As a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,400 people. The Center's focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health, and matter.
The Center for Advanced Systems Understanding (CASUS) is a German-Polish research center for data-intensive digital systems research. CASUS was founded in 2019 in Görlitz and conducts digital interdisciplinary systems research in various fields such as earth systems research, systems biology and materials research.
As part of the Institute, the Department of Earth System Science invites applications as PostDoc (f/m/d) Data-intensive research on riverine biodiversity and hydrology.
The position will be available from 1 August 2022. The employment contract is limited to three years.
PostDoc (f/m/d) Data-intensive research on riverine biodiversity and hydrology
The successful candidate (f/m/d) will be part of a team studying how river network geometry, hydrology and water quality interact to shape freshwater fish biodiversity patterns in river systems worldwide.
Expand and analyze an extensive database of spatially referenced fish species occurrence records and hydrological variables
Develop statistical methods to fit dynamic biodiversity simulation models (e.g., dendritic neutral models) to species occurrence data
Employ machine learning surrogate models to replace computationally intensive biodiversity simulations in large-scale biodiversity projections
Publish results in academic, peer-reviewed journals
Present results at scientific meetings
PhD degree in Statistics, Data science, Machine learning, Quantitative ecology, or a related field
Experience in model-based statistical analysis and modern machine learning methods (e.g., deep neural networks)
Advanced programming skills in data science languages such as R, Python, and Julia
Excellent communication skills in English in a professional context (presentation of research results at scientific meetings, colloquial discussions, manuscript writing)
Evidence of the ability to publish results in top peer-reviewed journals
What we offer:
A vibrant research community in an open, diverse and international work environment
Scientific excellence and extensive professional networking opportunities
The employment contract is limited to three years
Salary and social benefits in accordance with the collective agreement for the public sector (TVöD-Bund) including 30 days of paid holiday leave, company pension scheme (VBL)
We support a good work-life balance with the possibility of part-time employment and flexible working hours
Numerous company health management offerings
An employer subsidy for the VVO job ticket
How to apply:
Kindly submit your completed application (including cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, etc.) only via our Online-application-system: https://www.hzdr.de/db/!BewerbungS1?pNid=490&pJid=1431&pLang=en