Scientific Employee (Postdoc) position Microbial Biogeochemistry



Scientific Employee (Postdoc) position Microbial Biogeochemistry

Deadline: 15. March 2018

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is a foundation of public law jointly financed by the Federal Republic of Germany (90 %) and the state of Schleswig-Holstein (10 %) and is one of the internationally leading institutions in the field of marine sciences. Currently GEOMAR disposes over an annual budget of approx. 75 million Euro and has approx. 1000 employees.

The research unit Biological Oceanography, working group Microbial Biogeochemistry of the research division 2 “Marine Biogeochemistry” is offering a

Scientific Employee (Postdoc) position,

starting on May 1st 2018 within the research project “CoastSens”.

Job Description:
The successful candidate will oversee the implementation of an underwater CDOM/pigment sensor at the Boknis Eck time series station. She / He will analyze temporal changes of optically active substances (CDOM, FDOM, pigments) in seawater by means of sensor data and compare them with laboratory analysis.

A requirement for this position is a completed university degree (diploma or Master) as well as a PhD relating to Biological Oceanography or Biology/Life Sciences. In addition, very good knowledge in the measurement and data analysis (e. g. EEM) of optically active substances (FDOM, DCOM, pigments) as well as their turnover by pelagic communities in marine systems is required.

The position is limited to 13 months.

The salary depends on qualification and could be up to the class E13 TVöD-Bund of the German tariff for public employees.

This is a part-time position according to 50% of a full-time equivalent, flexible working times are possible. 

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel seeks to increase the proportion of female scientists and explicitly encourages qualified female academics to apply. GEOMAR is an equal opportunity employer and encourages scientists with disabilities to apply. Qualified disabled applicants will receive preference in the application process.

Please send your application (cover letter, CV, copy of certificates, description of relevant employment and experience, list of publications, two reference letters) for this post not later than March 15, 2018 in a single pdf-file using the keyword „Postdoc CoastSens“ to bewerbung(at)

or the following address:

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Bewerbungsmanagement / „Postdoc CoastSens“
Wischhofstr. 1 - 3
D-24148 Kiel

As soon as the selection procedure has finished, all application papers will be destroyed according to data protection regulation.

For further information regarding the position and research unit please contact Prof. Dr. Anja Engel (aengel(at)

Please do not contact us by phone about the present state of procedures. However, we will answer all your questions if you send us an e-mail to bewerbung(at) In doing so, please refer to the keyword.

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