For Section 5.5 "Earth Surface Process Modelling" in Department 5 "Geoarchive" we invite applications for a
Research Scientist (m/f)
Reference No. 50/55/17 G
- develop and use a numerical model of the co-evolution of landscape and the biota
- make a thorough review of the literature to establish a clear state-of-the-art in this field
- collect relevant data (from published sources) to test the model behavior
- help developing numerical methods to make the model highly efficient so that it can be used to investigate its behavior under a wide range of environments (climate, tectonics, ...)
- interact with specialists in the life sciences to gain insights for the model development
- promote your work through publications, presentations at international conferences and seminars
- Master's degree (or equivalent) and a PhD in Earth Sciences, preferably in the study of Earth surface processes and their interactions with the solid Earth, climate and/or the biota
- strong expertise in the use and development of numerical methods
- demonstrated experience in the analysis of geological data and its use to constrain model predictions
- evidence of training in the Life sciences (genetics, paleontology, evolutionary biology, etc.) that is sufficient to comprehend and use concepts in phylogenomics
- demonstrated ability to perform research at international level (through the publications in international peer- review journals and attendance to international scientific meetings)
- demonstrated ability to work well in a team and communicate your research effectively
|Starting date:||1 November 2017|
|Fixed term:||2 years with the possibility of extension for a further year|
|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 (www.geo-x.net), 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 are particularly welcoming 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 Ms Albrecht at +49 (0)331 288-28878.