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.
Polar continental margins are among the most important direct archives of the dynamic past of continental ice sheets. At the same time, these areas - particularly in Antarctica - are also among the least studied regions on Earth, which strongly affects our understanding of ice sheet stability in the geological past. Within the section Marine Geology, we therefore seek an experienced polar marine sedimentologist with the ability to integrate geological and geophysical datasets across different time scales. The work will focus on reconstructing ice-sheet dynamics and revealing related forcing mechanisms from ice-proximal records, which requires the following tasks.
This knowledge forms the basis for the evaluation of current rapid ice sheet changes and is essential for the calibration, validation, and improvement of numerical models that aim at predicting the future ice sheet and sea level behavior more accurately.
For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Ralf Tiedemann (Ralf.Tiedemann@awi.de; +49(471)4831-1200).
The position is limited to 3 years with the potential to become a permanent employment. The salary will be paid in accordance with the German Tarifvertrag des öffentlichen Dienstes (TVöD Bund), up to salary level 14. The place of employment will be Bremerhaven.
Equal opportunities are an integral part of our personnel policy and we encourage women to apply.
Disabled applicants will be given preference when equal qualifications are present. The AWI fosters the compatibility of work and family through various means. Because of our engagement in the area of work-life compatibility we have been awarded the certificate “Career and Family”.
Please forward your application by December 13th, 2019 exclusively online.
Reference number: 19/136/G/Geo-tt