Job Opportunity: Postdoc position in Marine Biochemistry, GEOMAR, Germany | POGO

Job Opportunity: Postdoc position in Marine Biochemistry, GEOMAR, Germany

Deadline: 20th November 2018


GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is offering a Postdoc position in Marine Biochemistry within the research unit Marine Biogeochemistry of the research division Marine Geosystems (  


The position is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in the project "A biogeochemical model for Benguelan sediments" within the collaborative research project EVAR (The Benguela Upwelling System under climate change - Effects of variability in physical forcing on carbon and oxygen budgets). The aim of the project is to investigate, using numerical biogeochemical models of seafloor sediments, the impact of variable bottom water redox conditions on biogeochemical cycles and fluxes including the seabed release of greenhouse gases. This contributes to the overarching goal of the EVAR project to assess the potential of environmental change triggering feedback mechanisms causing regime shifts in the Benguela upwelling ecosystem.


The tasks of the job holder include the following activities:

  • Development of a sediment diagenetic model and numerical evaluation of field data with regard to the goals of the joint project
  • Active cooperation with the project partners at Marum (Bremen, Germany) and at the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research (IOW; Warnemünde, Germany)
  • Participation in project workshops
  • Preparation of intermediate and final project reports
  • Preparation of scientific manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed, international journals


The postition is full-time for three years. 

Subject to the allocation of funds, the contract would start on 1st of January 2019


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