The Cluster of Excellence "Ocean Floor - Earth's Uncharted Interface", hosted at the Research Faculty MARUM - Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences, at the University of Bremen, invites applications for the position of

Post-Doctoral Researcher (f/m/d) (3 years)

salary group 13 TV-L / full-time position within the framework of the project:

Determinants of pelagic carbonate productivity

The project is a contribution to the Cluster research area RECORDER, working on the understanding of past and present climate-ecosystem-biogeochemistry feedbacks. Using material and data from sediment traps and marine sediments, the project will identify and quantify processes that determine pelagic carbonate production, sedimentation and dissolution throughout the Cenozoic.

The position should start as soon as possible and is limited to December 31st 2022. Salary corresponds to TV-L E13. The employment is fixed-term and governed by the Act of Academic Fixed-Term Contract, §2 I (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG).

We are searching for an enthusiastic, innovative and committed early-career researcher with interest in marine micropaleontology, paleoceanography and geochemistry, who seeks to further their academic career at a postdoctoral level. Successful candidates will be based at the MARUM - an internationally recognised centre for marine research with a focus on the geosciences, anchored at the University of Bremen. 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 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 programme.

Your profile:

  • Completed PhD in geosciences, environmental sciences or related fields
  • Knowledge of micropalaeontology, geochemistry, and (paleo)oceanography
  • Experience with pelagic carbonate producers (foraminifera, nannoplankton)
  • Experience with analysis and interpretation of marine sediment cores, stratigraphy and age models
  • Experience with data synthesis and with the application of data-analysis techniques
  • Applicants should be fluent in English, have excellent writing skills and enjoy working in an international and interdisciplinary team.

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

Applications should be submitted electronically as a single PDF file (maximum size 2 MB), quoting the reference number A322/19 and containing a letter of motivation, a CV including copies of degree certificates, a publication list, and contact information of two referees. The call is open until the position is filled. The review of applications will commence on 6 December 2019.

Applications and enquiries should be addressed to:
Prof. Dr. Michal Kucera, MARUM, Universität Bremen, Postfach 33 04 40, D-28334 Bremen, Germany

posted: 15 November 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.