PhD position available at Potsdam (Germany)

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PhD position available at Potsdam (Germany)

Dirk Scherler

Dear Cryolist members,

we have an open PhD position in Potsdam, Germany, jointly supervised by Ricarda Winkelmann (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research) and Dirk Scherler (German Research Centre for Geosciences).

Please distribute to potential candidates.

Thank you,

Ricarda and Dirk




PhD position in glacial modeling

Reference Number 4563

The PhD position is part of the second phase of the DFG-funded priority program 2017 “Mountain Building Processes in Four Dimensions (4D-MB)”, which seeks to explore how re-organizations of Earth’s mantle during the collision of tectonic plates have both immediate and long-lasting effects on crustal motion, fault kinematics, earthquake distribution and surface evolution. The advertised project will investigate the isostatic response of the European Alps to Quaternary glaciations. The research focus is on numerical modeling of the Alpine ice cover and the lithospheric deformation.

Your responsibilities:

  • develop a workflow that links ice models (e.g., PISM, iSOSIA) and lithospheric models
  • data compilation for model forcing and evaluation
  • conduct extensive numerical experiments
  • close collaboration within an interdisciplinary network of scientists and other doctoral students in Geology, Geodesy, Geophysics, and Geochemistry
  • present results at international conferences and in scientific publications
  • work in a team with other PhD students, postdocs, and staff

Your qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Geosciences, Physics, Mathematics or other related sciences
  • proven experience in glaciology and/or geodynamics, and numerical modeling
  • very good programming skills; knowledge of C/C++ is beneficial
  • fluent in spoken and written English; proficiency in German is beneficial, but not required


For more information and application: 

Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam
Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ
German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ
Section 3.3, Earth Surface Geochemistry
Telegrafenberg, Room E229
D-14473 Potsdam, Germany


Freie Universität Berlin
Institute of Geological Sciences
Malteserstr. 74-100
D-12249 Berlin, Germany

phone: +49 331 288-28646
fax: +49 331 288-2852

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