PhD position, Last Interglacial sea levels - Bremen, Germany

MARUM - the Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen - is offering (under the condition of job release) a PhD position focusing on Last Interglacial sea levels.


The position is for three years. Salary group 13 TV- L (66,6%).

The earliest starting date is 1 January 2019.


At MARUM, PhD students are supervised by a team of experienced scientists. Additional training and support are offered by the Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences, GLOMAR. These offers include expert as well as skills and methods courses, coaching, networking opportunities, and the opportunity to compete for internal funds.

At MARUM, PhD students acquire expert knowledge in their field and a solid background across many disciplines of marine sciences. The Cluster of Excellence "The Ocean Floor – Earth’s Uncharted Interface" is part of the Research Faculty MARUM.

Within the project "RECORDER Theme 2: Feedbacks in the Earth system", the work for the position lies in the general area of paleo sea-level changes.


Specific duties will include:
- Work on specific study areas in the Indo-Pacific where Last Interglacial shorelines will be surveyed
- Compilation of data from literature studies and analysis of model outputs to disentangle eustatic and non-eustatic sea-level forcings
- Investigate the possibility to discern Antarctic and Greenland ice melting from field records
- Opportunity for scientific qualification in the context of a PhD degree


- A completed MSc or diploma degree in geology, marine geosciences or equivalent
- Knowledge/interest in paleo sea-level changes
- Skills in geologic field data collection and analysis
- A good knowledge of data analysis platforms, e.g. python/Matlab/R or similar


Applications close 31 October 2018.

Send your application, either in German or English, with the usual documents, using the reference number A249/18 to

Universität Bremen
Alessio Rovere
Postfach 33 04 40
D-28334 Bremen

or by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Further information

MARUM has developed into an internationally recognised centre for marine research with a focus on the geosciences, anchored at the University of Bremen. The University of Bremen follows a diversity strategy. It strives to increase the number of women in the academy and strongly encourages applications from suitably qualified female candidates. International applications and applications of academics with a migration background are explicitly welcome. Disabled persons with the same professional and personal qualifications will be given preference.

Questions can be emailed to Alessio Rovere: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.