Postdoc: “Geochemistry of marine Carbon Capture and Storage”, GEOMAR, Germany

Deadline: 31 August 2017!

Job description

STEMM-CCS ( is a multi-disciplinary EU-funded project concerned with Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS). CCS has been identified as an important mitigation strategy to reduce anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and thereby combat the rising levels of atmospheric CO2 responsible for global climate change and ocean acidification.

The task of the advertised position is to assist in the development of monitoring strategies of CO2 seepage from seafloor using benthic lander measurements in combination with water column observations (e.g. geochemistry, current regimes). Results will be used to help define baseline scenarios for best practice methodologies and tools for baseline environmental monitoring relevant to offshore CCS. Spatial and temporal variability at all relevant scales with respect to physical, chemical and biological parameters will be determined.


The applicant requires a MSc degree and a PhD degree preferably in marine biogeochemistry. Ideally, the applicant should be experienced in the marine carbonate system dynamics and dissolved gases, hydrodynamics and its effects on solute distributions. Knowledge of Matlab or Mathematica or similar programming language is desirable. Excellent written and oral communications skills in English are essential. We expect the candidate participate in research expeditions at sea.

The position is available for a funding period until February 29th 2020 (end of project).

The salary depends on qualification and could be up to the class E13 TVöD-Bund of the German tariff for public employees.

This is a full-time position. The position cannot be split, flexible planning of working hours is possible.

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 (cover letter, CV, copies of references, statement of research interests, publication list) for this position not later than August 31st 2017 in a single pdf-file using the keyword “STEMM CCS” to the following address: bewerbung(at) or  GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Personalabteilung, Bewerbungsmanagement / „STEMM CCS“, Wischhofstr. 1 – 3, D-24148 Kiel,

Please mention the keyword on the envelope and on the application or in the subject line. As soon as the selection procedure has finished, all application papers will be destroyed according to data protection regulation. For further information regarding the position and research unit, please contact Dr. Stefan Sommer (ssommer(at) or Dr. Andrew Dale (adale(at)

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