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Current Employment Opportunites

"career and family audit" - The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht has been certified since 2008.

"career and family audit" - The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht has been certified since 2008.

Our “science creates benefits” motto combines the scientific expertise at our research centre with the knowledge utilised in developing concrete applications for present and future use. Qualified and motivated employees ensure our success!

We are also an apprenticeship establishment for commercial and technical professions. The quality of training is very important to us here. We are proud to have been awarded various recognitions, including from the Lübeck Chamber of Commerce for outstanding service in professional development.

In addition to standard employment, we offer positions to doctoral candidates and other students enrolled in higher education. We also offer internships to students at the university level as well as to those still in secondary school so that they can become acquainted with our work and with our research centre.

Apply now and become a member of the Helmholtz community. Whether you’re interested in research, technology or administration, we offer interesting positions in a range of fields. Please refer to the specific position offered for further information and requirements.


Scientist (m/f)

Date 24.03.2017
Institute Institute of Coastal Research
Location Geesthacht

The Institute of Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht hosts a number of highly motivated and experienced researchers in the field of numerical modeling of regional atmosphere, ocean dynamics, surface waves, sediment transport, biogeochemistry, data assimilation and remote sensing. Together with seven other Helmholtz Institutes, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht takes part in the Advanced Earth System Modelling Capacity (ESM) project, a major coordinated effort towards a modular Earth System modeling, data assimilation and analysis of the extreme marine and coastal events and their future development and impacts. For these activities the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is looking for a highly motivated Scientist (m/f) with knowledge and experience in modelling and data analyses. The position is limited to 3 years.
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Scientist (m/f)

Date 24.03.2017
Institute Institute of Coastal Research
Location Geesthacht

The Institute of Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht hosts a number of highly motivated and experienced researchers in the field of numerical modeling of regional and coastal circulation, surface waves, sediment transport, biogeochemistry, data assimilation and remote sensing. Together with seven other Helmholtz Institutes, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht takes part in the Advanced Earth System Modelling Capacity (ESM) project, a major coordinated effort towards a modular Earth System modeling, data assimilation and analysis of the extreme marine and coastal events and their future development and impacts. For these activities Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is looking for a highly motivated Scientist (m/f) in Earth System Modeling and Extremes with knowledge and experience in modelling and data analyses. The position is limited to 3 years.

The place of employment is Geesthacht. more


Senior Scientist (m/f)

Date 24.03.2017
Institute Climate Service Center
Location Hamburg

The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), a scientific organizational entity of Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, invites applications for a Senior Scientist (m/f), as soon as possible, as part of the Helmholtz society funded activity “Advanced Earth System Modelling Capacity” (ESM). Within the first phase of ESM a flexible framework for the effective coupling of existing earth system model components will be developed and applied by conducting frontier simulations as demonstration cases.

The position is limited till 31.03.2020.
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Senior Scientist (m/f)

Date 14.03.2017
Institute Climate Service Center
Location Hamburg

The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), an independent scientific establishment within the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, invites applications for a Senior Scientist (m/f), as soon as possible, as part of the German research activity HAPPI-DE. Within HAPPI-DE the German contribution to the international HAPPI (Half a degree Additional warming, Prognosis and Projected Impacts) project will be conducted. The main aim of the project is to analyse differences in climate change risks between 1.5°C and 2°C warming compared to pre-industrial times. HAPPI-DE results will also contribute to the IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C (SR1.5).

The position is limited till 31.12.2018. The place of employment is Hamburg.
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Sekretär (m/w)

Date 14.03.2017
Institute Climate Service Center
Location Hamburg

Das Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) ist eine selbstständige Organisationseinheit des Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH mit Sitz in Hamburg. Es unterstützt Entscheidungsträger aus Politik, Administration und Wirtschaft bei wichtigen Fragestellungen zum Klimawandel und dessen Folgen in Bezug auf Anpassung.

Seit Juni 2016 kooperieren im neu gegründeten Helmholtz-Institut Climate Service Science (HICSS) Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler der Universität Hamburg und des Helmholtz-Zentrums Geesthacht. Das HICSS soll die gemeinsamen Kompetenzen von GERICS und der Universität Hamburg aus Natur-, Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften für das Forschungsgebiet „Climate Service Science“ bündeln.

Für das GERICS (50%) und das HICSS (50%) suchen wir zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt - zunächst befristet auf zwei Jahre - einen Sekretär (m/w). Der Dienstort ist Hamburg.
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