Scientist in the research project Digital Earth

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Organisation: Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG)

The advancement of Earth system understanding critically depends on the better integration of data and knowledge from different Earth science disciplines. In the Helmholtz Association project Digital Earth, natural and data scientists work closely together to gain new insights from the ever-growing amount and variety of research data using novel concepts and methods. They are looking for solutions, in particular with regard to the processing of fast-growing, multi-parameter data through employing existing Data Science methods, adapting new algorithms and developing digital workflows tailored to specific scientific needs. Digital Earth integrates the competences of all eight Helmholtz Centres in the research field Earth and Environment. More information about the project can be found at

HZG invites applications for a Scientist positions (m/f/d) in the research project Digital Earth of the Helmholtz Association’s Earth and Environment research field. The position is to be filled as soon as possible and is limited to two years.

Areas of responsibility

  • application of ocean drift models to facilitate comparisons between in situ and satellite ocean observations
  • In particular the development of algorithms for:
  • comparison of drift model simulations with satellite observations and in situ data
  • synchronization of observational data from different times using drift models
  • prototypical development of automatized workflows
  • estimation of primary production rates in the ocean from time resolved observations
  • quantification of uncertainties in model data and in observations