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PhD student „stable isotope enabled ESM“, Paleoclimate Dynamics

Code: 36/G/Kli
Faculty: Science
Job type: Full time
Location: Bremerhaven

The Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) is a member of the Helmholtz Association (HGF) and funded by federal and state government. AWI focuses on polar and marine research in a variety of disciplines such as biology, oceanography, geology and geophysics thus allowing multidisciplinary approaches to scientific goals.

Our section Paleoclimate Dynamics invites applications for a

PhD student
„stable isotope enabled ESM“

•    Work with stable isotope enabled Earth System Model to explore millennial climate variability during glacial-interglacial cycles
•    Development of ice sheet-climate coupled model understand responses of atmosphere-ocean-cryosphere system to various forcing factors

•    University degree (diploma/MSc) in climate sciences, oceanography, glaciology or in related fields
•    Knowledge of numerical programming (e.g. Fortran)

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Lohmann ( or Dr. Zhang (

The position is limited to 3 years. The salary will be paid in accordance with the German Tarifvertrag des öffentlichen Dienstes (TVöD Bund), salary level 13 (66%). The place of employment will be Bremerhaven.

We offer you a multi-disciplinary, international, and fascinating professional environment with flexible working hours, state-of-the-art research equipment, and a first-rate infrastructure.
Disabled applicants will be given preference when equal qualifications are present. The AWI fosters the compatibility of work and family through various means. Because of our engagement in the area of work-life compatibility we have been awarded the certificate “Career and Family”.
As Ph.D. student at AWI you will be member of the Helmholtz Graduate School for Polar and Marine Research ‘POLMAR’ ( or another graduate school.

Please forward your applications with the standard documentation (letter of motivation, CV, publication list if applicable and contact information of two referees) by February 28th, 2017 referencing code 36/G/Kli to: Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Personalabteilung (human resources), Postfach 12 01 61, 27515 Bremerhaven/Germany or by e-mail (all documents merged into one PDF file) to:

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The Alfred Wegener Institute pursues research in the polar regions and the oceans of mid and high latitudes. As of the 18 Centres of the Hemlholtz Association it coordinates polar research in Germany and provides ships like the research icebreaker Polarstern and stations for the international scientific community.

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