Ph.D. Position “Physical Oceanography” and “Marine Meteorology”



Ph.D. Position “Physical Oceanography” and “Marine Meteorology”

Bewerbungsschluss: 31. Mai 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 units “Physical Oceanography” and “Marine Meteorology” are offering a

Position for a Ph.D. student / Doctoral candidate

starting at the earliest possible date within the joint project “Physical processes and long-term variability (BANINO)”

Job Description
Investigation of warm and cold water occurrences, the so-called Benguela Niños und Niñas, by means of a climate model under current climatic conditions and under global warming.

• Diploma / M.Sc. in natural sciences (e.g. Meteorology, Atmospheric Dynamics, Physical Oceanography, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Climate Physics, Physics or equivalent);
• Experience with climate models, analysis of climate model data and/or statistical methods;
• Programming skills (e.g. Unix/Linux, Fortran as well as Matlab, Ferret and/or Python);
• Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team;
• Fluent in English (oral and written).
The position is available for a funding period of 36 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 75 % of a full-time equivalent. The position cannot be split. 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 send your application not later than May 31, 2018 in a single pdf-file using the keyword " Banino Lübbecke/Latif" to the following address:


Please mention the keyword in the subject line. 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 please contact Prof. Mojib Latif (mlatif[at], +49 431 600-4050).

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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