Scientist position - earth system modelling

Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)

Kiel, Germany

Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts

Job description:

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is a foundation of public law jointly financed by the Federal Republic of Germany (90 %) and the state of Schleswig-Holstein (10 %) and is one of the internationally leading institutions in the field of marine sciences. Currently GEOMAR disposes over an annual budget of approx. 80 million Euro and has approx. 1000 employees.

The research unit Marine Biogeochemical Modelling of research division Marine Biogeochemistry is offering a

Scientist Position – earth system modelling

starting as soon as possible.

Job Description
We are looking for a research scientist or scientific programmer with strong expertise in numerical modelling of the ocean and/or climate system. The position is part of the Helmholtz Earth System Modelling initiative and will involve coupled biogeochemical-physical model development, with special focus on testing a high-resolution nesting approach, and simulations with the FOCI Earth system model in order to address climate mitigation and carbon-dioxide removal scenarios.

We are looking for a creative and ambitious modeller with a university degree at the M.Sc., Diploma or PhD level in a natural sciences or computer science subject and extensive knowledge of physical and/or biogeochemical ocean modelling or Earth system modelling and of the global carbon cycle.

The position is to be filled for a limited period as maternity protection, starting as soon as possible until 31st August 2019, but with a strong perspective for an extension as a substitution during parental leave. The salary depends on qualification and could be up to the class E13 TVöD-Bund of the German tariff for public employees. This is a fulltime position. Part-time employment is possible.GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel seeks to increase the proportion of female scientists and explicitly encourages qualified female academics to apply.

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel seeks to increase the proportion of female scientists and explicitly encourages qualified female academics to apply.

GEOMAR is an equal opportunity employer and encourages scientists with disabilities to apply. Qualified disabled applicants will receive preference in the application process.

Please send your application with a CV, list of publications, addresses of two referees, and a brief statement of your research interests via email in a single pdf-file mentioning the keyword "ESM modelling” in the subject line. Please send your application not later than 28th May 2019 to the following email address:

As soon as the selection procedure has finished, all your application data will be removed according to data protection regulation.

For further information regarding the position and research unit please contact
Dr. Dana Ehlert (, Dr. Ivy Frenger ( and
Prof. Andreas Oschlies (

Please do not contact us by phone about the present state of procedures. However, we will answer all your questions if you send us an e-mail to In doing so, please refer to the keyword.

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