Job announcement (Geo 03/2018)

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

Research Scientist

position at the earliest convenience. Remuneration is paid depending on the individual qualification and in accordance with the TV-L salary scale up to the level EG 14 monthly gross salary. The position is optionally part-time, but to occupy at least 30 weekly working hours. If possible, the employment is initially limited to 3 years and followed by a standard tenure procedure.

The IOW is an independent institute of the Leibniz Association, engaged in system analysis of coastal and marginal seas, with regional 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.

Understanding the geological properties, composition, and dynamics of the seafloor in marginal seas is central to all IOW's research foci. Seafloor sediments control exchange processes with the water column, form diverse benthic habitats, record environmental conditions, and are subject to anthropogenic pressures. Therefore, it is crucial to investigate the spatial and temporal seafloor variability by taking into account all relevant geological, geochemical and biological factors.

With this respect, the IOW seeks support of a research scientist in the field of marine geosciences or adjacent areas with proven expertise in sediment and coastal dynamics and experience in the development and application of established and novel sedimentological and remote sensing methods.

In addition, the successful candidate will provide scientific expertise through peer-reviewed publications in this field. The ability and willingness to work at sea are essential for this position. The application of qualified women is particularly welcomed.

Application deadline is 30.09.2018

Applicants are asked to send their complete applications (application letter, CV, list of publications, copies of certificates, references) quoting the application code Geo-03/2018 until 30.09.2018 to: /
Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde
Seestraße 15, 18119 Rostock

Applications of disabled persons with same 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 the work life balance. IOW has been awarded the Total Equality Certificate in 2013 ( Applications of female candidates are expressly encouraged and will be treated preferably in case of equal qualifications and suitability, as the offered position belongs to a department, where female scientist are severely underrepresented. 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 workplace 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, as well as state-of-the-art-laboratories and a very good infrastructure provide the framework for the best research conditions.

Application and travel costs cannot be reimbursed.

For further information please contact:

Prof. Dr. Helge W. Arz ( or Dr. Peter Feldens (
or visit our website:

published: 15 August 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.