March 2011
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[Met-jobs] Post-doctoral position in regional climate modelling

From Klaus Keuler <>
Date Fri, 18 Mar 2011 15:52:49 +0100

The Chair of Environmental Meteorology of the Faculty Environmental Sciences and Process Engineering of the Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus invites applications for a vacant position in the field of Regional Climate Modelling as

Research Associate
Fixed-term contract until 31.07.2013; fulltime employment; salary according to TV-L level E 13
Application reference number: 15/11

Duties and Responsibilities: The announced position is part of a coordination and research project on regional climate modelling funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The work aims on the improvement of the seasonal distribution of precipitation in simulations with the regional climate model CSOMO-CLM. Appropriate sensitivity studies and theoretical analyses are required to investigate the atmospheric processes involved in the hydrological cycle and their importance for the formation of precipitation in the numerical simulation. The currently used parameterizations have to be checked and verified and should be consequently adapted or replaced in terms of an improved precipitation performance for long-term climate simulations.

Requirements: We are looking for a highly motivated research associate with a university degree (M.Sc., Diploma, or PhD) in Meteorology, Physics, Fluid Dynamics, or a related field with a strong interest in atmospheric science and modelling; with detailed knowledge of atmospheric physics in particular of hydrological processes contributing to the formation of precipitation; with good knowledge of geo-physical fluid dynamics, numerical discretisation methods, and the programming language Fortran. Experience with atmospheric forecast models, with Unix-based computer systems and high performance parallel computing platforms are desirable.
The Chair of Environmental Meteorology is one of the centres for regional climate modelling in Germany and maintains various national and international scientific contacts. The associated “Center for Flow and Transport Modelling and Measurement” of the BTU Cottbus offers an inspiring research environment in the field of geophysical and technical fluid mechanics.

The position is offered for about two and a half years, starting as soon as possible. Conditions of employment and payment will follow the rules of the German civil service.

For further information on the position, please contact Dr. Klaus. Keuler.
Tel.: +49 355 69 1114;  e-mail:

The BTU Cottbus seeks to increase the proportion of women in research and education and thus expressively invites qualified female scientists to apply for this position.

Please send your application (including cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of previous research, copies of certificates and references) with specification of the application reference number 15/11 until 31 March 2011 to

Dean of the Faculty Environmental Sciences and Process Engineering
BTU Cottbus
Postfach 101344
D-03013 Cottbus.

The position will remain open until filled.


Dr. Klaus Keuler                        -
Dept. of Environmental Meteorology      Phone: +49 (0)355 69-1114
BTU Cottbus                             Fax:   +49 (0)355 69-1128
P.O. 10 13 44                           Web:
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