International Science Program for Integrative Research in Earth Systems

We are always looking for excellent graduates from all over the world to join our passion for marine and polar science.

The application deadline 2023 has expired.
In the meantime, check out also our other job offers.



AWI INSPIRES was established in 2019. Each year, several early career scientists (PhD/Postdoc) positions are advertised in various research areas:

  • Climate and Geoscience (atmosphere, ocean, ice and land),
  • Coastal and Shelf Sea Systems,
  • Terrestrial Arctic Ecosystems and Permafrost,
  • Marine and Polar Life,
  • Aquaculture, Bionics.


The projects are designed to support AWIs contribution to the PoF IV program "Changing Earth - Sustaining our Future".

So far, 34 PhD candidates and 18 Postdoc positions were funded.


The AWI is characterised by

  • our scientific success - excellent research
  • an international environment – everyday contacts with people from all over the world
  • our outstanding research infrastructure – ships, stations, aircraft, laboratories and more
  • collaboration and cooperation - intra-institute, national and international, interdisciplinary
  • opportunities to develop – on the job, aiming at other positions and beyond AWI
  • flat hierarchies – facilitating freedom and responsibility
  • a culture of reconciling work and family – an audited and well-supported aspect of our operation