The Department Marine Geology of the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW) offers a full-time (40 hrs/week)

PostDoc position (Geo 02/2018)

within the Leibniz-SAW network BaltRap at the earliest convenience. Remuneration is paid in accordance with the TV-L salary scale at level EG 13 monthly gross salary. The employment is temporary for 2 years.

The IOW is an independent institute of the Leibniz Association, engaged in system analysis of coastal and marginal seas, with special focus on the Baltic Sea. The scientists of the four departments (Physical Oceanography, Marine Chemistry, Biological Oceanography and Marine Geology) cooperate within the framework of a joint research program.

The national BaltRap network - "The Baltic Sea and its Southern Lowlands: Proxy-environment interactions in times of Rapid changes" - is a project funded in the frame of the Leibniz Competition 2017. BaltRap aims to comprehensively understand the impact of climate change in the southern Baltic Sea region during the Holocene by integrating high-resolution marine (sediments) and terrestrial (lake sediments and tree rings) proxy archives. The network is based on a very close interdisciplinary collaboration between scientists from the IOW, the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), the University of Greifswald (EMAU), and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ). BaltRap presents an adequate platform to provide a better understanding of the variable sensitivities and response times of the coupled marine-terrestrial system to the combined effects of long term and rapid climate change and human impact.

We are looking for an excellent, enthusiastic researcher that enjoys working in a diverse scientific team bridging terrestrial/limnic and marine science in paleoenvironmental research. The post-doctoral researcher will work on the topics of sedimentary, redox-sensitive proxies in both marine and limnic environments by applying inorganic geochemical and sedimentological methods. The project will be jointly supervised by marine and terrestrial scientists. Candidates should hold a very good PhD in geosciences. Previous expertise in trace-metal geochemistry including experience in ICP analytics and sedimentology as well as a good English language and team-work skills are compulsory. The candidates should be willing to participate in several week long ship cruises.

Application period ends June 30 2018

Applicants are asked to send their complete applications (CV, copies of certificates, references) quoting the code Geo 02/2018 until 30.06.2018 to: /

Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde
Dept. Human Resources
Seestraße 15
D-18119 Rostock

Applications of disabled persons with equal professional and personal qualification will be treated preferentially. Please indicate a handicap in the cover letter and enclose the relevant certificate.

The IOW promotes equal opportunities and has been awarded the Total Equality Certificate in 2013 and 2016. An overview about our arrangements concerning equal opportunities and improvements of the compatibility of career and family can be found at Applications of female candidates are expressly encouraged and will be treated preferably in case of equal qualifications and suitability in departments underrepresented by females. Part-time work is possible with at least 30 hours/week. Our family office, equipped with computer workstation and toys, offers parents the opportunity to take children to the IOW for shorter time periods.

The Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research offers a varied work in the immediate vicinity of the Baltic Sea. Interdisciplinary research topics on the Baltic Sea ecosystem, broad in-house expertise in physical, chemical and biological oceanography, and marine geology, state-of-the-art-laboratory equipment and infrastructure together with modern facilities provide an excellent framework for best research conditions.

Application and travel costs cannot be reimbursed.

For further information please contact:

Prof. Dr. Helge W. Arz or Dr. Olaf Dellwig
or visit our website:

published: 05 June 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.