Postdoc Position (m/f/d) In the area of Ocean Colour Remote Sensing

Institute of Coastal Ocean Dynamics, the department of Optical Oceanography, Helholz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Geesthacht, Germany
Deadline: Feb 9, 2021

The project aims to better understand phytoplankton diversity at different spatiotemporal scales, using a combination of field observations, radiative transfer simulations and satellite remote sensing. Moreover, the project aims to associate inherent optical water properties with carbon content and primary production.
Your profile

  • PhD in Oceanography, Earth Sciences, Remote Sensing, Marine Biology or related discipline
  • profound understanding of ocean optics
  • good understanding of remote sensing and ocean dynamics
  • experience with processing and interpretation of observational data
  • excellent programming skills in MATLAB, Python or similar language
  • strong academic publication record
  • excellent knowledge of English (written and oral)
  • good communication skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team with scientists, engineers, and technicians
  • high degree of creativity and flexibility
  • knowledge of biogeochemistry and marine ecology
  • experience of handling big datasets
  • willingness to travel and participate in research experiments
  • desire to acquire solid communication skills in German

Your tasks

  • radiative transfer simulations for marine optics
  • scientific evaluation of remote sensing data with respect to phytoplankton diversity and productivity
  • compilation of diverse in situ data for ground truthing
  • validation of novel ocean colour satellite products and assessment of their uncertainties
  • planning of and participation in international research campaigns
  • scientific publications and presentations at international conferences and workshops



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