, but are not restricted to, the physical and chemical properties of mantle minerals, the crystal structure of minerals at high pressure, phase transitions, phase equilibria, kinetics, rheology and textural evolution during high-strain deformation, properties of silicate liquids and chemical and physical processes of planetary core formation.

The institute offers a unique range of state-of-the-art experimental and analytical facilities. Further information concerning facilities and current research interests can be found within the institute’s web-pages.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, list of publications, a brief statement of research interests, and a plan for the research to be conducted at the Geoinstitut, to the

Director Bayerisches Geoinstitut
University of Bayreuth
D-95440 Bayreuth, Germany
Tel. +49-921-553700
Fax. +49-921-553769
e-mail: bayerisches.geoinstitut(at)

Bayerisches Geoinstitut, University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth, Germany
Tel: +49-(0) 921 55 3700 / 3766, Fax: +49-(0) 921 55 3769, E-mail: bayerisches.geoinstitut(at)