Postdoctoral PositionExternal

MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, Universität Bremen, Germany

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Contact: Dr. Matthias Zabel
E-mail: mzabel [at]
website: Job description PDF
Deadline: October 1, 2018

This position is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in the project "Variations in Upwelling Intensity and Sedimentation Regime in the Benguela Upwelling System (BUS) during the Holocene and Late Pleistocene" within the collaborative research project EVAR. The aim of this project is to investigate changes in the concentration of redox-sensitive elements in sediment archives for the reconstruction of fluctuations in geochemical environment conditions (e.g. oxygen availability) in the BUS.

The tasks of the job holder include the following activities:

  • Participation in at least 2 multi-week ship expeditions to the working area off Namibia
  • Cooperation in the preparation of the expedition reports
  • Independent execution of geochemical analyzes (especially total digestion and ICP / ICP-MS measurements)
  • Evaluation of the data with regard to the goals of the joint project
  • Active cooperation with the project partners at GEOMAR (Kiel, Germany) and at the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research (IOW; Warnemünde, Germany)
  • Participation in project workshops
  • Preparation of intermediate and final project reports
  • Preparation of scientific manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed, international journals