Natural Scientist (m/f) for the PhD position "Blue carbon modelling"

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. 72 million Euro and has approx. 950 employees.
 
The research unit Marine Biogeochemical Modelling of research division Marine Biogeochemistry invites applications for a

Scientific employee (PhD-candidate) position.

We are looking for candidates with a strong interest in marine biogeochemical cycles and ecological processes and their role in the Earth system. The research project will be the quantitative assessment of a number of “blue carbon” ideas put forward to sequester CO2 from the atmosphere into the ocean, i.e., as a means of climate change mitigation. A numerical Earth system model of intermediate complexity will be used to study the potential and side effects of ideas such as macroalgae mariculture, possibly employing artificial upwelling. The focus will be on idealised large-scale deployment scenarios, the global potential impact on atmospheric CO2, but also on nutrients, oxygen, sediments and the trade-offs also in respect to other ecosystems and their services to climate and society.

We are looking for a creative and ambitious modeller with a university degree at the M.Sc. or Diploma level in a natural sciences subject and very good knowledge in ecological, biogeochemical or earth system modelling.

The position is limited to 3 years. Salary and social benefits are according to 75% of Germany’s public sector TVöD 13 scale.

Starting date: As soon as possible.

GEOMAR is an equal opportunity employer and encourages female scientists and scientists with disabilities to apply.
 
Please send your applications with a CV, list of publications, addresses of two referees, and a brief statement of your research interests by July 22, 2016 in one pdf-file to bewerbung(at)geomar.de. Please mention the keyword "Blue carbon modelling" in the subject line. As soon as the selection procedure has finished, all application papers will be destroyed according to data protection regulation.

Further information about the position and the research group can be obtained from Dr. David Keller (dkeller(at)geomar.de) and Prof. Andreas Oschlies (aoschlies(at)geomar.de).

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 bewerbung(at)geomar.de. In doing so, please refer to the keyword.

GEOMAR is a member of the Helmholtz Association and the German Marine Research Consortium (KDM). For further information please visit www.geomar.de or www.helmholtz.de.

How to apply:
Please send your applications with a CV, list of publications, addresses of two referees, and a brief statement of your research interests by July 22, 2016 in one pdf-file to bewerbung(at)geomar.de. Please mention the keyword "Blue carbon modelling" in the subject line.
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Further information about the position and the research group can be obtained from Dr. David Keller (dkeller(at)geomar.de) and Prof. Andreas Oschlies (aoschlies(at)geomar.de).
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