April 2011
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[Met-jobs] PhD and postdoc position in modeling of the Mars atmosphere

From "Hartogh Dr., Paul" <>
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Date Sun, 3 Apr 2011 20:04:44 +0200

The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research has two openings:

one for a PhD student (within the International Max Planck Research School),
and one for a postdoc position for 3 years in the field of general
circulation modeling of the atmosphere of Mars.
There are several projects that aim at 1) studying the water cycle on Mars;
2) dust cycle including lifting, transport, and influence on the atmospheric
dynamics; 3) paleoclimate Mars modeling; 4) vertical coupling of atmospheric
layers and influence of the lower atmosphere on the circulation in the
Martian mesosphere and lower thermosphere.

A PhD candidate, who will assume one of these projects, must have a completed
Master degree in physics, atmospheric sciences, or related fields. S(he) must
have programming skills, some experience with numerical modeling, running and
analyzing model output.

A postdoc candidate will have the flexibility to assume one or more projects
depending on the qualification. A completed PhD degree in physics,
atmospheric sciences, or related fields is the prerequisite.
The candidate is expected to have experience in one of the mentioned above
research fields and strong programming skills. The prospective postdoctoral
researcher will perform an incremental development of our Martian GCM and
numerical simulations. Therefore, an experience with a general circulation,
fluid dynamics or hydrodynamical modeling is desired.

The working language in the Institute is English.
Applications containing a CV and a brief statement of research interests
should be sent to Dr. Paul Hartogh (
Informal inquiries can be directed to Drs. Alexander Medvedev
( and Paul Hartogh.

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