For Section 2.8 "Magnetospheric Physics" in Department 2 "Geophysics" we invite applications for a

Research Associate (m/f)
Data Science, Machine Learning and Scientific Programming

Reference No. 55/28/17 G

The GFZ seeks exceptional candidates for a research associate in Section 2.8 "Magnetospheric Physics". Job responsibilities will include a variety of machine learning, data science and scientific programming related tasks. Expertise of a successful candidate may include experience with data science and big data, maintaining large data repositories and managing software repository. The successful candidate is expected to maintain data and code repository, edit the website, develop real-time visualization on the website, develop various programming tools for scientific codes and data analysis, document and test existing codes and adopt scientific codes for different scientific problems. Experience with machine learning data mining and data assimilation is a plus.

Your qualifications:

Starting date: as soon as possible
Fixed term: 3 years (with possibilty of extension)
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 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 us at +49 (0)331 288-28878.

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