Research scientist (f/m/d)

Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research (IOW), Warnemünde

The Department Marine Chemistry at the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW) is offering a full-time (40 hrs./week) position of a

research scientist (f/m/d)

(Post Doc, tenure track)

starting at the earliest convenience. Remuneration is paid depending on the individual qualification and in accordance with the TV-L EG 13. If legally possible, the position will first be limited to an initial term of 3 years and may be prolonged for an unlimited time period thereafter as regulated in the institute’s tenure track procedure (3+2 years and an interim evaluation). The position may also be covered part-time with at least 30 working hours per week.

The IOW is an independent institute of the Leibniz Association, engaged in system analysis of coastal and marginal seas, with regional 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.

Job description

The IOW pursues chemical, biological, geological, and physical observations in marine ecosystems, applying most advanced measurement techniques. Within this framework, the Department of Marine Chemistry, within the working group “Trace Gas Biogeochemistry”, is seeking a motivated scientist with demonstrated expertise in the field of biogeochemical cycles. The new employee should have in-depth experience in the deployment and interpretation of sensors and/or the use of automated analytical instrumentation for the quantification of biogeochemical processes. The applicant shall use remote-sensing products to support data interpretation, and apply modern statistical methods for data interpretation (e.g. neural networks or EOF analysis). An active role in the deployment and use of our observing infrastructure is envisaged, as is the ability to work interdisciplinary. Active shaping of the working group “Trace Gas Biogeochemistry” is encouraged.

Qualification of the Candidate

Applicants must have a degree (Master/Diploma) in natural sciences and a very good doctorate/PhD in marine chemistry, analytical chemistry or environmental chemistry. The candidate is expected to have in-depth knowledge of modern sensors for application in marine chemistry including the principles of quality control. The research focus should lie in the field of marine biogeochemical cycles (C/N/P/O) in the framework of anthropogenic change. An excellent scientific profile, supported by the publication record, is expected, as is the willingness to work at sea, fluency in English, and the ability to work in a team.

In-depth experience in using one or multiple marine chemical sensors with high spatiotemporal resolution, and deployment on modern platforms (e.g. VOS lines, floats, gliders) is desirable, as well as proven skills in the use of state-of-the-art statistical methods for data interpretation. Comprehensive knowledge of pelagical biogeochemical cycles and the ability to perform own, independent research should be demonstrated.

Applicants are asked to send their complete applications: CV, motivation letter, list of publications, copies of certificates, description of relevant experiences, up to three references and a short research perspective quoting the application code CHE-04/2019 no later than 9.12.2019 to bewerbung.chemie(at)io-warnemuende.de or

Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW)

Human Resources Department

Seestraße 15

D-18119 Rostock

Unfortunately, application and travel costs cannot be reimbursed.

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 job advertisement is aimed at all persons regardless of their gender. The IOW promotes equal opportunities and was awarded the Total Equality Award (TEQ) regularly since 2013. An overview of our measures to equal opportunities and to improve the compatibility of work and family can be found at https://www.io-warnemuende.de/equal-opportunity.html.

Applications of female candidates are particularly encouraged and will be treated preferentially in case of equal qualifications and suitability, as the post to be filled belongs to a structural unit in which women are underrepresented.

The Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research offers a varied workplace 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, as well as state-of-the-art-laboratories and a very good infrastructure provide the framework for the best research conditions.

For further information please contact:

Prof. Dr. Gregor Rehder (gregor.rehder(at)io-warnemuende.de) or visit our website: www.io-warnemuende.de.