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

Research Scientist (m/f)
in Geodetic Earth System Modelling

Job Vacancy 1255

We are looking for a motivated PostDoc to broaden the expertise of GFZ in the field of geodetic forward modelling and data analysis for applications in the fields of hydrometeorology, oceanography, glaciology, or solid Earth geophysics. Successful candidates are expected both to contribute to ongoing projects as GFZ's newly launched GRAVIS portal as well as to develop their own research agenda in the field of model based interpretation and utilization of monitoring data.

Your responsibilities:

Your qualifications:

Starting date: as soon as possible
Fixed term: 3 years
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 according to 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 administrative questions regarding this job offer, please feel free to call Ms Buge at +49 (0) 331-288-28878.

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posted: 06 August 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.