PhD (f/m/x) for Geomagnetism-Project "CORRBAS II"
Reference Number 5352
This position is part of a joint project with the Mathematics Institute of the University of Potsdam. Data-based models (reconstructions) of the past geomagnetic field are powerful tools to study the geodynamo process generating the Earth’s magnetic field or to estimate the past shielding against solar wind and galactic cosmic rays. Recently, data assimilation techniques have been employed in a novel mathematical framework to construct such models. The aim of the project is to extend this framework to incorporate temporally correlated paleomagnetic sediment core records. A particular focus lies on the quantification of uncertainties resulting from the dating process.
The project, led by Prof. Matthias Holschneider (University of Potsdam) and Dr. Monika Korte (GFZ), will also include a post-doctoral researcher, and the two project scientists are expected to collaborate closely at both institutes.
- Familiarize yourself with the existing mathematical method and apply it to calibrate sediment data
- Extend the method to reflect the sedimentation process
- Write, implement and test the method in form of computer programs
- Present results at international conferences and in scientific publications
- Masters degree (or equivalent) in geophysics, physics or mathematics
- Experience or strong interest in statistical methods
- Strong interest in understanding geological dating and magnetic sediment properties
- Good command of spoken and written English language
- Experience with Python or a similar programming language
- Experience with Linux
What we offer:
- Ambitious and varied tasks in a dynamic and international research environment
- State-of-the-art equipment
- Public service benefits
- Extensive training opportunities
- Professional career advice offered by our in-house Career-Centre
- Flexible working hours and conditions
- Support with finding a good work-life balance offered by benefit@work
- Institute day-care centre on site
- Working at the Albert Einstein science park on the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam
- Work place within walking distance of Potsdam main train station, or just a short ride on the shuttle bus
Fixed-term: 3 years
Salary: The position is classed as salary group 13 according to “TVöD Bund (Tarifgebiet Ost)”. The salary group is determined on the basis of the Collective Wage Agreement and the respective personal qualifications.
Working hours: Part-time (currently 29,25 h/week)
Place of work: Potsdam
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