The newly founded Heisenberg group 'Computational Geoscience' at the Geoscience Centre at University of Göttingen develops and applies modern computational methods in the geosciences, and teaches basic and advanced classes on the subject. In particular, we develop methods for the spatio-temporal, physics-based and / or data-driven re-analysis and forecasting of complex geo-processes. Our current focus is on natural hazard research and cryosphere physics. The group invites applications for a full-time position as

Post-Doc for Data-intensive Methods for the Geosciences
(all genders welcome)

You achieved a university degree (master/diploma) and completed, or almost completed, your PhD on a geoscientific or related topic with a strong methodology focus or in a method-oriented topic of relevance to the geoscience with exceptional results. You ideally gained initial publication experience. You would like to continue on a research-oriented and independent track, facing the constantly growing challenges of data-intensive geoscientific research, while developing methods to integrate, analyze, interpret or visualize large, heterogeneous geo-data. You are familiar with sustainable scientific software development or sustainable research data management, as well as willing to participate in future open-source and open-data projects of the group. You have a cooperative, committed and responsible working style

You enjoy working with students and would like to contribute to basic and advanced teaching, specifically teaching classes in data-intensive methods in geoscientific courses of the faculty (including MSc / BSc, as well as doctoral programs). Ideally, you have gained preliminary teaching experience.

We offer the opportunity to develop an independent research agenda and to further expand your expertise in an active group at the interface of method- and application-oriented geoscientific research. Your research contributes to the diversity and visibility of the group.

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The University has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports its employees in balancing work and family life. The mission of the University is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

Please submit the usual documents (motivation letter, CV, publication list, references, three top publications) within three weeks after appearance of this advertisement.

We gladly receive applications in electronic form (assembled into one PDF). Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Geowissenschaftliches Zentrum, Goldschmidtstraße 1, 37077, E-Mail:

Do not hesitate to contact Prof. Julia Kowalski in case of questions.

Additional information: The employment is 100 % of the regular weekly working hours (currently 39.80 hours/week for TV-L and 40 hours/week for A 13 NbesO). The position is initially limited a period of three years. It can be extended for another 3 years according to WissZeitVG (TV-L) and § 31 NHG A 13 NbesO.

Please note: With submission of your application, you accept the processing of your applicant data in terms of data-protection law. Further information on the legal basis and data usage is provided in the Information General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

posted: 01 May 2020     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.