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[Met-jobs] MPI-M 2011-08 Postdoc

From "Letscher, Reiner" <>
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Date Wed, 9 Mar 2011 09:56:26 +0100

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), a multidisciplinary center
for Climate and Earth System research located in Hamburg, Germany, invites
applications for

1 Post-Doctorate in Cloud Dynamics (2011-08)

The newly founded Hans Ertel research group Clouds and Convection in the
Department The Atmosphere in the Earth System will carry out fundamental
research with the objective to improve our understanding of and ability to
represent and predict shallow to deep convective clouds. Our group also works
in closed collaboration with the German Weather Service (DWD) being
affiliated to the Hans Ertel Zentrum for Weather Research, a network between
German research institutions and DWD. 

We seek a post-doctoral scientist to explore forecast biases associated with
the misrepresentations of parameterized boundary layer, cloud and convective
processes. The research will involve conducting and analyzing simulations of
cold air outbreaks with large-eddy simulation and numerical weather
prediction models. The work will be carried out in the context of the
proposed Working Group on Numerical Experimentation (WGNE) greyzone project. 

Applicants should have 
-       a PhD in Meteorology, Physics, Geography, Geosciences or related
-       expertise in scientific computing, including very good programming
skills  (FORTRAN on Unix platforms) 
-       experience with data analysis and atmospheric modeling
-       experience and/or interest in numerical weather prediction
-       excellent communication skills in English 

The position is initially offered for two years, with the possibility of an
extension of 18 months, starting July 2011. Payment will be in accordance
with a civil service position (TVöD E13), including extensive social security
plans. 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. Cathy Hohenegger
(cathy.hohenegger(at) 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 two references), received before
April 11th 2011 will receive full consideration. The position will remain
open until filled. 

Please send your application, preferably by e-mail to
jobs(at) (one PDF-attachment with max. 2MB only including all
documents) or by post to:

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
Administration (2011-08)
Bundesstrasse 53
D-20146 Hamburg, Germany         

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