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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.


Persönlicher Referent (m/w/d) der Institutsleitung

Date 13.05.2019
Institute Climate Service Center
Location Hamburg

Das Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) ist eine wissenschaftliche Organisationseinheit des Helmholtz-Zentrums Geestacht mit Sitz in Hamburg. Hierfür suchen wir zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt einen persönlichen Referenten (m/w/d) für die Institutsleitung zur inhaltlichen Unterstützung. Die Stelle ist in Vollzeit zu besetzen und zunächst auf zwei Jahre befristet.

Der Arbeitsort ist Hamburg.
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Postdoctoral Investigator (m/f/d) in the area of Marine Biogeochemistry

Date 09.05.2019
Institute Institute of Coastal Research
Location Geesthacht

The Institute of Coastal Research investigates the physical and biogeochemical dynamics of the coastal ocean and the impact of anthropogenic influences on the natural state.

One scientific focus of the Institute of Coastal Research is the investigation of biogeochemical cycles in the coastal ocean. The Institute uses and develops the coastal observing system COSYNA, one of the densest in-situ measurement systems in the world. The remote sensing department develops algorithms to investigate ocean colour products for coastal regions. Within this framework, the study of carbon cycle dynamics in the coastal regions of the North Sea and beyond is a key research topic. This research is conducted using direct observations, proxies and numerical models to constrain carbon budgets terms and their variability.

We invite applications for a three-year postdoctoral investigator position (m/f/d) in the research group New Technologies at the Institute of Coastal Research with preferred starting date on August 1, 2019. more


PhD student (m/f/d)

Date 29.04.2019
Institute Institute of Coastal Research
Location Geesthacht

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute of Coastal Research invites applications for a PhD student (m/f/d) for the project Cliccs-A6:” Earth system variability and predictability in a changing climate”. The position is for the duration of 36 months.
The place of employment is Geesthacht (Germany).

CliCCS aims to understand climate changes, taking into account internal variability, extreme events, and unexpected side effects, addressing the natural and social spheres as well as their interactions. CliCCS’ overarching research question is: Which climate futures are possible and which are plausible?
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Staatlich geprüfter Techniker (m/w/d) Elektrotechnik (Automatisierungstechnik)

Date 09.04.2019
Administration Administration
Location Geesthacht

Für die Zentralabteilung Forschungsreaktor am Standort Geesthacht suchen wir für den Abbau der kerntechnischen Einrichtungen zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt - unbefristet - einen qualifizierten Kollegen (m/w/d), der bereits über einschlägige Berufserfahrung auf diesem Gebiet verfügt.

Der Arbeitsort ist Geesthacht. more


PhD student position (m/f/d)

Date 08.04.2019
Administration Climate Service Center
Location Hamburg

The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), a scientific organizational entity of Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, invites applications for a PhD position (m/f), starting June 1st, 2019, in coupled regional climate and land use / land management modelling. The project is a cooperation with the Institute of Geography at University Hamburg (Group of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Böhner), in the frame of the Helmholtz-Institute for Climate Service Science (HICSS).

Since 2016 scientists from the University of Hamburg and the Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht have been cooperating in the newly founded Helmholtz Institute for Climate Service 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 position is limited to 3 years. The place of employment is Hamburg.
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