Jobs Available for Ocean Acoustics Data Scientist and Data Engineer

July 26, 2019

Dear colleague,


In an effort to foster and further both the distribution and use of “big data”, as well as goals of the International Quiet Ocean Experiment (IQOE) , the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) is seeking to fill two positions to conceive, implement and operate a data portal that will allow easy access to acoustic data and basic data products.


These positions are part of an AWI effort to build data portals for bathymetric, biological (benthic video surveys) and oceanographic data in close collaboration with the AWI’s computing center, supporting a team of 8 full-time professionals as currently announced to jointly achieve these goals. 


It is intended to transform these positions into tenure-track positions, such that this data management and accessibility effort can be sustained in the long run.


With regard to the acoustic positions, a close collaboration with the IQOE WG on Data Management and Access and the WG on Standardization is intended and shall actively be sought and maintained by the data scientist/curator.


Please distribute this email amongst potentially interested colleagues and/or access the application portal for these positions at:


Data scientist / data curator:


Data engineer / software developer


Applications are due by 31 August 2019.


Please do not hesitate contacting Olaf Boebel in case of any questions.


Olaf Boebel

Senior Oceanographer / Head Ocean Acoustics Group


Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar und Meeresforschung

Klußmannstr. 3d

DE-27570 Bremerhaven

Tel +49 (0) 471 4831 1879

Fax +49 (0) 471 4831 1797