[CRYOLIST] Research scientist position available at GFZ Potsdam, Germany
volkerk at gfz-potsdam.de
Fri Aug 21 04:23:04 PDT 2015
Research scientist position at GFZ Potsdam, Germany
The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for
Geosciences is the national research centre for Earth sciences in
Germany. With approx. 1180 employees, the GFZ is conducting
interdisciplinary research on the “System Earth” and the influence of
humans on the planet. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, it is
part of Germany’s largest science organization.
For Section 1.3 “Earth-System Modelling” we invite applications for a
Research Scientist (m/f) Job Vacancy No. 65/12/15 D
The position is part of the national climate modelling initiative PalMod.
• implementation of viscoelastic solid earth component in dynamically
coupled earth system model
• derivation and optimisation of interfaces between solid-earth and
ocean as ice-sheet/shelf models
• analysis of impact by changes in sea-level, land/ocean mask and
topography on earth-system dynamics at yearly to millennial time scales
• presentation and publication of results (in English)
• Master’s degree (or equivalent) in physics, geophysics, meteorology,
oceanography or related discipline
• Ph.D. in one of the above mentioned disciplines
• experience in continuum mechanical modelling
• experience with the development of scientific software, e.g. in
FORTRAN and/or Matlab, good knowledge of UNIX/Linux and preferably
• interest in cooperative research in a multidisciplinary and
international environment • very good command of English
Starting date: as soon as possible
Fixed term: 4 years
Working hours:(currently 39/week)
Salary: *EG 13 TVöD-Bund (Ost) *
You can expect a very diverse and challenging job in an international
work environment that is characterized by exciting research projects.
The compatibility of work and family life is of particular concern to
the GFZ. Therefore, it offers the opportunity for flexible working time
and workplaces. Moreover, there is a kindergarten located on the
The GFZ is a partner with Geo.X (www.geo-x.net), and as such it is well
connected with other geoscience institutions in Potsdam and Berlin.
Geo.X forms the largest regional cluster of geoscientific expertise in
Europe and offers excellent opportunities for cooperation and development.
Please submit your application by 17 September 2015 quoting the
reference no. 65/13/15 D via email to applications at gfz-potsdam.de.
Please combine your application documents into a single PDF file with a
size of up to 3 megabytes.
Equal opportunity is an inherent part of our personnel policy. Therefore
we are particularly welcoming applications from qualified women.
Severely disabled persons will be given preferential treatment in the
case of equal qualification.
We will retain your application documents for at least three months,
even if the application is not successful. They will not be returned.
If you have any questions regarding this job offer, please feel free to
call Ms Kirsch at +49 (0) 331-288-28878.
Dr. Volker Klemann
Section 1.3 Earth System Modelling
Email: volkerk at gfz-potsdam.de
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Public Law Foundation State of Brandenburg
Telegrafenberg, D-14473 Potsdam, Germany
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