Student Assistant (HiWi) for the marine geology group at AWI (m/f/d)

Alfred Wegener Institute
March 09, 2023
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Student Assistant (HiWi) for the marine geology group at AWI (m/f/d)

Background The behavior of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet (EAIS) under projected anthropogenic warming is a key uncertainty in predicting future sea-level rise due to the influence of strong ice-ocean feedbacks, which are poorly understood. Reconstructing and disentangling these feedbacks during past warmer-than-present climate states is considered to provide an enhanced basis for improved prediction of future changes in the ice-ocean-climate system. For such, marine sediment cores collected from the last Polarstern expedition (PS128) will be investigated.


  • General assistance in sample preparation of Antarctic marine sediment cores, such as sample weighting as well as wet and dry sieving
  • XRF-Scanning (X-ray Fluorescence) to determine major and minor elements in sediment cores•
  • Willingness to learn about geochemical methods applied to microfossils
  • Requirements

  • Registered student
  • Experience in laboratory work•
  • Good English language skills
  • Further Information We offer a dynamic international environment and the opportunity to learn about the latest science developments in Artic and Polar sciences through the project and the organization, while also getting a good grasp of what it takes to run large international scientific collaborations, including tools and methodologies for professional projects.

    The position is limited up to 1 year.

    The place of employment will be in Bremerhaven, AWI Building D (Am Alten Hafen 26).

    Work time: Flexible from 40 up to 80 hours/month depending on the candidate's availability Start: March.

    You are interested? Then please send us your application (PDF-file) to: Tainã Pinho ([email protected]).

    The vancancy will be available until a suitable candidate is found.

    For further information, please contact Ralf Tiedemann ([email protected]) or Tainã Pinho ([email protected]).

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