The Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) is a member of the Helmholtz Association (HGF) and funded by federal and state governments. AWI focuses on interdisciplinary polar, coastal and marine research in the areas of climate, geo- and biosciences (

We are inviting junior scientist applicants to our program

AWI INSPIRES INternational Science Program for Integrative Research in Earth Systems

AWI is recruiting 17 PhD candidates and 12 Postdocs to strengthen its new research program "Changing Earth, Sustaining our Future". Application is now open in the following research areas:

  • Climate and Geosciences (atmosphere, ocean, ice and land)
  • Coastal systems
  • Permafrost
  • Marine and polar life
  • Marine bioeconomy (bionics)

Details about all open projects, application requirements and the online application form can be found at

All PhD candidates will become members of AWI's postgraduate program POLMAR and thus benefit from a comprehensive training program and extensive support measures. Postdocs can register with AWI's postdoc office PROCEED, thereby gaining access to a set of tailored career development tools.

The positions are limited to 2 or 3 years. The place of employment will be Bremerhaven, Potsdam, Sylt or Helgoland, depending on the respective research area and position.

Applications must be submitted online and received by 16 February 2020 (23:59 CET).

Selected candidates are invited to present their research ideas and motivation during the "Annual recruitment days", planned from 16 to 24 March 2020 in Bremerhaven, Germany.

posted: 23 January 2020     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.