The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht in Geesthacht, near Hamburg, and in Teltow, near Berlin, conducts materials and coastal research. You can find more information at

The Institute of Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is investigating energy transfers in the near surface of the ocean. We therefore invite applications for a postdoctoral position (m/f) in the area of "ocean energy pathways". The duration of the position is two years.

We search for a qualified scientist to investigate the small-scale energy pathways of submesoscale structures in the ocean surface mixed layer. The scientist will use large-scale computer facilities and Large Eddy Simulations to simulate the turbulent dynamics of submesoscale structures to understand and quantify their role in energy transfers in the upper ocean with the goal of improving the energy consistency of climate models. This position is part of the Collaborative Research Centre "Energy transfers in the Atmosphere and Ocean" conducted together with partners at the University of Hamburg, as well as others. More details can be found at in the T2 subproject.

Your Tasks:

Job requirements:

The following qualifications would be desireable:

For further questions please contact Dr. Jeff Carpenter (

We offer:

audit Beruf und FamilieThe Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is an equal opportunity employer and particularly strives to increase the percentage of women in the science sector. Severely disabled persons with equal qualifications will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements.

Please send your application (in English) indicating job offer
code no. 2018/KO 6 including your CV, a list of publications, description of research experience and a list of references to

Closing date for applications is October 31st, 2018.

posted: 02 October 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.