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"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.


PhD position (m/f/d)

Date 05.06.2019
Institute Climate Service Center
Location Hamburg

Since 2016 scientists from the University of Hamburg and the Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht have been cooperating in the newly founded Helmholtz Institute Climate Service for Science (HICSS). The HICSS should bundle the joint competencies of GERICS and the University of Hamburg in natural, social and economic sciences for the research field "Climate Service Science".

The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), a scientific organizational entity of Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, invites applications for a PhD position (m/f/d), starting as soon as possible. The position is limited to three years.

The project “Future climate and land-use change impacts on groundwater recharge rates and water quality for water resources” (Akronym: Future-H2O) focuses on question related to future groundwater recharge rates, the impact of non-climatic and climatic drivers on the water chemistry, the identification of sensitive parameters to monitor changing conditions, and the transfer of the gained scientific knowledge into practice. The place of employment is Hamburg, Germany
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Postdoctoral Investigator (m/f/d) In the area of Submesoscale Dynamics and Ocean Color

Date 04.06.2019
Institute Institute of Coastal Research
Location Geesthacht

One scientific focus of the Institute is the investigation of submesoscale dynamics. The remote sensing group at HZG uses infrared and spectral data obtained from satellites, aircrafts, a zeppelin, and drones as well as in situ water sampling enabling the study processes on scales of a few meters to kilometers and minutes to days. One aim is to gain reliable ocean color information from the diverse platforms in optically complex waters and link submesoscale physical processes with phytoplankton biomass dynamics (www.clockwork-ocean.com).

We invite applications for a postdoctoral investigator position (m/f/d) in the research group Remote Sensing at the Institute of Coastal Research with preferred starting date on September 1st, 2019. The position is limited to three years. The place of employment is Geesthacht, Germany.
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2 Postdoc positions (m/f/d)

Date 03.06.2019
Institute Climate Service Center
Location Hamburg

The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) (www.gerics.de) at HZG and the University of Hamburg (https://www.uni-hamburg.de) have been cooperating since June 2016 in the newly founded Helmholtz-Institute for Climate Service Science (HICSS). HICSS aims at combining the joint competences of GERICS and the University of Hamburg in the natural, social and economic sciences for the research area of “Climate Service Science”.

HICSS offers job openings for two Postdoc positions (m/f/d) for the project “Institutional and socio-cultural preconditions for the effective co-development of localized actionable climate services - a comparison of Hamburg and São Paulo (iSPECS)” as soon as possible. The positions are limited to 20 month.
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PhD position (m/f/d)

Date 03.06.2019
Institute Climate Service Center
Location Hamburg

Since 2016 scientists from the University of Hamburg and the Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht have been cooperating in the newly founded Helmholtz Institute Climate Service for Science (HICSS). The HICSS should bundle the joint competencies of GERICS and the University of Hamburg in natural, social and economic sciences for the research field "Climate Service Science".

HICSS offers job openings for a PhD position (m/f/d) for the project ‘Modelling urban dynamics affected by climate change for coastal spatial planning and management’, starting 01.09.2019 (or later) limited for three years.

In the project ‘Modelling urban dynamics affected by climate change for coastal spatial planning and management’ both urban dynamic trends and climate change effects should be considered in coastal vulnerability assessments, as well as urban and coastal spatial planning and management which can be efficiently supported by coastal climate services. The complexity of the problem calls for the development of novel interdisciplinary modelling and simulation tools that support the elaboration of coastal protection, flood mitigation and urban relocation strategies. The place of employment is Hamburg, Germany
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Wissenschaftler (m/w/d)

Date 03.06.2019
Institute Climate Service Center
Location Hamburg

Das Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) ist eine wissenschaftliche Organisationseinheit des Helmholtz-Zentrum Geestacht mit Sitz in Hamburg. Hierfür wir suchen zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt einen wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter (m/w/d) für das Projekt „Normativity, Objectivity and Quality Assurance of Transdisciplinary Processes“, das im Rahmen des Helmholtz-Institute for Climate Service Science (HICSS) gefördert wird. Die Stelle ist in Teilzeit (26 Stunden/Woche) und zunächst auf 34 Monate befristet zu besetzen. more