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 to apply to our program

AWI INSPIRES - International Science Program for Integrative Research in Earth Systems

AWI is recruiting more than 30 PhD candidates and Postdocs to strengthen its contribution to the 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
  • Terrestrial Arctic ecosystems and permafrost
  • Marine and polar life
  • Marine bioeconomy (aquaculture)
  • Marine data science (see also

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 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 17 February 2021 (23:59 CET).

Selected candidates are invited to present their research ideas and motivation during the online recruitment days, planned between 01st and 23rd April 2021.

posted: 14 January 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.