February 2011
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[Met-jobs] Vacancy MPI-M 2011-05

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Fri, 4 Feb 2011 11:25:22 +0000

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), a multidisciplinary center
for Climate and Earth System research, is located in Hamburg, Germany. It has
an internationally recognized reputation in Earth system modelling. The MPI-M
is currently carrying out Earth system model experiments in the framework of
the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project 5 (CMIP5) and has vacancies for

2 Postdoctoral Scientists  (m/f) - (SAS2011-05)

to conduct research related to the role of atmospheric or land processes in
de-termining the climate of the Earth system. The successful applicants would
work in either the Department The Atmosphere in the Earth System, or The Land
in the Earth System to carry out fundamental research in the context of the
CMIP5 project and the 5th assessment report of the IPCC. The successful
candidate will analyze the newly produced CMIP5 simulations with an emphasis
on contribu-tions from the MPI-Earth System Model.

For this position we expect a PhD in applied mathematics, physics,
meteorology, physical climatology, or oceanography, as well as the following
*       Experience in the evaluation and analysis of simulated and observed
data under global climate change conditions
*       Strong oral and written communication skills in English.
*       Ability to work well with others in a diverse work environment.

The position is offered for drei years, starting as soon as possible. The
payment depends on qualification and experience according to a civil service
position (TVoeD E13). The position includes extensive social security plans.
The conditions of employment, including upgrades and duration, follow the
rules of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Sciences and those of
the German civil service.

For further information, please contact Prof. Bjorn Stevens
( or Prof. Martin Claussen (
for topics related to the atmosphere or land respectively.

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology seeks to increase the number of
female scientists and scientific support staff and encourages them to apply.
Handicapped persons with comparable qualifications receive preferential

All applications (including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of
scientific degrees, and the names and contact information of two references)
received before 28. February 2011 will receive full consideration. The
positions will remain open until filled.
Applications should be sent via E-Mail to (max. 2 MB
pdf-attachment) or by post to:
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
Administration (SAS2011-05)
Bundesstrasse 53
D-20146 Hamburg, Germany

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