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

PhD position (m/f)

Job Vacancy No. 1194

Section 1.3 "Earth System-Modelling" at GFZ searches for a Ph.D. candidate to work in the project "Ocean signals in Earth's magnetic field (OceanMag-II). The project is part of the DFG priority programme "Study of Earth system dynamics with a constellation of potential field missions" (SPP 1788), which is designed around ESA's multi-satellite magnetometer mission SWARM. The focus of OceanMag-II is the combination and comparison of simulated and observed ocean generated magnetic signals.

Your responsibilities:

Your qualifications:

Starting date: as soon as possible
Fixed term: 3 years
Working hours:part-time 66-75 % (currently 25.74-29.25 h/week)
Salary:The pay scale grouping will be according to 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. 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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posted: 19 July 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.