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Job advertisement Postdoctoral Researcher for 2 years at Marum-Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen, Germany

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Postdoctoral Researcher for 2 years at Marum-Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen, Germany

Position
Postdoctoral Researcher for 2 years at Marum-Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen, Germany

Employer

Marum-Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen, Germany

The university is family-friendly, diverse and sees itself as an international university. We therefore welcome all applicants regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion/belief, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity.

As the University of Bremen intends to increase the proportion of female employees in science, women are particularly encouraged to apply. Disabled applicants will be given priority if their professional and personal qualifications are essentially the same.

Homepage: https://www.marum.de/en/about-us/Low-Latitude-Climate-Variability.html


Location
Bremen, Germany

Sector
Academic

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

Type
Full time

Level
Experienced

Salary
Salary group 13 TV-L / full-time position

Required education
PhD

Application deadline
21 March 2023

Posted
24 January 2023

Job description

Background

Presently, coastal regions offshore west Sumatra are critical for the development of largescale climate anomalies across the Indian Ocean. Changes in local sea surface and thermocline temperatures area capable of affecting atmospheric convection and rainfall not only in the Indian Ocean realm but also across the globe. However, the role of sea-level in shaping the climate of this region is disputed, both in simulations and in reconstructions. Available records from the eastern Indian Ocean are not suitable to convincingly reconstruct the spatiotemporal patterns of ocean-atmosphere conditions and their relationship to sea-level changes. This endeavor aims to detect whether and how changes in sea-level triggered basin-wide anomalies in circulation and rainfall.

Tasks

Reconstructing the evolution of mean annual sea surface and thermocline temperatures together with rainfall isotopes offshore west Sumatra since the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM). To this end, deuterium isotopes in plant waxes will be measured along with shell Mg/Ca of a surface- and a thermocline-dwelling planktic foraminifera species. In addition, Individual Foraminifera Analysis will be used to assess the range, or stability, of sea surface and thermocline temperatures during five different sea-level stands since the LGM.


How to apply

Requirements

a PhD in geosciences, chemistry, marine sciences, climate sciences or related fields
experience with inorganic and/or organic geochemistry laboratory
strong analytical chemistry skills
strong English language skills

Applications with the usual information, i.e. cover letter stating interest and motivation, CV, copies of degree certificates, and two letters of reference, should be submitted (mentioning the reference number A9/23) until March 21st, 2023 as a single PDF file to PD Dr Mahyar Mohtadi (mmohtadi@marum.de)