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Postdoc position in paleo biogeochemical modeling at University of Kiel, Germany

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Postdoc (2 yrs) : Glacial/interglacial hydrographic structures and nutrient utilization in the Pacific Southern Ocean - a data and modeling approach.

The position is in the framework of the Priority Program ’Antarctic research with comparative investigations in Arctic ice areas’ (ANTARCTIC ; SPP 1158) funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG).

An ocean biogeochemical model will be further developed (inclusion of Si-Isotopes) and applied to different climate/ocean circulation regimes to investigate changes in water mass structure and nutrient utilization.


  • PhD degree in oceanography, physics, geosciences or a related field
  • strong experience in marine biogeochemistry, development and application of numerical models
  • excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • interest and ability to work independently but team-oriented in a young, international research group

The position will be awarded for two years, and the starting date is as soon as possible. Salary corresponds to the level of TV-L E13 of the German public service salary scale. CAU is an equal opportunity employer, aiming to increase the proportion of women in science. Applications by females are particularly welcome. Applicants with severe disabilities will be given priority consideration, given equal qualifications. Interested candidates should send an application letter including a curriculum vitae, short statement of research interest, copies of transcripts, and names and contact information of at least two references via e-mail. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.