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Aktuelle Stellenangebote am GERICS

Postdoc (m/w/d)

GERICS sucht zum 01.05.2019 einen wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter (m/w/d) im von der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft gefördertem Transferprojekt "Innovative simulationsgestützte Produkte für eine wetter- und klimaresiliente Landwirtschaft - ADAPTER". Die Stelle ist zunächst auf 2,5 Jahre befristet.

ADAPTER ist ein gemeinsames Forschungsprojekt des Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht und des Forschungszentrums Jülich. Es soll in intensivem Dialog mit Schlüsselpartnern und Praxisakteuren aus der Landwirtschaft innovative, simulationsgestützte Produkte für eine optimale Anpassung liefern: an sowohl kurzfristige Wettervariabilität und Wetterextreme sowie an langfristigen regionalen Klimawandel. Das übergeordnete Ziel von ADAPTER ist es, eine breitere Informationsbasis für die Landwirtschaft zu schaffen. Damit sollen bessere informierte Entscheidungen hin zu einer nachhaltigeren, wetter- und klimaresilienteren Landwirtschaft ermöglicht werden.

Ihre Aufgaben:

  • Entwicklung passgenauer Produkte und Informationen zu regionalen Klimaänderungen im Dialog mit Schlüsselpartnern aus der Landwirtschaft zur Unterstützung der Anpassung an Klimaänderungen in Schleswig-Holstein und Nordrhein-Westfalen
  • Analyse räumlicher und zeitlicher Muster beobachteter und simulierter Klimaänderungen und Identifikation robuster Klimaänderungsinformationen
  • Entwicklung und Berechnung von für die Landwirtschaft relevanten Klimaänderungsindikatoren basierend auf regionalen Klimamodell-Ensemblesimulationen
  • Untersuchung der Häufigkeit, Intensität sowie der räumlichen und zeitlichen Ausprägung von hydro-meteorologischen Extremen unter sich ändernden Klimabedingungen
  • Entwicklung von innovativen Formaten zur Bereitstellung von handlungsrelevantem Wissen im Bereich Klimawandel und Anpassung in der Landwirtschaft
  • Entwicklung von Modulen einer digitalen Produktplattform zur Bereitstellung und Verbreitung der nutzerspezifischen Klimainformationen in Abstimmung mit den Praxispartnern
  • schrittweiser Aufbau eines Praxisnetzwerks Landwirtschaft zum nachhaltigen Dialog mit Akteuren der Landwirtschaft
  • Erstellung wissenschaftlicher Publikationen von Projektergebnissen in Peer-Review Journals

Ihr Profil:

  • Master/Diplom in Meteorologie, Physik, Geoinformatik oder verwandten Disziplinen der Natur- und Erdwissenschaften
  • abgeschlossene Promotion in Naturwissenschaften
  • exzellente Fähigkeiten zur zielgruppenspezifischen Kommunikation sind Voraussetzung, und Erfahrungen im Dialog mit Praxispartnern und im Speziellen mit Akteuren der Landwirtschaft von Vorteil
  • langjährige Erfahrungen in der Analyse von Klimasimulationsdaten und bei der Interpretation von Ergebnissen umfangreicher Klimamodellensemble sind Voraussetzung
  • umfangreiche Erfahrungen bei der statistischen Analyse von projizierten Klimaänderungen und Extremen sind Voraussetzung
  • umfangreiche Kenntnisse in der regionalen Klimamodellierung sowie der Klimafolgenbewertung und Entwicklung von Anpassungsstrategien im Bereich Landwirtschaft
  • Erfahrung bei der Entwicklung und Bereitstellung zielgruppenspezifischer Produkte sowie innovativer digitaler Formate sind von Vorteil
  • umfangreiche Kenntnisse in der Programmierung in vorzugsweise Python und R, und im Arbeiten unter Linux Betriebssystemen
  • Erfahrungen bei der Veröffentlichung von Peer-Review Artikeln in angesehen Fachjournalen
  • Bereitschaft zur Arbeit in einem interdisziplinärem Team und zur Zusammenarbeit mit Praxispartnern aus der Landwirtschaft

Für weitere Auskünfte wenden Sie sich bitte an

Dr. Diana Rechid E-Mail Kontakt

Wir bieten Ihnen:

  • ein internationales Umfeld mit etwa 950 Kolleginnen und Kollegen aus mehr als 50 Nationen
  • ein umfangreiches Fortbildungsangebot (u. a. Fach-, Englisch- oder Führungsseminare)
  • flexible Arbeitszeiten und vielfältige Angebote zur Vereinbarkeit von Familie und Beruf
  • eine hervorragende Infrastruktur inkl. wissenschaftlicher Bibliothek und moderner Arbeitsplatzausstattung
  • Vergütung in Anlehnung an den TV-AVH inkl. Sozialleistungen

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Postdoc Position (m/f/d)

GERICS invites applications for a Post Doctoral (m/f/d), starting as soon as possible, in the project CoastalCS@GERICS. This project is funded under the HZG I2B call. The position is limited to 36 month.

Coasts and oceans are important element of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the SDGs and many other societal goals. Sustaining system functioning and ecosystem services of rapidly urbanising coasts is a critical challenge in a warming world. The impacts of climate change are permanently affecting our relationship with the ocean at the coastal margin. Contemporary preference for adaptive management of the coast, and the use of area-based management tools such as ICZM, MSP and MPAs, still does not recognise and incorporate the impact of climate change. Climate services are one mechanism to advance creative and innovative transformation of ocean-climate data into decision-making. The overall objective of CoastalCS@GERICS is to define and develop the use of climate services in coastal urban settings including coastal cities. It will do this through the establishment and maturation of the foundation for coastal climate services through the analysis of coastal systems and its component parts, understanding the behaviour and changes of complex coastal system and generating spatially explicit, actionable information to develop coastal and ocean management, governance and adaptation strategies.

The position will focus on developing the conceptual and factual basis for coastal climate services including definitions, pathways, networks, guidelines, awareness, policies. It aims to establish the scientific basis for providing climate data and information relevant to the needs of coastal and ocean managers, decision- and policy-makers. The development of prototypical coastal climate services and toolbox approaches will be an important outcome.

The candidate must have a PhD preferably in Environmental Sciences, Geography, Ecological Economics or similar background. Experience with and participation in interdisciplinary and/transdisciplinary coastal projects, as well as experience with and knowledge of coastal systems (human and/or natural) is a requirement. The use of one or more than one of the following: participatory processes, stakeholder engagement, system dynamic modelling, modelling of ocean and coastal processes, ocean-climate modelling, geoinformatics and spatial modelling will provide a significant advantage to the candidate. The candidate will have at least five (5) years of experience in management of projects, have record of scientific publications in the intersection of science and use of science. The candidate should be highly motivated, pro-active, self-reliant, assertive, with an excellent time-management. Proficient in English and at least one other international language (German, Spanish and/or French would be of advantage) is a requirement. Since we are a German institution we support you to learn German.

For any inquiries regarding the position, please contact

Dr. Louis Celliers E-Mail Kontakt

We offer:

  • multinational work environment with over 950 colleagues from more than 50 nations
  • extensive options of vocational training (i. a. expert seminars, language courses or leadership seminars)
  • flexible working hours and various models to ensure the compatibility of family and career
  • excellent infrastructure, including a scientific in-house library as well as modern work spaces
  • an appropriate salary related to the German public tariff (TV-AVH) plus the usual social benefits for the public employment sector

Interested?
Please send your application indicating job offer code-no. 2019/CS 2 including your CV, description of your scientific expertise, publication list, copies of credentials including grades, and names and addresses of three academic referees by e-mail in one file not larger than 10 MB to

Human resources E-Mail Kontakt

Closing date for application is April, 14th, 2019.


PhD student position (m/f/d)

GERICS invites applications for a PhD student (m/f/d) to support the research activities of the project CoastalCS@GERICS. This project is funded under the HZG I2B call. The position is limited to 36 month.

Coasts and oceans are important elements of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the SDGs and many other global goals. Sustainable coastal urbanisation is a critical challenge in a changing environment. The impacts of climate change are permanently affecting our relationship with the ocean at the coastal margin. Contemporary preference for adaptive management of the coast, and the use of area-based management tools such as ICZM, MSP and MPAs, still does not recognise and incorporate the impact of climate change. Climate services are one mechanism to advance creative and innovative transformation of ocean-climate data into decision-making. The overall objective of CoastalCS@GERICS is to define and develop the use of climate services in coastal urban settings including coastal cities. It will do this through the establishment and maturation of the foundation for coastal climate services. The project will analyse coastal systems and its component parts in order to understand the behaviour and changes of complex coastal system. It will generate spatially explicit, actionable information to develop coastal and ocean management, governance and adaptation strategies.

Areas of responsibilities:
The position will focus on independent, self-governed research on the integration of climate change data and information with coastal and marine management and governance systems to provide a good basis for decision making, coastal planning and development. This position will focus on research to support the development of coastal climate services.

Profile of candidate:
The candidate must be open for multi-disciplinary research, and have a Master degree in Earth Sciences, Hydrology, Economics, Civil/Environmental Engineering, or similar subject. Knowledge of coastal systems (bio-geo-physical, social and economic) and policy, statistical methods, and modelling is required. The position involves collaboration and communication in a larger research team of researchers from other disciplines involved in international research projects. The candidate should be proficient in English and at least one other international language (German, Spanish and/or French would be of advantage). Since we are a German institution we support you to learn German.

The opportunity to write a PhD Thesis is a key element of this position.

For any inquiries regarding the position, please contact

Dr. Louis Celliers E-Mail Kontakt

We offer:

  • multinational work environment with over 950 colleagues from more than 50 nations
  • extensive options of vocational training (i. a. expert seminars, language courses or leadership seminars)
  • flexible working hours and various models to ensure the compatibility of family and career
  • excellent infrastructure, including a scientific in-house library as well as modern work spaces
  • an appropriate salary related to the German public tariff (TV-AVH) plus the usual social benefits for the public employment sector

Interested?
Please send your application indicating job offer code-no. 2019/CS 3 including your CV, description of your
scientific expertise, publication list, copies of credentials including grades, and names and addresses of three academic referees by e-mail in one file not larger than 10 MB to

Human resources E-Mail Kontakt

Closing date for application is April, 14th, 2019.



PhD student position (m/f/d)

GERICS invites applications for a PhD position (m/f), starting June 1st, 2019, in coupled regional climate and land use / land management modelling. The project is a cooperation with the Institute of Geography at University Hamburg (Group of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Böhner), in the frame of the Helmholtz-Institute for Climate Service Science (HICSS).

Since 2016 scientists from the University of Hamburg and the Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht have been cooperating in the newly founded Helmholtz Institute for Climate Service Science (HICSS). The HICSS should bundle the joint competencies of GERICS and the University of Hamburg in natural, social and economic sciences for the research field "Climate Service Science".

The position is limited to 3 years. The place of employment is Hamburg.

Areas of responsibilities:

  • development of new parameterisations for representing land management practises such as irrigation and forest conversion in regional climate models
  • implementation of the new paramterisations into the regional climate model REMO-iMOVE
  • performing high resolution model simulations in European pilot regions in coordination with the WCRP CORDEX Flagship Pilot Study LUCAS
  • systematic analyses of simulated local and regional feedbacks of the different land forcings
  • evaluation of simulated variables and fine-scale processes against multi-variable observations from flux towers, satellite sensors and new airborne and spaceborn radar techniques
  • representation of GERICS and HICSS at scientific conferences and meetings, and compiling scientific and technical publications of the findings in related international peer-reviewed research journals

Profile of qualifications:

  • Diplom / Master in physics, meteorology, geography or other related disciplines in natural sciences and earth science is essential
  • experiences in regional climate modelling and parameterisations of land surface processes and land management is requiredc
  • knowledge and experiences in compiling and analysing information and data sets of land management, e.g. based on derived products from remote sensing, would be beneficial
  • - knowledge in appropriate programming languages such as Python and R, and experience with Linux/Unix computer environments is required
  • excellent written and oral communication skills in German and English
  • willingness to work in an international and interdisciplinary team

Informal enquiries can be directed to

Dr. Diana Rechid E-Mail Kontakt

or

Prof. Jürgen Böhner E-Mail Kontakt

We offer:

  • multinational work environment with over 900 colleagues from more than 50 nations
  • extensive options of vocational training (i. a. expert seminars, language courses or leadership seminars)
  • flexible working hours and various models to ensure the compatibility of family and career
  • excellent infrastructure, including a scientific in-house library as well as modern work spaces
  • remuneration according to the standards of the collective wage agreement TV-AVH including further social benefits

The promotion of equal rights is a matter of course for us. Severely disabled persons and these equals severely disabled persons who are equally suitable for the position will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements.

Interested?
Please send your application indicating job offer code-no. 2019/CS 4 including your CV, description of your scientific expertise, publication list, copies of credentials including grades, and names and addresses of three academic referees preferably by e-mail in one file not larger than 10 MB to

Human resources E-Mail Kontakt

Closing date for application is May 5zh, 2019.