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[Met-jobs] Postdoc Position at the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Thu, 24 Mar 2011 09:20:54 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

The Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR) is offering a

Postdoctoral Position

in the international project „PLEIADES“.

We seek a highly motivated researcher to improve our understanding of
and our capability to predict regional changes in precipitation
extremes. Based on modern multi-variate extreme value statistics the
candidate will develop a probabilistic approach to correct biases in
precipitation simulated by regional and global climate models, in
particular in extreme precipitation. The work will ultimately provide
improved regional precipitation scenarios for Europe for the 21st
century as well as regional decadal predictions. The postdoc will work
with Prof. Douglas Maraun and closely collaborate with the project
partners Dr. Mathieu Vrac at the LSCE in Gif Sur Yvette close to Paris
and a second postdoc supervised by Dr. Martin Widmann at the University
of Birmingham. Longer stays at both institutes are an integral part of
the project.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a quantitative science,
preferably in an area related to meteorology, climate or hydrology with
strong statistical and computing skills or vice versa.

The post is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and is for 30 months
from 1 June 2011.

The salary will be according to TV-L 13 of the German tariff for public

The Leibniz-Institute of Marine Sciences is an equal opportunity
employer and encourages female scientists and scientists with
disabilities to apply.

Closing date is 22 April 2011, but applications will be considered until
the position is filled. Please send your appication including a letter
of motivation, your CV, and a list of publications as a single pdf to
Douglas Maraun (

Do not hesitate to contact Douglas Maraun (<>) for
informal inquiries.

The IFM-GEOMAR is one of the leading institutions in marine sciences in
Europe and employs more than 750 scientific and technical staff. Its
research spans all relevant aspects of modern marine sciences, from sea
floor geology to marine meteorology. For more information see

Kiel is the capital of the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein,
with a population of 240,000. Situated at the Baltic Sea the city is
known for the Kiel Week, the biggest sailing event in the world, when
2,000 ships and three million visitors come to the Kiel fjord every year
in early summer. Kiel also features cinemas, museums, theatres and an opera.

Douglas Maraun
Professor for Marine Meteorology
Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences
at the University of Kiel

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