Marine geologist

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel - GEOMAR - Helmholtz Association

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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 geodynamics” of the research division “Dynamics of the Ocean Floor” is offering a position as

Marine geologist

as soon as possible.

Job Description / Duties
The successful candidate will strengthen the geological profile of the department of marine geodynamics. She/he is expected to raise external funding, run research expeditions, co-supervise students and project scientists, and disseminate the results in high profile international publications and at conferences. We are looking for a team player who has a broad background in marine geology including sedimentary processes and structural geology. At the same time, we expect the candidate to have experience with processing and interpretation of 3D reflection seismic data and experience with simulating geological processes through numerical modelling to test geological hypotheses quantitatively.


PhD in geologyLeadership skills documented by running or having run a large-scale project and having been chief-scientist on a major research cruiseExperience in analysing marine seismic data documented by first author publicationsExperience in numerical modelling of geological processes documented by first author publicationsStrong publication record (min. of 5 publications as first author)Strong funding record (min. one project > 2 Mio €)

This is an offer for a permanent position. The salary depends on qualification and could be up to the class 14 TVöD-Bund of the German tariff for public employees. This is a full-time position. The position cannot be split.

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 for this post via email in a single pdf-file mentioning the keyword "Marine geologist” in the subject line. Please send your application not later than 12. March 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 Prof. Christian Berndt (

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Quote Reference: Helmholtz-6361