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Postdoc position (f/m/x)
The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is the national centre for geosphere research. As a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres we are part of the largest scientific organization in Germany. With approximately 1,300 employees our key mission is to secure a profound understanding of the systems and processes of solid Earth, to develop strategies and options for action in addressing global change and its impacts on a regional level, to understand natural hazards and to minimize associated risks, to ensure the sustainable provision of energy and raw materials for a high-tech society and to evaluate the influence of human activity on system Earth.
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:

Postdoc position (f/m/x)

Reference Number 5645

Section 1.3 “Earth System-Modelling” at GFZ searches for a postdoc candidate to work in the project SCENIC (Storyline Scenarios of Extreme Weather, Climate, and Environmental Events along with their Impacts in a Warmer World), where seven Helmholtz Centres within the Helmholtz Research Field Earth and Environment are collaborating to gather deep insights into the complex relationships between the climate related risks that take place on our planet. The candidate will help to overcome fundamental problems of data assimilation, statistical modelling and inversion of Earth system observations by using large data sets and limited computational resource.

Your responsibilities:

  • Statistical modelling and inversion of global Earth system observations
  • Analysis of modelled geophysical systems, e.g., the atmosphere
  • Development of operational scientific software
  • Work in a large team distributed over several Helmholtz centres

Your qualifications:

  • Master´s degree or equivalent and PhD degree in physics, geosciences or mathematics
  • Strong mathematical and physical background
  • Experience with statistical modelling and Bayesian methods
  • Strong skills in programming, statistical software and software hosting
  • Experience with Earth system observations will be advantageous
  • Good English language skills


Start date: As soon as possible
Fixed-term: 12 months
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: Full-time (currently 39 h/week); The position is generally suitable for part-time work.
Place of work: Potsdam

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

Have we piqued your interest?

If so, we look forward to receiving your application by 30th November 2021. Please use our online application form only.

Diversity and equal opportunities are integral components of our human resources policy. The GFZ actively promotes diversity and explicitly welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of ethnic and social origin, nationality, gender, sexual orientation and identity, religion/belief, age and physical characteristics. Anyone who has been recognized as severely disabled, will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal suitability and qualification in accordance with the provisions of the German Social Code IX. If you have any questions, please contact our representative for the severely disabled at sbv@gfz-potsdam.de, who will be happy to assist you in the further application process. In case of further queries regarding gender equality, please do not hesitate to contact our Equal Opportunities Officer at gba@gfz-potsdam.de.

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In case of any further queries relating to the field of activity, please contact Dr. Jan Saynisch-Wagner either via email at jan.saynisch-wagner@gfz-potsdam.de. If you have any general questions about the application process, please contact Ms Buge under +49 (0)331-288-28787.

Kontakt

Franca Buge
Sachbearbeiterin
Franca Buge
Abteilung Personal
Telegrafenberg
Gebäude G, Raum 429
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-28787
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