[CRYOLIST] Research scientist position available at GFZ Potsdam, Germany

Volker Klemann 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.

Your tasks:

• 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)

Your qualifications:

• 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 
research campus.

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.

Best regards,
Volker Klemann


Dr. Volker Klemann
Section 1.3 Earth System Modelling
Phone: +49-331-288-1104
FAX: +49-331-288-1163
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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