The Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) is a member of the Helmholtz Association (HGF) and funded by federal and state government. AWI focuses on polar and marine research in a variety of disciplines such as biology, oceanography, geology, geochemistry and geophysics thus allowing multidisciplinary approaches to scientific goals.

PostDoc "Biogeochemical Modelling and Data Assimilation" (m/f/d)

This position is part of the project SEAMLESS (Services based on ecosystem data assimilation: Essential science and solutions) funded by the EU Horizon-2020 program. Together with 5 European partners, we will develop and apply ensemble data assimilation methods to improve the prediction of ecosystem indicators. For this, we will work with partners from the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) Monitoring and Forecasting Centers (MFCs).
We are looking for an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher with a strong interest in ecosystem modelling and data assimilation. You will join the Data Assimilation team at the AWI Computing Center, which has a strong record in the development and application of ensemble data assimilation methods, and develops the open-source Parallel Data Assimilation Framework (PDAF). The project provides excellent possibilities for collaborative work with European project partners as well as the forecasting centre for the Baltic Sea.



Desirable skills and experience

Further Information
For further information, please contact Dr. Lars Nerger (, +49(471)4831-1558).

This is a full-time position, limited to 29 months. It is also suitable for part-time employment. The salary will be paid in accordance with the Collective Agreement for the Public Service of the Federation (Tarifvertrag des öffentlichen Dienstes, TVöD Bund), up to salary level 13. The place of employment will be Bremerhaven.

Postdocs can register with AWI’s postdoc office PROCEED, thereby gaining access to a set of tailor-made career development tools.

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Equal opportunities are an integral part of our personnel policy. The AWI aims to increase the number of female employees and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply.

Disabled applicants will be given preference when equal qualifications are present.

The AWI fosters the compatibility of work and family in various ways and has received a number of awards as a result of this engagement.

We look forward to your application!
Please forward your application by December 16th 2020 exclusively online.

Please submit your application including a statement of research interests, copies of grade certificates, and the names and contact information of three references

Reference number 20/145/D/RZ-b