PostDoc: Machine Learning, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, Germany

Postdoc in Germany

PostDoc: Machine Learning: The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is the national centre for research into the geosphere. With around 1,650 employees, we develop a sound understanding of systems and processes of the solid Earth as well as strategies and options for action to counter global change, understand natural hazards and sustainably secure energy and raw material requirements.

PostDoc (f_m_x) Machine Learning for Ionosphere

PostDoc (f_m_x) Machine Learning for Ionosphere

Research Area:
Space Physics and Space Weather (Department 2: Geophysics)

Potsdam, Germany


  • PhD and Master’s degree in Physics, Space Science, or a related field
  • Experience in processing and analyzing large data sets
  • Demonstrated expertise in utilizing machine learning techniques for data analysis and modeling
  • Advanced scientific programming skills, particularly in Python and MATLAB
  • Knowledge of Unix, Mac, and Windows operating systems
  • Experience in maintaining Unix workstations
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent English skills

Job Description:
You will be working on the MIPT project: Ionospheric and plasmaspheric dynamics from observations, machine learning, and physics-based modeling. Responsibilities include:

  • Performing data processing and analysis
  • Developing and maintaining machine learning models of the particle dynamics in the near-Earth space
  • Deploying the developed models for real-time operations
  • Maintaining data and code repositories
  • Developing scientific visualizations of the results
  • Conducting scientific research in the field of space physics
  • Attending scientific meetings, including international conferences, and presenting the results
  • Writing manuscripts that will be published in peer-reviewed journals
  • Collaborating within the MIPT Research Unit

What we offer:

  • Ambitious and varied tasks in a dynamic and international research environment
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • Public service benefits
  • Extensive training opportunities
  • Professional career advice offered by our in-house Career-Centre
  • Flexible working hours and conditions
  • Support with finding a good work-life balance offered by benefit@work
  • Institute day-care centre on site
  • Working at the Albert Einstein science park on the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam
  • Work place within walking distance of Potsdam main train station, or just a short ride on the shuttle bus
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Fixed-term: 2 years
  • Salary: The position is classed as salary group 13 according to “TVöD Bund (Tarifgebiet Ost)”. The salary group is determined on the basis of the Collective Wage Agreement and the respective personal qualifications.
  • Working hours: Full-time (currently 39 h/week); The position is generally suitable for part-time work.

How to Apply:
Have we piqued your interest? If so, we look forward to receiving your application by 2nd June 2024. Please use our online application form only.

Last Date for Apply:
2nd June 2024



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