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[Met-jobs] MPI-M 2011-16-18: three scientific programmer vacancies

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.rdg.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Fri, 5 Aug 2011 15:36:29 +0000

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) is a multidisciplinary
centre for cli-mate research located in Hamburg, Germany. It has an
internationally recognised reputation in climate modelling. Within the
project MiKlip (Mittelfristige Klimaprognosen, Decadal Climate Prediction) by
the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) we are looking
for

Three Scientific Programmers (m/f, SAS2011 -16, -17, -18)

with a strong background in climate modelling, numerical mathematics, or
computational science. Within the Director's research group in the department
"The Ocean in the Earth System", the successful applicants will join a team
that establishes, oper-ates, uses, and improves the pre-operational MiKlip
central decadal prediction system.

SAS2011-16: His/her initial task will be to establish the software
infrastructure for the ensemble prediction system. Later task comprise the
implementation of improvements arising from other components in MiKlip, such
as in assimilation and ensemble generation techniques or in process
representation.

A Ph.D. in applied mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physics,
computational science or a related area is desired. Experience in the
development, implementation and optimisation of coupled climate models and of
scientific workflows on high-performance computing platforms is essential.
Further essential skills are the ability and desire to work as part of a team
to help maintain a robust and flexible source code.

SAS2011-17: His/her initial task will be to establish a flexible scientific
workflow management system based on industry standards. Later tasks involve
the adaptation of this system to the changing and growing requirements of the
MiKlip central decadal prediction system.

A degree in applied mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physics,
computational science or a related area is required. Excellent programming
skills in Java, C++, C, and scripting languages (preferred Python) as well as
knowledge in Web Services and associated areas are essential. Additionally,
experience with efficient I/O on high per-formance platforms is expected. Our
development systems are Unix/Linux based.

SAS2011-18: His/her tasks will be the implementation and further development
of post-processing routines, data dissemination, and the communication of
results and uncertainties as part of a scientific workflow framework.

A degree in applied mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physics,
computational science or any related area is required for this position.
Excellent programming skills in C++, scripting languages (preferred Python)
and Web Services are essential. Pre-vious knowledge in data mining and
advanced graphics software is of advantage. Our development systems are
Unix/Linux based.


The MPI-M is located in the heart of one of Europe's most liveable and
vibrant cities.  It provides a highly international and interdisciplinary
environment for conducting sci-entific research as well as access to
state-of-the-art scientific facilities. For further in-formation, please
contact Prof. Jochem Marotzke (jochem.marotzke(at)zmaw.de) or Dr. Wolfgang
Müller (wolfgang.mueller(at)zmaw.de). Applications should be forwarded to the
address indicated below.

The positions are initially offered for three years starting immediately,
with the possibility of one year's extension. Payment will be in accordance
with German public service positions (TVoeD E13), including extensive social
security plans. The conditions of employment, including upgrades and
duration, follow the rules of the Max Planck So-ciety for the Advancement of
Sciences and those of the German civil service. The Max Planck Institute for
Meteorology seeks to increase the number of female scientist and encourages
them to apply. Handicapped persons with comparable qualifications receive
preferential status.

The selection process will start on 15 September 2011 and will continue until
the positions are filled. Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum
vitae, and the names, ad-dresses, and telephone numbers of two references via
E-Mail:
jobs@vw.mpimet.mpg.de (pdf-attachments max. 2 MB only), or by post to:

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
Administration (2011-16, 17 or 18)
Bundesstrasse 53
D-20146 Hamburg, Germany




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