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.
The section Physical Oceanography invites applications for a
Postdoc position (50%) Scientific Coordination Officer
in the framework of the BMBF-funded research association (Verbundvorhaben): “Greenland Ice Sheet/Ocean interaction” (GROCE). The position will provide the organisational support to coordinate the research association.
The research association GROCE is an interdisciplinary cooperation between ten partners in seven German science institutions. The partners will jointly explore the interaction between the shrinking Greenland ice sheet and the warming North Atlantic Ocean, thereby combining in-situ fieldwork, remote sensing analyses and modelling activities on various time and spatial scales. To maximize the scientific outcome of the project, a tight coordination of the activities and the representation of their results is mandatory.
You will work closely with the partner teams towards reaching maximum success of the project. Furthermore you will organise regular internal seminars and international meetings, manage the project website and the communication with the public, support internal information and data exchange, promote the involvement of GROCE into international programs, and assist representing GROCE in the international science community.
• PhD degree in earth and/or climate sciences or a related field;
• Experience in scientific report writing and editing;
• Proficiency in written and spoken English at science level;
• Flexibility for European and overseas travel;
• Ability to plan, organise and execute complex problems;
• Capability to interact with the international science community;
• Experience in science support work would be an asset.
The position is limited up to 3 years. The salary will be paid in accordance with the German Tarifvertrag des öffentlichen Dienstes (TVöD Bund), up to salary level 13. The place of employment will be Bremerhaven. We offer you a multi-disciplinary, international, and fascinating professional environment with flexible working hours, state-of-the-art research equipment, and a first-rate infrastructure.
AWI aims to increase the number of women in the scientific staff and therefore encourages 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 applications with the standard documentation (letter of motivation, CV, publication list if applicable, two academic credentials and activity reports) by June 30th, 2017 referencing code 89/D/Kli to: Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Personalabteilung (human resources), Postfach 12 01 61, 27515 Bremerhaven/Germany or by e-mail (all documents merged into one PDF file) to: personal@....
Prof. Dr. Torsten Kanzow
Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Tel: +49 (0)471-4831-2913
Fax: +49 (0)471-4831-1797
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Professor for Physical Oceanography of Polar Seas
Department 1 of Physics and Electrical Engineering
Otto-Hahn Allee, Geb. NW1
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