For Section 2.3 "Earth's Magnetic Field" in Department 2 "Geophysics" we invite applications for a

Postdoctoral scholar (m/f)

Reference No. 94/23/16 G

The successful candidate will work in collaboration with researchers at GFZ and UCLA and other institutions in greater Berlin metropolitan area on the development of numerical codes and comparison with in-situ observations. The research will be focused on understanding of the wave-particle interactions and the dynamics of energetic particles in the near-Earth space. The candidate is expected to have demonstrated experience of working with numerical simulations and observations. Both researchers several years after PhD and more senior scientists will be considered for this position. The level of appointment will depend on experience and demonstrated ability to conduct independent research.

Your tasks:

Perform calculations of the diffusion coefficients and simulations with the Versatile Electron Radiation Belt Code include and test various physical processes into the code compare simulations with satellite observations develop empirical and physics based models of plasma populations

Your qualifications:

Starting date: as soon as possible
Fixed term: 3+3 years with possibility for permanent position
Working hours:full-time (currently 39 h/week)
The position is, in principle, suitable for part-time employment
Salary:EG 13 TVöD-Bund (Tarifgebiet Ost)

You can expect a very diverse and challenging job in an international work environment that is characterized by exciting research projects. The compatibility of work and family life is of particular concern to the GFZ. Therefore, it offers the opportunity for flexible working time and workplaces. Moreover, there is a kindergarten located on the research campus.

The GFZ is a partner with Geo.X (, and as such it is well connected with other geoscience institutions in Potsdam and Berlin. Geo.X forms the largest regional cluster of geoscientific expertise in Europe and offers excellent opportunities for cooperation and development.

Equal opportunity is an inherent part of our personnel policy. Therefore we particularly welcome applications from qualified women. Severely disabled persons will be given preferential treatment in the case of equal qualification.

We will retain your application documents for at least three months, even if the application is not successful. They will not be returned.

If you have any questions regarding this job offer, please feel free to call Mrs Albrecht at +49 (0)331 288-28878.

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posted: 21 November 2016 Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.