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The Marine Sensor Systems group at the ICBM (Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment), Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg in Wilhelmshaven, offers a

50 % PostDoc-position in Marine Optical Remote Sensing
(E13 TV-L/50 %)

Marine Sensor Systems research group has a long record in performing hyperspectral light field measurements in different areas (e.g. North Sea, Norwegian Sea, Arctic, Pacific) and developing parameterizations of light availability, as a link towards remote sensing observations and modeling scenarios. Based on this extensive dataset we are aiming to establish an automated quality control, explore and evaluate relationships between color producing agents, in situ optical measurements, ship-based reflectance observations as well as satellite remote sensing data analysis with the ultimate goal to propose and deliver ocean color products. The position is part time (50 %) and gives the applicant the opportunity to apply for additional funding, building up an own branch in remote sensing within the ICBM group on marine sensor systems. The position is thus also dedicated to the postdoctoral qualification process of the applicant (Habilitation) and limited to 3 years.

We are looking for a candidate holding an academic university degree (Master or Diploma) and a PhD in earth or environmental sciences or a closely related subject, in each and every case with a marine focus and practical experience in bio-optical studies. Knowledge in marine optics using state-of-the-art equipment like hyperspectral sensors for inherent and apparent optical properties is mandatory. Experience with ocean color satellite information, its quality, processing and analysis (using SeaDAS or BEAM) is expected. The candidate should have a strong expertise in computing languages (e.g. MATLAB, R, Python), data analysis, and ideally be prolific in disseminating research results in peer-reviewed journals and other outreach channels.

The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increase the percentage of female employees in the field of science. Therefore, female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. In accordance to § 21 Section 3 NHG, female candidates with equal qualifications will be preferentially considered. People with disabilities will be given preference if equally qualified.

Please send your application including a cover letter, copies of your certificates, a list of your 10 most relevant publications and a CV as a single pdf-file not exceeding 10 MByte via e-mail to our team assistant Mrs. Ursel Gerken ( and in copy to the principal investigator Prof. Dr. Oliver Zielinski ( All applications must be submitted by September 25th 2017. Our ideal starting date would be November 1st 2017.


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