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2 x 1,0 Postdoc

ERC Consolidator Grant Positions

As part of the European Research Council funded Consolidator Grant “EARTHSEQUENCING”, the Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, MARUM, is searching for 2 motivated researchers to extend our team: 1 Postdoc position in the field of Paleogene Palaeoceanography, time series analysis and reconstruction of astronomical parameters (A), and 1 Postdoc position in the area of signal pattern matching, time series analysis and scientific workflow modelling (B), starting from October 2017 or as soon as possible, and ending on 31.3.2019. We are searching for enthusiastic and dynamic researchers. The Project “EARTHSEQUENCING” will be carried out in the research group “Palaeoceanography” of Prof. Heiko Pälike at the University of Bremen. One major challenge to be addressed by EARTHSEQUENCING is to overcome fundamental obstacles to generate a first high-resolution and continuous fully integrated record of geological events, ages and durations (a ‘sequence of Earth history’) for the past 66 million years, anchored to the present, to extract properties of Earth’s and solar system orbital motion, and then to apply this time scale to solve first order questions about Earth’s climate system and Earth System sensitivity.

The postdoc position (A) is tasked with extracting astronomical and geophysical parameters from geological time series by producing stable isotope and other proxy based Cenozoic climatic and sedimentological time series. The postdoc (B) is in charge of extending a scientific workflow modelling system and developing scientific time series analysis/pattern matching algorithms, and preparing scientific publications as part of the project team.

We are searching highly motivated and skilled candidates with the following requirements:

  • A completed doctoral degree, preferentially in Earth Sciences, Astronomy, Comput-er Science, as appropriate for the relevant positions advertised
  • Experience in geochemical and/or micropalaeontological laboratory methods (PostDoc Position A)
  • A very strong quantitative background, including time series analysis methods (PostDoc Position A, B)
  • Applicants should have excellent English language skills and enjoy working in an international and interdisciplinary team.
  • A track record and future expectation of publishing in international peer reviewed journals

Please address enquiries to Heiko Pälike (

The positions are available under the condition of job release and are limited to the pro-ject duration (31 March 2019), funded by the European Research Council (ERC). Salary and benefits are commensurate with the federal German employee scale TV-L 13. Applications should include a CV, a list of publications, a statement describing research interests, the applicant’s research and technical background as they relate to the position, and contact information for three referees.

More information on research and technology at the MARUM is available at

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 University of Bremen expressly invites persons with migration background to apply.

For informal enquiries please contact Prof. Heiko Pälike, Tel. +49 421 218 65980 or

Initial deadline for the application is 22th September, 2017. Positions will remain open until filled.

pplications should be directed electronically with the reference numbers (A) A218/17 and (B) A219/17 to Heiko Pälike ( or by mail to

Prof. Heiko Pälike
Leobener Straße 1
D-28359 Bremen, Germany


Erstellt am 01.09.17 von Rebekka Rosner