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Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2019, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany


September 05, 2019


Opportunity Cover Image - Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2019, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam –  GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany

The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam –  GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is the national research centre for Earth sciences in Germany. With approx. 1260 employees (including visiting scientists), the GFZ is conducting interdisciplinary research on the “System Earth” and the influence of humans on the planet. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, it is part of Germany’s largest science organization.

The Earth-Atmosphere Interactions (TEAM) Group of the Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics Section offers 2 positions for Postdoctoral Researchers (m/f/x)

Your responsibilities (freely dividable between the two positions or to be tackled jointly):

  • assess temporal and spatial controls of GHG dynamics on local and regional scales
  • apply quantitative analytical methods to large datasets
  • integrate local (Eddy Covariance flux tower based) and airborne eddy covariance datasets
  • generate data-driven emission & mitigation potential maps; identify low intervention/high impact regions
  • generate and test hypotheses
  • work as part of a multi-institutional team
  • present results at scientific meetings and publish results in scientific journals

Your qualifications:

  • doctoral degree in atmospheric/environmental science, meteorology, physics, geoecology, or related field
  • in-depth knowledge of land-atmosphere interactions, EC flux and other micro-met measurements
  • excellent coding and quantitative analytical skills (incl. large data sets), preferably in Matlab, R, or Python
  • creative & critical thinking and ability to publish shown by a track record of original and innovative research
  • strong motivation and excellent oral and written communication skills
  • motivation & experience to act as multiplier (e.g. recruit & supervise students, apply for follow-up projects)
  • ability to work both independently and in an integrated team environment
  • collaboration with researchers at both national and international institutes
  • fluency in English (written and spoken), German is beneficial but not required

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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Publish Date
August 19, 2019


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