Post-doctoral research position in Ecosystem ModelingExternal

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E-mail: bewerbung.physik [at]
website: Post-doctoral research position in Ecosystem Modeling webpageq
Deadline: May 14, 2017

The Department of Physical Oceanography and Instrumentation of the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW) is offering (subject to funding of the project) a full-time Postdoctoral position in Ecosystem Modeling . The position will begin on 1 August 2017.

Remuneration is paid in accordance with the TV-L salary scale at level EG 13 monthly gross salary. The employment is temporary for 30 months.

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.

Job description

Within the collaborative project INTEGRAL (Integrated carboN and TracE Gas monitoRing for the bALtic sea), the carbonate system of the Baltic Sea should be investigated and quantified. Field experiments, analytical work, and modeling will be a joined effort.

The announced position is on modeling the Baltic Sea ecosystem with focus on the carbonate system. An existing ecosystem model of the Baltic Sea should be evaluated with regard to the carbonate system, and some process formulations in the model should be refined. The collaboration in an interdisciplinary team provides the great opportunity of a sound knowledge within the project consortium.

The refined model will be used for long-term simulations (>100 years) with the aim to detect trends, and estimate budgets and fluxes. With the aid of the simulation data, an optimal strategy for observing the Baltic Sea carbonate system will be developed.


Applicants are required to have a PhD in oceanography, marine biology, physics, or a related natural or geoscientific discipline with pronounced biogeochemical and physical-mathematical components. Good knowledge in modeling geo-physical systems, data processing and analysis of environmental data are expected. Furthermore, experiences in the use of supercomputers, Linux/Unix, FORTRAN, and graphical analysis programs such as Matlab, R, Python, IDL are required.

In addition, extended experience in development of numerical models for the ocean and biogeochemical processes, and in the statistical analysis of geophysical observations and model data are desirable.