« Zurück zur Übersicht

The Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg is a marine research center situated in Oldenburg and Wilhelmshaven. Within the project "SpectralArgo-N", the ICBM Marine Sensor System ( of the ICBM located at the marine station in Wilhelmshaven hires one

PhD Student
conducting research focusing on

Hyperspectral Radiometry on Argo Floats

The position is open from January 1st 2019 and ends December 31th 2021 (salary according to 50% of TVL E-13, approx. 20-24 k€/year).

The Project "SpectralArgo-N" is focused on the assessment of hyperspectral light conditions in oceanic and coastal waters through ocean color remote sensing and bio-optical modeling. Hyperspectral radiometry along with other optical sensors will be implemented on biogeochemical-Argo floats and field data gathered for calibration and validation purposes. Optical and related biogeochemical parameters will be measured followed by comparison and tuning of ocean color remote sensing algorithm outputs.

We are searching for highly motivated candidates having a very good academic university degree (diploma or master) in marine science, physics, environmental science or some related subject. We expect a strong interest in marine optics and enthusiasm for optical sensor applications. We also expect experience in the conduction and analysis of environmental sensing experiments including data analysis making use of Matlab, R, python or comparable software tools. Experience in handling ocean color satellite remote sensing datasets using (e.g. with SeaDAS or SNAP) is an added advantage. Very good writing and reading skills in English are a must. Additional language skills in German are appreciated.

The University of Oldenburg strives to increase the percentage of female employees in the field of science and encourages applications from female candidates. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications.

Applications should be handed in until October 14th, 2018 including a letter of motivation, CV and list of publications/presentations. Persons interested should send their application to Prof. Dr. Oliver Zielinski, ICBM, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, 26111 Oldenburg, Germany (preferred via Email:

Christina Oswald (Stand: 23.09.2018)