For Section 6.1 / Department 6 "Basin Modelling" we invite applications for a

Numerical Geoscientist (m/f)

Job Vacancy No. 0746

The focus of our research in Section 6.1 is on the geodynamic behaviour of sedimentary basins. We address those physical factors which control the formation and development of basins, as well as the conditions and processes at the present day. We use the results of geological and geophysical investigations as input for our numerical models, which also allow us to derive predictions regarding utilization scenarios for the underground. We use such data-based numerical models, for example, to compute the pressure and temperature conditions in sedimentary basins. Our workflows from the integration of data into structural models to the simulation of coupled thermo-hydraulic-mechanical processes require specific numerical tools that we develop according to the scientific questions addressed.

Your responsibilities:

Your Qualifications:

Starting date: 1st July 2018
Fixed term: 2 years (with possibility of extension)
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.
Location: Potsdam

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.

If you have any questions regarding this job offer, please feel free to call Ms Buge at +49 (0) 331-288-28878.

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