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Ph.D. position (m/f) in the area of coastal ocean turbulence, Germany
The Institute of Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is investigating turbulence and mixing processes in the coastal ocean, and their relevance and impact on coastal systems. We therefore invite applications of a qualified scientist for a Ph.D. position (m/f) in the area of “coastal ocean turbulence”. The duration of the position is three years with the degree being awarded through the University of Hamburg.

The scientist will conduct field-based research using autonomous underwater ocean gliders equipped with turbulence microstructure sensors. The measurements will be used to understand the transport of heat and salt, as well as other ocean tracers, and the relevance that mixing processes have on the Arctic and North Sea systems.
Start of announcement: 03.03.2015
End of announcement: 27.03.2015
Location: Geesthacht
Online-Application to: personal@hzg.de
Contact person: Erika Krüger

Your tasks include:
  • planning, operating, and optimizing ocean glider operations in coastal waters
  • participating in field research
  • developing scientific computing codes to process and interpret observational data sets
  • developing theoretical and conceptual models to understand and predict coastal ocean turbulence and mixing processes
  • work as an integrative part of a motivated multidisciplinary team within the institute and with external academic partners
  • scientific publication and presentation

Job requirements:

  • a Masters degree with a strong background in physical oceanography, physics, or related technical disciplines
  • programming skills in at least one scientific programming language (e.g. Python, C, Matlab, R, FORTRAN)
  • good knowledge of English (written and oral)
  • high degree of creativity and flexibility; ability to work under pressure
  • ability and willingness to participate in sea-going research

The following qualifications would be desirable:

  • experience in collecting and processing observational data sets
  • international research experience
  • research experience and an academic publication record
  • good communication skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team with scientists, engineers, and technicians

For further questions please contact Dr. Jeff Carpenter

contact Dr. Carpenter

or Prof. Burkard Baschek

contact Prof. Baschek

We offer an appropriate salary related to the German public tariff (TV-AVH) plus the usual social benefits for the public employment sector. The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is an equal opportunity employer for women, minorities, and people with disabilities, and strives to increase the percentage of women in the science sector. Severely disabled persons with equal qualifications will be considered preferentially.

Please send your application indicating job offer code no. 2015/KO 1, preferably by e-mail, to our human resources and include your CV, a list of publications, description of research experience, and a list of references.

Closing date for applications is March, 27th 2015.

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