The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, is located near Hamburg. You can find more information at The Institute of Coastal Research investigates the physical and biogeochemical dynamics of the coastal ocean and the impact of anthropogenic influences on the natural state.

One scientific focus of the Institute of Coastal Research is the investigation of submesoscale dynamics in the coastal ocean. The Institute uses and develops a unique set of instruments and platforms ranging from a Zeppelin to speed boats and drones, as well as marine radar, towed-instrument chains, or hyperspectral detectors allowing for very-high resolution observations on the order of meters and seconds. The institute has led several large submesoscale experiments off the coast of California and in the Baltic Sea (SubEx and “Expedition Clockwork Ocean”, and is using high resolution ROMS and LES models with the aim to understand the physical dynamics of submesoscale eddies and fronts and their interaction with biogeochemical and biological processes.

We invite applications for a postdoctoral investigator position (m/f) in the research group Submesoscale Dynamics at the Institute of Coastal Research with preferred starting date on February 1, 2019. The position is limited to three years.

The tasks of the successful candidate will include:

Essential qualifications:

Desirable qualifications:

For further questions please contact Prof. Burkard Baschek (

We offer:

audit Beruf und Familie The 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.

Geesthacht is located 35 km southeast of Hamburg in Northern Germany. Its location combines proximity to Germany’s second largest city and its cultural offerings with easy access to numerous outdoor activities in a beautiful setting. We are a family-friendly employer and operate our own kindergarten on campus.

Please send your application indicating job offer code no. 2018/KO 5 including your CV, a certificate of your doctoral degree, a list of publications, description of research experience and goals, and a list of up to three references to

Closing date for applications is November, 4th, 2018.

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