PhD position (f/m/d)

Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research (IOW), Warnemünde

The Department Marine Geology of the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW) is offering a part-time (75%)

PhD position (f/m/d)

starting on the 15.2.2020. Remuneration is paid in accordance with the TV-L salary scale at level EG 13 monthly gross salary. The employment is temporaryfor 3 years.

The IOW is an independent institute of the Leibniz Association, engaged in system analysis of coastal and marginal seas, with special focus on the Baltic Sea. The scientists of the four departments (Physical Oceanography, Marine Chemistry, Biological Oceanography and Marine Geology) cooperate within the framework of a joint research program.

Solar influences on Holocene climate are substantial and modified by varying climate boundary conditions. However, a complete understanding of possible Sun-climate linkages also requires investigations within glacial climate periods.

The cosmogenic radionuclide 10Be is a proxy of both solar activity and paleointensity. Ice cores provide well-resolved records of 10Be, but do not carry a paleomagnetic signal. Sediment records provide independent records of both 10Be and paleointensity, but currently lack the temporal resolution for solar activity reconstruction. A pilot 10Be time-series from Black Sea sediments provided a record of multi-decadal 10Be production changes, complemented by a detailed record of geomagnetic field strength.

Job description: In the frame of the PhD work, high-resolution 10Be and paleointensity records are to be established from Black Sea sediments during three climatologically unique periods during the last and penultimate glacial. Based on the resulting solar activity time-series possible spatial and temporal expressions of solar influences on climate will be systematically assessed.

Qualification: The successful candidate should hold a very good or good MSc in geology or geography. Expertise in sedimentology, geochemistry and paleoclimatology is of strong advantage. We expect excellent English language skills and the willingness to publish in international peer-review journals.

Furthermore, team-work skills and active collaboration within the fields of chemistry, physics and meteorology are expected. The candidate should be willing to participate in ship cruises and field work as well as research stays abroad.

Applicants are asked to send their complete applications (CV, copies of certificates, references) quoting the Code: Geo 2/2019 until 12.1.2020 to bewerbung.geologie(at)io-warnemuende.de


Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde

Dept. Human Resources, Seestraße 15, D-18119 Rostock, Germany

Applications of disabled persons with same professional and personal qualification will be treated preferentially. Please indicate a handicap in the cover letter and enclose the relevant certificate.

The IOW promotes equal opportunities and has been awarded the Total Equality Certificate since 2013. Applications of female candidates are expressly encouraged and will be treated preferably in case of equal qualifications and suitability. Our family office, equipped with computer workstation and toys, offers parents the opportunity to take children to the IOW for shorter time periods.

The Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research offers a varied work in the immediate vicinity of the Baltic Sea. Interdisciplinary research topics on the Baltic Sea ecosystem, broad in-house expertise in physical, chemical and biological oceanography, and marine geology, state-of-the-art-laboratory equipment and infrastructure together with modern facilities provide an excellent framework for best research conditions.

Application and travel costs cannot be reimbursed.

For further information please contact Dr. Markus Czymzik (markus.czymzik(at)io-warnemuende.de)

or visit our website: www.io-warnemuende.de.