Position should start on July 1st, 2023 or soon thereafter, for a 3.5-year period.

Job Description

The position is part of the EU-HORIZON project “Strategies for the evaluation and assessment of ocean based carbon dioxide removal” (SEAO2-CDR). The FOCI (Flexible Ocean and Climate Infrastructure) model run at GEOMAR will be employed to simulate and evaluate various deployment scenarios of different marine Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) methods with respect to carbon removal. Observing system simulation experiments will be carried out to inform the development of observing strategies in related work packages of the project. Analysis of the model simulations and refinement of simulated deployment and measurement strategies will inform the development of appropriate measurement and accounting methodologies for different marine CDR methods.

The successful candidate will collaborate with other members of the Marine Biogeochemical Modelling research unit and, whenever applicable, other scientists at GEOMAR, Kiel University, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and other partners of the SEAO2-CDR project. The research unit offers a vibrant research environment with scientists working on a wide range of research questions, including the understanding of global change impacts, the assessment of mitigation approaches, dynamics of deoxygenation, the interface of ecology and biogeochemistry, and applications of data assimilation, machine-learning and uncertainty-analysis methods.


We are looking for a creative and committed scientist with a MSc degree in a natural sciences subject, a strong interest in the global carbon cycle and marine biogeochemistry, and demonstrated experience with biogeochemical ocean or Earth system modelling. Experience in working as part of an interdisciplinary and diverse team would be helpful. The working language is English.

Our offer

At a workplace, directly on the Kiel Fjord with many leisure and recreational opportunities, we offer you:

- Good conditions for work-life balance: We offer, among other things, the possibility of mobile working and individual working time arrangements, vacation courses for the children of our employees, and good support in finding a place in a daycare center at the Kiel site
- Support services for professional and personal life situations
- An exciting work environment with the opportunity to provide important impetus for the development of sustainable solutions
- Exciting topics in an international environment
- Work in the field of marine and climate research, a forward-looking area with social significance
- 30 vacation days + additional time off at Christmas and New Year's Eve
- Company pension plan and capital-forming benefits

The position is limited to 3.5 years.

The salary depends on qualification and could be up to the class 13 TVöD-Bund of the German tariff for public employees. This is a full-time position and there is the possibility to split it.

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel seeks to increase the proportion of female scientists and explicitly encourages qualified female academics to apply.

GEOMAR is an equal opportunity employer and encourages scientists with disabilities to apply. Qualified disabled applicants will receive preference in the application process.

Please send your application for this post with a CV and names of three potential references not later than May 12th, 2023. Link and detailed info here:


As soon as the selection procedure has finished, all your application data will be removed according to data protection regulation.

For further information regarding the position and research unit please contact Prof. Dr. Andreas Oschlies (aoschlies@geomar.de).

However, we will answer all your questions if you send us an e-mail to bewerbung(at)geomar.de. In doing so, please refer to the keyword “SEAO2-CDR”.

GEOMAR is a member of the Helmholtz Association and the German Marine Research Consortium (KDM). For further information please visit www.geomar.de or www.helmholtz.de.

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