Universität Bremen Post Doc in Ocean in the Earth System at Germany
Deadline for applications is June 10, 2008.
Email: Achim Kopf firstname.lastname@example.org
We would be very grateful, if you could submit your application documents as copies (no folders), we can not send your documents back because of cost reasons; after the application process the documents will be destroyed.
The DFG Research Center/Excellence Cluster "The Ocean in the Earth System" (MARUM) at the University of Bremen, Germany, has established a competitive and highly selective program for MARUM Fellowship awards. Up to two fellowships will be awarded in this round in the general areas of marine geology, paleoceanography, marine biogeochemistry, marine geophysics and marine geotechnology. We encourage applications from enthusiastic and dynamic individuals with a demonstrated record in interdisciplinary marine research in fields that include, but are not limited to sedimentation and physical transport processes in coastal areas, shelf seas, and along ocean margins, reconstructing and modeling climate change, and biogeochemical cycles in marine environments.
Specific interests of MARUM are directed toward the understanding of:
1. Stability of ocean margins (geoengineering, coastal protection, geohazards, effects of human activities),
2. Seafloor processes such as gas and fluid seepage as well as sediment transport at continental margins and in coastal areas,
3. Ocean-climate and ocean-land interactions,
4. Factors governing marine productivity,
5. Life in extreme environments including the deep marine subsurface, and
6. Microbe-mineral interactions (see www.marum.de for further information).
The successful candidate should have received a PhD within the last five years in geosciences or a related field. Fellowships are initially limited to a term of two years and will start in fall or winter 2008. After a successful evaluation a prolongation by one year is possible. Salary and benefits are linked to the German employee scale 13 TVL. International candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
Applications should include a CV, a list of publications, a research proposal describing research interests, contact information for 3 referees and completed application form (available from www.marum.de/Jobs.html).
MARUM Fellows are expected to develop their own research program within the scientific framework provided by MARUM; proposals targeting research between boundaries of individual research groups at MARUM are encouraged. MARUM Fellows will be integrated in a stimulating and supportive environment that provides ideal conditions for scientific growth.
As the University of Bremen intends to increase the proportion of female employees in science, women are particularly encouraged to apply.
In case of equal personal aptitudes and qualification priority will be given to disabled persons.
Applications and inquiries should be directed to Achim Kopf electronically (email@example.com) under the reference number A 66/08.