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The Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) at the University of Oldenburg invites applications for a

Doctoral candidate (m/f/d)

salary according to E13 TV-L, 75 %

starting 01.04.2021 until 31.03.2024

The position will be filled after the third-party funding has been finally confirmed and is limited to a project duration of 3 years. Confirmation is expected by the application deadline.

The ICBM is an interdisciplinary research institute, for fundamental and applied marine research. The internationally renowned institute aims at understanding the function of marine environmental systems through close cooperation of the various scientific disciplines (chemistry, biology, physics, mathematical modelling) of its more than 20 research groups.

The position is part of the third-party funded project ProCarbon (Process studies of the stability and vulnerability of carbon storages in the Baltic and North Seas) in the framework of collaborative project CARBOSTORE (funded by BMBF, MARE:N). Overarching aim of ProCarbon is a process understanding on how different carbon reservoirs in the North and Baltic Seas react to anthropogenic environmental changes.

Project description: Within this doctoral research project, the candidate has to apply a coupled physical-biogeochemical ocean circulation model based on unstructured grids to the North Sea region with special focus to the German Bight to simulate the response of different carbon storages to anthropogenic impacts. E.g., as part of the project, the candidate will have to couple and adapt the biogeochemical model ERGOM to the hydrodynamic model FVCOM and will further have to perform model simulations for various atmospheric forcing conditions on high-performance computer clusters. In addition, inverse mathematical methods will have to be applied to quantify sources of chemical species based on model simulations and field measurements.

Recruitment requirement: Qualifying academic university degree (M.Sc. or diploma (not of a University of Applied Sciences) in physics, oceanography, mathematics, biomathematics or environmental science. Experience in mathematical and/or physical modelling with some relations to oceanography and ecology, in basic numerical mathematics, programming languages (e.g. FORTRAN, MATLAB or Python), Linux operating systems and parallel cluster environments is helpful but not mandatory.

The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increasing the percentage of female employees in the field of science. Therefore, female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. In accordance to §21 Section 3 NHG female candidates with equal qualifications will be preferentially considered. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualification.

In case of further questions or for your final application (including cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates and references in a single document) send an email to Dr. Karsten Lettmann () using subject "ProCarbon" by 31.01.2021.


(Stand: 26.01.2021)