The Ocean Floor – Earth’s Uncharted Interface
MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences
Funded by the German Excellence Strategy, the new Cluster of Excellence “The Ocean Floor – Earth’s Uncharted Interface” at the University of Bremen, Germany, has the overarching goal to initiate a new chapter in ocean-floor research by quantifying exchange processes at this significant boundary layer and their roles in the Earth system. This will be achieved by: (i) deciphering processes that control the transport of biogenic particles to the ocean floor and their transformation under changing climate conditions, (ii) balancing the transfer of carbon and other elements between the ocean floor and seawater, (iii) understanding how ocean-floor ecosystems react to environmental changes, and (iv) developing scenarios for a “warmer-than-present world” from ocean-floor climate archives with the help of climate models.
Within the Cluster the University of Bremen will closely cooperate with the University of Oldenburg, Jacobs University Bremen, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, the Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen, the Senckenberg Institute by the Sea in Wilhelmshaven, and the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research in Bremen.
Applications should include letter of motivation, CV, list of publications, and names of three potential referees. Positions are available under the condition of job release.
The University of Bremen follows a diversity strategy. It strives to increase the number of women in the academy and strongly encourages applications from suitably qualified female candidates.
International applications and applications of academics with a migration background are explicitly welcome.
Disabled persons with the same professional and personal qualifications will be given preference.
Other Post-Doc positions
1 x post-doctoral Researcher for 3 years
(Salary group 13 TV-L / full-time position)
in the Cluster of Excellence
“The Ocean Floor – Earth’s Uncharted Interface”
Enabler “Molecular and Isotopic Tracers”
general area of cheminformatics and data visualization
1 x PhD position for 3 years
(Salary group 66,6% TV-L 13)
BMBF project "Lessepsian foraminiferal migration as a model for marine invasion in a warming climate"
The earliest starting date is May 1st, 2019.
Job Opportunities at Associated Institutions
- Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
- Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology
- Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
- Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum (incl. Senckenberg by the Sea)
- Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
- Jacobs University Bremen