For Section 1.3 "Earth System Modelling" we invite applications for a

PhD position (m/f)

Reference No. 60/12/17 D

Project title: Transport, Removal and Accumulation of sediments Numerically Simulated for Paleo-Oceans and Reconstructed from cores of The Eirik Drift (TRANSPORTED)

The PhD project is established within the DFG priority program "International Ocean Disovery Program" (IODP) and part of an interdisciplinary cooperation with the Alfred-Wegener-Institut (AWI) in Bremerhaven.

One of the main goals of TRANSPORTED is the reconstruction of sediment transports in the northern Atlantic ocean during the last 20 million years. The influence of tectonic, volcanic and climatological factors on the deep ocean circulation and sediment transport shall be determined with a combination of numerical regional ocean modelling and the analysis of drill cores from the Eirik Drift south of Greenland. Thereby a consistent reconstruction of sediment transports, ocean dynamics and climatological forcing will be generated.

Your tasks:

Your qualifications:

Starting date: as soon as possible
Fixed term: 3 years
Working hours:part-time 65% (currently 25.35h per week)
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.

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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