Scientific Employee position Physical Oceanography



Scientific Employee position Physical Oceanography

Deadline: 30. April 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 “Physical Oceanography” of the research division “Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics” is offering a

Scientific Employee position
Physical Oceanography

starting on July 1st 2018.

Project Description
• Analyze and report on the observing networks that exist in the Atlantic Ocean.
• Develop guidelines for observing networks in the Atlantic Ocean.
• Analyze and report on glider surveys within the Eastern Atlantic Ocean.
      Further information on the project is available under

• Diploma or Master of Science in Physical Oceanography or a closely related field.Fluency in written and spoken English (CEFR level B2 or better) is required.
• Good communication skills are expected.
• Knowledge about different types of ocean observing systems is of advantage.

The position is available for a funding period until June, 30, 2019. 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 full-time position. The position can be split, but the full 100% of the position must to be covered. The fixed-term contract shall comply with Section 2 Paragraph 1 of The Act of Academic Fixed-Term Contract (German WissZeitVG).

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 mention the keyword in the subject line. Please send your application for this post (cover letter, CV, copy of certificates, description of relevant employment and experience) not later than 30 April 2018 in a single pdf-file using the keyword "ALANTOS" to:

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Bewerbungsmanagement / „ATLANTOS“
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 Dr. Gerd Krahmann (gkrahmann(at) or Dr. Johannes Karstensen (jkarstensen(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.

GEOMAR is a member of the Helmholtz Association and the German Marine Research Consortium (KDM). For further information please visit or