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.

Statistician climate/environmental data (m/f/d)

As part of the joint Helmholtz Research Programme "Changing Earth – Sustaining our Future”, we explore and deepen the use of the instrumental and paleoclimate record for quantitatively constraining the prediction of the future climate. The implementation of this goal will be integrated in the AWI Observation to Archive (O2A) workflow by developing and implementing statistical methods and analytic tools to optimally design, use and interpret the observations gained at AWI and beyond.

You will develop and apply statistical tools to optimally interpret complex and small sample size environmental datasets. One example is the reconstruction of climate fields from sparse paleoclimate proxy measurements from ice-cores and sediment cores. You will further teach and consult researchers at AWI on statistical analysis. Ideally, you will successfully apply for a third-party funded junior research group to further boost the topic of climate/environmental data statistics@AWI.

You will


Further Information
Please contact Prof. Dr. Thomas Laepple (; +49(331)288-2159) for further information.

This is a full-time position, limited to 3 years with the potential to become permanent employment. It is also suitable for part-time employment. Tenure time can be shortened depending on the candidate’s degree of qualification. 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 14. The place of employment will be Potsdam.

The AWI is characterised by

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 submit your application by January 26th 2022, exclusively online.
Reference number 21/203/G/Geo-tt.