Job advertisement PhD position, Leibniz Institute For Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW), sedimentology, geochemistry, paleoclimatology

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PhD position, Leibniz Institute For Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW), sedimentology, geochemistry, paleoclimatology

PhD position, Leibniz Institute For Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW), sedimentology, geochemistry, paleoclimatology


Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW)

The IOW is an independent institute of the Leibniz Association, engaged in system
analysis of coastal and marginal seas, with special focus on the Baltic Sea. The
scientists of the four departments (Physical Oceanography, Marine Chemistry,
Biological Oceanography and Marine Geology) cooperate within the framework of
a joint research program.
The IOW promotes equal opportunities and has been awarded the Total Equality
Certificate since 2013. Applications of female candidates are expressly
encouraged and will be treated preferably in case of equal qualifications and
suitability. Our family office, equipped with computer workstation and toys,
offers parents the opportunity to take children to the IOW for shorter time
The Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research offers a varied work in the
immediate vicinity of the Baltic Sea. Interdisciplinary research topics on the
Baltic Sea ecosystem, broad in-house expertise in physical, chemical and
biological oceanography, and marine geology, state-of-the-art-laboratory
equipment and infrastructure together with modern facilities provide an
excellent framework for best research conditions.


Rostock, Germany


Relevant division
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)

Part time

Student / Graduate / Internship

TL-L EG 13

Required education

Application deadline
26 January 2020

27 November 2019

Job description

Solar influences on Holocene climate are substantial and modified by varying
climate boundary conditions. However, a complete understanding of possible
Sun-climate linkages also requires investigations within glacial climate periods.
The cosmogenic radionuclide 10Be is a proxy of both solar activity and
paleointensity. Ice cores provide well-resolved records of 10Be, but do not carry a
paleomagnetic signal. Sediment records provide independent records of both
10Be and paleointensity, but currently lack the temporal resolution for solar
activity reconstruction. A pilot 10Be time-series from Black Sea sediments
provided a record of multi-decadal 10Be production changes, complemented by a
detailed record of geomagnetic field strength.

Job description: In the frame of the PhD work, high-resolution 10Be and
paleointensity records are to be established from Black Sea sediments during
three climatologically unique periods during the last and penultimate glacial.
Based on the resulting solar activity time-series possible spatial and temporal
expressions of solar influences on climate will be systematically assessed.

Qualification: The successful candidate should hold a very good or good MSc in
geology or geography. Expertise in sedimentology, geochemistry and
paleoclimatology is of strong advantage. We expect excellent English language
skills and the willingness to publish in international peer-review journals.
Furthermore, team-work skills and active collaboration within the fields of
chemistry, physics and meteorology are expected. The candidate should be
willing to participate in ship cruises and field work as well as research stays

How to apply

Applicants are asked to send their complete applications (CV, copies of
certificates, references) quoting the Code: Geo 2/2019
until 12.01.2020 to:
Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde
Dept. Human Resources, Seestraße 15, D-18119 Rostock, Germany

For further information please contact:
Dr. Markus Czymzik (