The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is the national centre for geosphere research. As a member of the Helmholtz Association
we are part of the largest German scientific organization. With around 1,300
employees we develop a sound understanding of the systems and processes of the solid Earth as well as strategies and options for action to face global change and its regional impacts, to understand natural hazards and reduce associated risks, and to assess the influence of humans on the Earth's system.
As a partner in Geo.X
, the GFZ has access to an excellent network of other geoscience institutions in Potsdam and Berlin. This largest regional concentration of geoscientific competence in Europe offers first-class cooperation and development opportunities.
For section 1.3 "Earth System Modelling" (department “Geodesy”), we are looking for a:
Section 1.3 “Earth System Modelling” of GFZ is focusing on the numerical representation of transient dynamics in both the Solid Earth and near-surface geophysical fluids like atmosphere and ocean. We are particularly interested in modeling phenomena that affect present-day geodetic and geophysical observations taken on the ground or from space.
In order to provide prospective PhD students early insights into our work, we are offering two students assistant positions to work on a small research project from the variety of themes given on our website.
- global ocean tides
- sea-level variations due to past and present ice-mass changes
- ocean data assimilation and nudging
- soil moisture and surface water mass re-distribution
Section 1.3 seeks to increase the number of female researchers in its workforce and therefore particularly invites interested women to apply.
Equal opportunities are an integral part of our personnel policy. We therefore very much welcome applications from qualified women. In the case of equal aptitude, severely disabled persons are given preferential consideration in accordance with the Code of Social Law IX.
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