AWI – Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research

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About the company

This article is machine-translated. Read the original German version at AWI – Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung.
The AWI – Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research is not a classic online job market, but it offers the opportunity once a cool job in the eternal ice to have.

As the Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, the Alfred Wegener Institute works primarily in the cold and temperate regions of the world. Together with numerous national and international partners, we are involved in decoding the complex processes in the “system earth”. Our planet is in a profound climate change. Polar regions and seas are changing. At the same time they play a central role in the global climate system. How is the planet Earth evolving? Do we observe short-term fluctuations or long-term trends? Polar and marine research has always been a fascinating scientific challenge. Today it is also a piece of futurology.

Careers and Perspectives

For us as a research institution, our employees are clearly our most important asset. Undoubtedly: Like every other research center and every university, we are dependent on generating new scientific impulses also through new researchers – in the scientific field we can not therefore consistently offer long-term oriented, secure positions.

But we are aware that if we want to progress as a research institution as a whole, our employees must also progress. Our development only goes hand in hand with the development of our employees, in all areas and in all varieties – in the same place, within the AWI and also out of the AWI and maybe later back again. Therefore, identifying and enabling development opportunities for our employees is very important to us and is an important part of our self-image.

Below, select the area that interests you to learn more about prospects and career opportunities.

Services and Offers

The offer for applicants offers the possibility to search for vacancies.

In addition, the website of the Alfred Wegener Institute offers a wealth of (exciting) information on life and survival in the Arctic and Antarctic.


Bremerhaven, Germany


about 900 employees

Founding year



für Polar- und Meeresforschung
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven

Tel: +49 47 14 83 10
Fax: +49 47 14 83 11 149