PostDoc in Physical Oceanography

University of Bremen

Short term – 5 years

Bremen, Germany

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The MARUM – Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences – at the University of Bremen offers a postdoc in physical oceanography and its implications in climate change.

Host organisation

The University of Bremen was founded as part of the European university network YUFE-Young Universities for the Future of Europe, it is developing a new model of European higher education together with nine other universities.

Issues of current and future societies are addressed in five leading interdisciplinary areas focusing on oceans and global climate, the future of industrial production, social conflicts in modern welfare states, the interfaces between digital technology and humans, the logistics of global supply chains, and equity in healthcare. Marine science has a particularly strong focus, with its centre of excellence being continuously funded since 2006.

Position description

This post doc is part of EPOC (Explaining and Predicting the Ocean Conveyor), a Horizon Europe collaborative project which aims to create a new conceptual framework for the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), in order to understand how it works and its impact on weather and climate.

The AMOC is an integral part of the Earth’s climate system, and models show a break in its meridional coherence in the transition zone between the subpolar and subtropical North Atlantic. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • measuring the processes that actively establish or disrupt coherence in the transition zone, a targeted field experiment will be conducted.
  • and analysing this data, which will then be combined with high-resolution model simulations.

Profile and skills

  • PhD in physical oceanography, atmospheric sciences or a related discipline
  • Scientific computer programming skills (e.g. Python, Matlab, Fortran, or similar)
  • An adequate record of academic publications
  • Willingness and ability to participate in work at sea
  • Fluent English: B2 level
  • Capacity of analysis and synthesis

Professional skills

  • Adaptability
  • Teamwork
  • Autonomy
  • Good communication (written and oral)
  • Writing skills
  • Passion and enthusiasm

Contract type

Short term and full time for 60 months
Starting: August 1, 2022
Termination: July 31, 2027


University of Bremen, Germany

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