The Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) at
University of Oldenburg invites applications for a
Postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d)
Research area: marine biogeochemical modelling
salary according to E13 TV-L, 100%
starting May 2022 for a period of 3 years
Application deadline: 01 March 2022
The position is suitable for part-time work
The ICBM is an interdisciplinary research institute, for fundamental and
applied marine research. The internationally renowned institute aims at
understanding the function of marine environmental systems through close
cooperation of the various scientific disciplines (chemistry, biology,
physics, mathematical modeling) of its more than 20 research groups.
The position is part of an interdisciplinary, collaborative project funded by
the Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture which focuses on the
interactions between bacteria and dissolved organic matter in the ocean.
Dissolved organic matter (DOM) forms a large organic carbon reservoir in the
ocean and plays a crucial role in energy and nutrient fluxes in marine
ecosystems, with implications for the marine carbon cycle and climate. Your
task will be to use theory and computational modelling to understand the
cycling of marine DOM and changes in its inventory in future climate scenarios
on the global scale. We offer a multidisciplinary working environment, a
collaborative working atmosphere and support initiative to develop and pursue
own ideas in the broader context of the topic.
Requirements: Qualifying outstanding academic university degree (Master
or Diploma) and a doctoral degree in the natural, mathematical or computer
sciences, preferably with a background in microbiology or biogeochemistry.
Experience in numerical, process-oriented modelling, programming skills (e.g.
Fortran, Python and/or MatLab, ) as well as fluently spoken and written
English is required. Knowledge on microbial interactions, marine ecosystems,
and ecological theory are considered advantageous, but all applicants with
very good critical thinking skills and demonstrated ability to drive projects
in a timely manner will be considered. We expect ability for and enthusiasm to
work in a multidisciplinary, international team and to communicate with
The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increasing the percentage of
female employees in the field of science. Therefore, female candidates are
strongly encouraged to apply. In accordance with Lower Saxony regulations (§
21 Section 3 NHG) female candidates with equal qualifications will be
preferentially considered. Applicants with disabilities will be given
preference in case of equal qualification.
Applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, qualifying documents
(final academic records), research statement (1 page), and the names and
contact information of up to three references should be submitted by email
in a single PDF to Susanne Wendeling (email@example.com) using
subject "Postdoc-Biogeochemical Modelling" by 01.03.2022.
Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Prof. Dr. Sinikka Lennartz
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or Prof. Dr. Thorsten Dittmar
(email@example.com) for more information about the position.