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PostDoc position “Automated ocean data QC with deep learning MOSAiC” (Data Scientist) (m/f/d)

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    Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung
    Environmental science
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    13/05/2021 08:08 - Europe/Brussels
    Germany › Bremerhaven
    To be defined


Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts

Job description:

PostDoc position “Automated ocean data QC with deep learning MOSAiC” (Data Scientist) (m/f/d)

To more efficiently exploit the full potential of the MOSAiC expedition, the M-VRE project develops online services for the exploration, analysis and visualisation of the MOSAiC data in a "Virtual Research Environment". This PostDoc project aims to adapt and develop a deep learning algorithm for supporting scientists with the quality control of ocean temperature measurements. This includes training, validation and evaluation of the algorithm on state of the art computer infrastructures, e.g. GPUs. Additionally, a web service will be developed and implemented in AWIs computing centre, based on the deep learning algorithm, to allow ocean scientists to perform online data quality control.

You will

  • adapt, improve, develop a deep learning algorithms.
  • perform training, validation and evaluation of the algorithm. 
  • use state of the art computer systems like GPUs
  • develop a web service, based on the deep learning algorithm
  • maybe have the opportunity to join arctic expeditions.
  • present your work at international conferences.
  • establish connections to ocean and climate research groups.
  • learn classical attempts of ocean data quality control


  • PhD in computer science, applied mathematics/statistics, information science, physics or related field
  • excellent knowledge in the field of artificial intelligence, especially neural networks and deep learning
  • good knowledge of modern techniques like Keras, Tensorflow, etc.
  • good computing skills and knowledge of at least one high-level programming language (e.g. C++, Python)
  • good knowledge in full-stack web development, including back-end (e.g. PHP, Laravel, Node.js, Django etc.) and frontend (e.g. JavaScript, HTML5 canvas, jQuery, vue.js, react.js etc.)
  • knowledge with GitHub or Docker is beneficial
  • experience with large and complex datasets is an asset
  • knowledge of data formats like netCDF is helpful
  • experience with climate or ocean research is a plus
  • good working knowledge of the English language, and
  • willingness to present research results at international conferences, publish in peer-reviewed journals and participate in research expeditions to the Arctic Ocean

Further Information
The AWI is characterised by

The AWI is characterised by

  • our scientific success - excellent research.
  • collaboration and cooperation - intra-institute, national and international, interdisciplinary.
  • opportunities to develop – on the job, aiming at other positions and beyond AWI.
  • a culture of reconciling work and family – an audited and well-supported aspect of our operation
  • our outstanding research infrastructure – ships, stations, aircraft, laboratories and more.
  • an international environment – everyday contacts with people from all over the world.
  • having an influence – fundamental research with social and political relevance
  • flat hierarchies – facilitating freedom and responsibility
  • exciting science topics, with opportunities also in technology, administration and infrastructure

Equal opportunities are an integral part of our personnel policy. The AWI aims to increase the number of female employees and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply.

Disabled applicants will be given preference when equal qualifications are present.

The AWI fosters the compatibility of work and family in various ways and has received a number of awards as a result of this engagement.

This research center is part of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. With more than 42,000 employees and an annual budget of over € 5 billion, the Helmholtz Association is Germany's largest scientific organisation.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung

EURAXESS offer ID: 629711
Posting organisation offer ID: 817


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