Ocean Career: Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon Oceanography Researcher

Our research focus lies on numerical modelling of coastal processes and interactions between different environmental compartments on regional and coastal scales. At Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon we develop numerical models with the aim to determine the past and current state of the environment and to identify the major drivers for future changes in the system.

We are seeking a highly motivated and eager-to-learn individual to join our team in the field of marine science and climate change. This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to ongoing projects focused on the implementation and interdisciplinary applications of wave and ocean models. As part of our team, you will be involved in the development of innovative research activities, including the use of machine learning and data fusion techniques, to enhance predictability of the earth system.

The position is initially for 3 years.
In principle, the full-time position (39 h/week) is also shareable.

Your tasks

  • Work on ongoing projects related to wave and ocean models, applying interdisciplinary approaches
  • Contribute to the development of research activities aimed at implementing innovative approaches like machine learning and data fusionv
  • Perform and analyze forecast simulations and climate change and assess uncertainties
  • Improve the model predictability of the earth system components
  • Perform impact studies (e.g., related to the extreme events) and assess the potential predictability of key variables relevant for different management sectors
  • Communicate your achievements and findings

This position offers an exciting opportunity to work alongside a highly motivated and multidisciplinary team of researchers. In collaboration with leading scientific institutes and practitioners, you will contribute to the advancement of marine science and further our understanding of earths system and climate change.

The research will be carried out in close cooperation with scientists and practitioners in different spheres in science and industry.

Your profile

  • Master’s or Ph.D. degree (academic university degree) in mathematics, informatics, data science, environmental sciences, oceanography, physics, engineering, or related disciplines
  • Capacity and interest to work in different fields of marine science including physics, biogeochemistry, ecological processes, or environmental engineering
  • Skills in scientific computing and programming languages (e.g., Fortran, Matlab, Python)
  • Very good written and verbal English communication skills are required
  • Good communication skills for communicating results to different audience including general public in relation to dissemination activities

We offer you

  • An exciting and varied job in a research center with more than 1,100 employees from around 50 nations
  • A well-connected research campus and best networking opportunities
  • Individual opportunities for further training
  • Social benefits according to the collective agreement of the public service and remuneration
  • An excellent technical infrastructure and modern workplace equipment
  • 6 weeks holiday per year and company holidays between Christmas and New Year's Day
  • Very good compatibility private and professional life through offers of mobile and flexible work
  • Family-friendly company policy with childcare facilities, e. g. nursery close to the company
  • Free assistance program for employees (EAP)
  • Corporate Benefits
  • A varied offer in the canteen on campus

Application deadline: November 15th, 2023

Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply.

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