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

Senior Research Scientist in Magnetospheric Physics (m/f)

Reference No. 93/23/16 G

The Department of Geophysics seeks exceptional candidates for a senior research scientist in magnetospheric and space physics. Expertise of a successful candidate may include, but is not limited to magnetospheric physics, ionospheric physics, heliophysics, or planetary magnetospheres. The successful candidate is expected to conduct independent research, develop and maintain a vigorous externally funded research program in a field within the addressed areas, to mentor students at graduate level. She/he will be expected to teach classes or participate in teaching classes.

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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