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 Earth System Modeling: Ocean-based Negative Emissions" (m/f/d)
This position is part of the EU project OceanNETs: Ocean Negative Emission Technologies - analysing the feasibility, risks, and co-benefits of ocean- based negative emission technologies for stabilizing the climate.
Within the Alfred-Wegener-Institut, you will be part of Helmholtz Young Investigator group Marine Carbon and Ecosystem Feedbacks in the Earth System (MarESys) led by Dr. Judith Hauck. MarESys aims to assess integrated effects of climate change and variability in the ocean with a focus on ocean carbon feedbacks and marine ecosystem drivers.
- conduct simulations with the AWI Earth System Model (AWI-ESM) and CMIP6 emission scenarios and negative emission technologies (alkalinization, direct CO2 removal)
- evaluate the simulations and analyze efficiency, side effects, biogeochemical feedbacks of negative emission technologies
- compare CMIP6 models with respect to the realism of their alkalinity distribution
- develop, implement and evaluate new parameterizations on ecological effects of alkalinization and high-soluble carbonates.
Desirable skills and knowledge
- PhD in physics, marine sciences, geosciences, climate sciences or related field
- experience with complex Earth System Models (application and analysis)
- proven skills in Fortran, Python or other high-level programming language
- proven publication record in peer-reviewed scientific journals
- excellent English language skills and enjoy working in an international and interdisciplinary team.
- experience with ocean carbon cycle modelling
For further information, please contact Dr. Judith Hauck
This is a full-time position, limited to 2 years. 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 have to register with AWI's postdoc office PROCEED
, thereby gaining access to a set of tailor-made career development tools.
The AWI is characterised by
- our scientific success - excellent research.
- collaboration and cooperation - intra-institute, national and international, interdisciplinary.
- opportunities to develop – on the job, aiming at other positions and beyond AWI.
- a culture of reconciling work and family – an audited and well-supported aspect of our operation
- our outstanding research infrastructure – ships, stations, aircraft, laboratories and more.
- an international environment – everyday contacts with people from all over the world.
- having an influence – fundamental research with social and political relevance
- flat hierarchies – facilitating freedom and responsibility
- exciting science topics, with opportunities also in technology, administration and infrastructure
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 February 28th 2021 exclusively online.
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