28 noviembre 2012

Postdoctoral en análisis de sistemas de sedimentación marina

The DFG Research Center MARUM at the University of Bremen, Germany, will be filling a Post-Doc position in the area of Marine Sedimentation Systems Analysis.

We are searching for an enthusiastic and dynamic researcher who develops a research program in the framework of the MARUM Research Area Sediment Dynamics (SD) in the Project SD2 “Climatic control on large-scale sediment structures”.

The evolution of confined sediment depocenters in continental shelf systems (e.g., mud belts, sediment waves, shallow-water contourites, shelf-edge wedges) and erosional features (e.g., areas of sole marks, furrows) records hydrodynamic conditions and other external parameters and their changes, which are usually linked to climatic variability, sensitively. By lateral translocation of these depocenters through time as a response to changing environmental control (sea level, oceanography, sediment supply, current-topography interactions, relocation of transport pathways, anthropogenic activity), the sedimentary shelf-slope system is reorganized in entity.

The candidate is expected to assess the development of these structures and the associated significant driving forces by high-resolution ground-truthing (seismo-acoustic imaging, sediment coring) in combination with numerical modeling. Ideally, depocenter geometries and masses are integrated into a shelf-wide, numerical sediment-distribution model that considers lateral displacement.

 Completed doctoral degree, preferentially in Physical Oceanography, Marine Sciences, Marine Geosciences, Civil/Hydrologic/Coastal Engineering, or closely related fields.
 Experience with practical marine fieldwork (hydro-acoustics, in-situ monitoring, seabed samples) and/or numerical modelling of sediment-transport processes.
 Advanced skills in scientific computing and modeling.
 Good English language skills, an enthusiastic access to scientific work and enjoy participating in an international and interdisciplinary team.
 The candidate should develop their own research strategy as a complement to the existing and activities in the research group Marine Sedimentation Systems.

The position is limited to a term of up to 2 years (with the possibility of extension for an additional year) and funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG). Salary and benefits are commensurate with the federal German employee scale TV-L 13. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with other members of the MARUM research institute.

Applications should include a CV, a list of publications, a statement describing own research aims and interests, the applicant’s scientific and technical background as they relate to the position, and contact information for three referees.

As the University of Bremen intends to increase the proportion of female employees in science, women are particularly encouraged to apply. In case of equal personal aptitudes and qualification priority will be given to disabled persons.

The call is open until the position is filled, with a possible earliest starting date of 1 November 2012. Applications should be directed electronically with the reference MARUM SD2 to Dr. Till Hanebuth (thanebuth@uni-bremen.de) or by mail to:

MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences PD Dr. Till Hanebuth
University of Bremen
Post Box 330 440
28334 Bremen, Germany