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[Met-jobs] PostDoc Position at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (Germany)

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Date Thu, 24 Mar 2016 19:22:28 +0000

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PostDoc, paleo-climate proxies in ice cores

Code: 59/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.
The department of Glaciology invites applications for a position as

PostDoc, paleo-climate proxies in ice cores

The position encompasses the implementation of instruments, the
measurement and analysis of paleo-proxy- data from snow, firn and ice
cores. It is embedded in the framework of topic 8 “Abrupt climate change
from proxy-data” of the Helmholtz Regional Climate Initiative (REKLIM: and therefore offers the great possibility for working in
an interdisciplinary environment.
You will be involved in the adaption of our Continuous Flow Analysis
(CFA) device to enable high-resolution measurements of ions and stable
water isotopes. You will carry out measurements on firn and shallow ice
cores from Northern Greenland. The analysis will be in close
collaboration with (paleo) - climate modellers as well as with REKLIM
partners specialised in other climate archives.
Your analysis will provide an excellent basis to understand Arctic
climate variability over the last millennium and how this variability is
reflected in the accumulation and deposition patterns in firn and ice
cores. We will establish an independent dating and access the
seasonality of snow accumulation with respect to the interpretation of
paleo-proxies from ice cores.

We are looking for candidates who have a technical record to take care
of the adaption of the CFA device, the motivation to measure and analyse
the firn and ice core data and experience in paleo proxy analysis. We
• A PhD in glaciology, physics, geology, chemistry, meteorology, or
closely related environmental science disciplines and ideally a strong
background in paleo-climate
• Experience with methodological development, LabView programming and
time series analysis
• The ability to present the results at international conferences and
to publish in peer-reviewed journals
• Proficiency in the English language in written and oral form is
The contract will be limited for 3 years. Payment will be in accordance
with a civil service position (TVöD Bund) based on qualifications and
assigned tasks. The place of employment will be Bremerhaven.

For further information please contact Dr. Maria Hörhold

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.
AWI aims to increase the number of women in the scientific staff. Female
candidates are therefore especially asked to apply. 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”.

Applications including CV, degree certificates, a statement of research
interests and names and addresses of two referees should be submitted by
April 15th , 2016 referencing code 59/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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