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[Met-jobs] Postdoc in Statistical Modelling of Extreme Precipitation at IFM-GEOMAR

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Mon, 4 Apr 2011 08:19:19 +0000

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 employees.

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 application 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

Ocean Circulation and Climate

Leibniz-Institute of Marine Sciences<>

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