Promoting Young Researchers
Scientific young talents are enriching research with innovative ideas and secure the future. The Alfred Wegener Insitute therefore supports young researchers, students, post-graduates and trainees in different ways.
The institute has diverse offers for postdoctoral scientist to commence their research career. This includes the establishment of young investigator groups, of which ten are currently installed at the institute.
Young investigators at the Alfred Wegener Institute are currently supported in programmes of the Helmholtz Association, the German Research Foundation and the European Research Council. At the moment, there are ten groups established at the institute:
Prof. Dr. Astrid Bracher: PHYTOOPTICS - Marine Phytoplankton studied by global biooptical methods
PD Dr. Olaf Eisen: LIMPICS -Linking micro-physical properties to macro features in ice
Dr. Thomas Läpple: ECUS - Estimating Climate Variabiltyby Quantifying Proxy Uncertainty and Synthesizing Information Across Climate Archives (Start 02/2013)
Dr. Vera Schlindwein: MOVE - Mid Ocean Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Dr. Scarlett Trimborne: EcoTrace- Role of trace metals on Antarctic Phytoplankton Ecology (Start 02/2013)
Dr. Ilka Weikussat: The effect of deformation mechanisms for ice sheet dynamics