January 2013
Message 40

[Periods|Index by:DateThreadSubjectAuthor|Date:PreviousNext|Thread:(Previous)(Next)|List Information]

[Met-jobs] 2 PhD positions land-atmosphere GHG exchange

From Torsten Sachs <>
Date Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:15:10 +0100

Dear all,

We offer positions for

2 PhD students (m/f)
Vacancy No. 72/4/11 D

within the newly established Helmholtz Young Investigators Group TEAM focusing on land-atmosphere interactions and the exchange of CO2 and CH4 on multiple spatial scales at study sites in the circumpolar north (Alaska, Canada, Siberia) and NE Germany.

We are a young and active team within a multi-disciplinary, collaborative research environment with excellent research infrastructure and support and look for motivated, creative, and proactive candidates to join our growing lab.

•    PhD 1: Collection, quality control, analysis and interpretation of tower-based eddy covariance data from wetlands and lakes in NE Germany and Siberia in terms of relevant ecosystem processes, temporal variability, model development

•    PhD 2: Integration of a fast CH4 analyzer into the helicopter borne measurement system “Helipod”; collection, quality control, analysis and interpretation of airborne eddy covariance data from NE German and Arctic permafrost landscapes in terms of relevant processes, spatial variability, model development

•    Development of scaling approaches between tower-based and airborne  measurements

•    Master/equivalent degree in atmospheric/environmental science/engineering, physics, geoecology, related field
•    Proficiency in Matlab, R, or advanced programming languages
•    Experience with the eddy covariance method and time series analysis is beneficial
•    Fluency in English (written and spoken), excellent team working skills

Duration:         3 years, starting as soon as possible
Salary:            67-75% EG 13 TVöD-O depending on experience (2500-2900 €/month)
Information:     Dr. Torsten Sachs (

The GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences ( is a member of the Helmholtz Association and the national Research Centre for Geosciences in Germany with more than 1000 employees. It is located on a historical scientific campus near the centre of Potsdam (~160,000 inhabitants) known for its splendid baroque architecture, its preserved palaces and gardens as well as a scientific environment unparalleled in all of Germany. Potsdam stretches along the banks of the Havel River and surrounding lakes but is only a few minutes away from Berlin and its vibrant cultural scene.

We particularly encourage applications from qualified female candidates. A kindergarten is available on campus. Handicapped applicants with equal qualification will be given preference.
Please address your applications including the code above, a detailed CV, names and e-mail addresses of two references and a short outline of your own research interests and skills to:
Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum

- Personal- und Sozialwesen -
14473 Potsdam

Please exclusively email applications to

Dr. Torsten Sachs
Helmholtz Young Investigators Group TEAM
Trace Gas Exchange in the Earth-Atmosphere System on Multiple Scales

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Building B, Room 123
Phone: +49 (0)331 288-1423
FAX:   +49 (0)331 288-1474

Public Law Foundation, State of Brandenburg
Telegrafenberg, 14473 Potsdam, Germany

Attachment: Ausschreibungen.pdf
Description: Adobe PDF document

Go to: Periods · List Information · Index by: Date (or Reverse Date), Thread, Subject or Author.