The MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen, is offering (under the condition of job release) at the earliest possible date:

One post-doctoral Researcher for 3 years

Salary group 13 TV-L / full-time position

MARUM provides an ideal environment for postdoctoral researchers to become excellent in their field of expertise and to develop their personal skills to further their career. The Research Faculty offers rich opportunities for transdisciplinary exchange and collaboration across different disciplines in marine sciences. Postdoctoral researchers can make use of coaching and mentoring offers as well as a dedicated course and training program.

The Cluster of Excellence "The Ocean Floor - Earth's Uncharted Interface" is part of the Research Faculty MARUM. Within the Cross-Cutting Enabler "Molecular and Isotopic Tracers" the work for the position lies in the general areas of cheminformatics and data visualization.

Specific duties will include:

  • Design of data processing routines for interpretation of mass spectrometric raw data acquired by lipidomics approaches
  • Implementation of informational techniques/data modeling that facilitate the interpretation and curation of raw chemical data and enable their exploratory analysis through data mining and data visualization techniques in cooperation with the PANGAEA data information system
  • Use of advanced statistics to study relations of environmental and molecular-chemical data such as concentrations, molecular ratios, compound-specific isotope ratios, molecular formulas, etc.
  • Independent publication of research results in peer-reviewed scientific journals and active participation in international conferences

Your profile:

  • A completed PhD degree in (bio)informatics or environmental sciences
  • Experience in cheminformatics and multivariate and time-series statistics using Matlab and R
  • Experience in web service development/component use (python, java) in an open source environment
  • Experience in database design and SQL programming and data visualization techniques/data mining
  • Interest to work with environmental, mass spectrometric and lipidomics data
  • Applicants should be fluent in English, verbally and with excellent writing skills, and enjoy working in an international and interdisciplinary research environment

MARUM has developed into an internationally recognized center for marine research with a focus on the geosciences, anchored at the University of Bremen.

The University of Bremen follows a diversity strategy. It strives to increase the number of women in academia and strongly encourages applications from suitably qualified female candidates. International applications and applications of researchers with a migration background are explicitly welcome. Disabled persons with the same professional and personal qualifications will be given preference.

We look forward to receiving your application with the usual documents, review will start on April 30, 2019, but we will consider applications until the position is filled. Applications should be send under the reference number A41/19 to:

Universitšt Bremen
Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Hinrichs
Postfach 33 04 40
D-28334 Bremen

or by Email to:

posted: 21 March 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.