February 2011
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[Met-jobs] PhD in ocean biogeochemistry, MPI-M 2011-07

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Fri, 4 Feb 2011 17:06:47 +0000

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), a multidisciplinary centre
for cli-mate and Earth system research located in Hamburg, Germany, invites
applications for the following position:

1 PhD (m/f) in ocean biogeochemistry (2011-07)

The applicant will be part of the Research Group Ocean Biogeochemistry in the
Department The Ocean in the Earth System. The research will focus on
recon-structing the ocean carbon cycle and its interactions with climate
during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum. The main tool will be the
existing Earth system model of the MPI-M, which includes the ocean
biogeochemistry model HAMOCC. One of the objectives of the project will be to
improve our understanding of the PETM and its potential to serve as an
analogue of the future climate pertur-bations due to anthropogenic CO2

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a M.Sc. or diploma in
Geo-sciences, Oceanography, Environmental Sciences, Physics or a related
field. Ex-perience, or a strong interest in biogeochemistry and modeling is
of advantage. Good programming skills (FORTRAN on Unix platforms) are
desirable, since the applicant will use facilities of the high performance
computing centre. The working language is English. The MPI-M encourages
doctoral students to participate in the International Max Planck Research
School on Earth System Modeling.

The position is offered for three years. Payment will be in accordance with
German public service positions up to TVöD E13/65%, including extensive
social security plans. The conditions of employment follow the rules of the
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Sciences and those of the German
civil service.

For further information on the position, please contact Dr. Tatiana Ilyina
( and visit
The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology seeks to increase the number of
female scientists and encourages them to apply. Handicapped persons with
comparable qualifications receive preferential status.
All applications (including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, copies of
scientific degrees, and the names and contact information of at least two
referees) received before 15th of March 2011 will have 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 (2011-07)
Bundesstrasse 53
D-20146 Hamburg, Germany        

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