Area of research:
Scientific / postdoctoral posts
The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is the national centre for geosphere research. As a member of the Helmholtz Association we are part of the largest German scientific organization. With around 1,300 employees (including our guests) we develop a sound understanding of the systems and processes of the solid Earth as well as strategies and options for action to face global change and its regional impacts, to understand natural hazards and reduce associated risks, and to assess the influence of humans on the Earth’s system. As a partner in Geo.X, the GFZ has access to an excellent network of other geoscience institutions in Potsdam and Berlin. This largest regional concentration of geoscientific competence in Europe offers first-class cooperation and development opportunities.For section 4.7 "Earth Surface Process Modelling" (department 4 “Geosystems”), we are looking for a:
Reference Number 4227
We are seeking a postdoctoral research scientist to develop numerical models of debris flow initiation and integrate them into a landscape evolution model. The postdoctoral research scientist will focus on parameterizing and validating models of different debris flow initiation mechanisms (e.g., firehose effect and bank failure). They will then work with a collaborative team to incorporate these initiation processes into models of debris-flow erosion and deposition. Depending on the candidate’s background and interests, the project could also involve applying the model to different study sites and examining the influence of climate and tectonics on the frequency and magnitude of debris-flow activity. Previous debris flow or sediment transport-focused research experience would be an asset but is not strictly required, and we encourage potential candidates with differing backgrounds to apply. The successful candidate should have the vision and ability to participate in collaborative and interdisciplinary research activities and discussions within our research group and with local and international collaborators. Researchers in the Earth Surface Process Modelling section work on a broad range of themes and come from widely different backgrounds. We are committed to a collaborative environment to ensure that members can rely on each other’s support. We value the development of meaningful skills and experience for the personal careers of our members. We believe that a diverse team is a stronger team, and we encourage applications from candidates of all gender, race, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, and national or ethnic identities.
develop and calibrate numerical models for different debris flow initiation mechanisms
广东11选五 incorporate these models into a landscape evolution model
collaborate closely with internal and external partners
engage in scientific discussion and career development activities with other members of the section and collaborating sections at the GFZ
广东11选五 present, publish and communicate research results at scientific meetings and in scholarly journals
Master’s degree and PhD in Earth Science, Mathematics, Physics or a related field
demonstrated advanced knowledge in the development of numerical models
demonstrated excellence in publication
demonstrated capacity for international teamwork and excellent communication skills
proficiency in spoken and written English
Start date: 1st July 2020
Fixed-term: 2 years
Salary: This position has been assessed as being salary group 13 according to “TVöD Bund (Tarifgebiet Ost)”. The salary group will be determined by the conditions of the collective wage agreement and the appropriate personal qualifications.
Working hours: full-time (currently 39 h/week); The position is, in principle, suitable for part-time employment.
Place of work: Potsdam
What we offer:
广东11选五 ambitious and varied tasks in a dynamic and international research environment
public service benefits
广东11选五 extensive training opportunities
professional career advice offered by our in-house Career-Centre
flexible working hours and conditions
support with finding a good work-life balance offered by benefit@work
institute day-care centre on site
working at the Albert Einstein science park on the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam
good public transport connections by being in walking distance of Potsdam main station
Did we pique your interest?
If so, we are looking forward to receiving your application by the 7th May 2020. Please use our online application form only. Equal opportunity is an inherent part of our personnel policy. Therefore, we explicitly welcome applications from qualified women. Severely disabled candidates with equal qualifications will be given preference according to the SGB IX.Your personal data will be treated in line with Art. 6 (1b) and Art. 88 GDPR in conjunction with § 26 BbgDSG during the selection process. After the selection process has been concluded, your application documents will be deleted, in line with data protection regulation. In case of any further queries relating to the role’s responsibilities, please contact Senior Scientist Dr. Hui Tang on +49 (0) 331 288-27522. If you have any general questions about the application process, please contact Ms Buge on +49 (0) 331 288-28787.