For the group "Early warning and Impact Forecasting", Section 2.6 / Department 2 "Geophysics" we invite applications for a

PostDoc (m/f)

Job Vacancy No. 0512

The CATENA project, supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), sets out to develop dynamic large-scale modeling schemes for landslide susceptibility, as well as consistent estimates of their potential impact on the exposed communities, within the context of Central Asia.

This project will benefit from a unique working environment:

Your responsibilities:

Your Qualifications:

Starting date: 1st March 2018
Fixed term: 22 months
Working hours:full-time (currently 39 h/week)
The position is, in principle, suitable for part-time employment.
Salary:The pay scale grouping will be into pay group 13 TVöD-Bund (Tarifgebiet Ost) provided that all tariff related and personal requirements are met.

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.

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 administrative questions regarding this job offer, please feel free to call Mrs Buge at +49 (0) 331-288-28878.

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posted: 09 February 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.