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[Met-jobs] MPI-M Postdoctoral Fellwoship (2011-20)

From "Letscher, Reiner" <>
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Date Fri, 19 Aug 2011 14:09:01 +0200

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), a multidisciplinary center
for climate and Earth system research located in Hamburg, Germany, invites
applications for the

Klaus Hasselmann Postdoctoral Fellowship (m/f; SAS2011-20)

The Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology is pleased to announce postdoctoral
re-search opportunities through its recently founded Klaus Hasselmann
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Klaus Hasselmann Fellows receive up to three
years of sup-port to conduct independent research in one of the departments
of MPI-M. In addi-tion to the salary the fellowship provides each fellow with
a modest budget to use at their discretion, support for relocation expenses,
as well as full access to the breadth of human, numerical, observational, and
computational resources available at one of the world's premier laboratories
for climate research.

Each year one fellowship will be awarded in one of three general areas of
Earth sys-tem modelling: land-surface & terrestrial biosphere interactions;
ocean science; at-mospheric science. The 2012 Fellowship will be awarded in
the general area of land-surface & terrestrial biosphere interactions and
will be hosted by the Depart-ment "The Land in the Earth System" directed by
Professor Martin Claussen (for fur-ther information:

Klaus Hasselmann Fellows are expected to pursue independent research and will
be selected on the strength of their scholarship. Candidates from diverse
scientific backgrounds, with an interest in Earth system science, are
encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to those interested
in applying techniques from different disciplines to the application,
analysis, evaluation, and/or development of Earth system models. Qualified
scientists who have received their PhD within five years of the application
deadline are encouraged to apply. 

The position is offered for 3 years. Payment will be in accordance with
German pub-lic service positions (TVöD E14), including extensive social
security plans. The con-ditions of employment, including upgrades and
duration, follow the rules of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of
Sciences and those of the German civil ser-vice. The Max Planck Institute for
Meteorology seeks to increase the number of fe-male scientist and encourages
them to apply. Handicapped persons with compara-ble qualifications receive
preferential status.

Applications (including a cover letter with a brief (2 pages or less)
statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, copies of scientific
degrees, and the names and contact information of three references) should
reach us before 30th of September 2011. In addition applicants should arrange
for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly by referees to the
same address. Applications should be sent via E-Mail to
(max. 2 MB pdf- attachment only) or by post to:

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
Administration (SAS2011-20)
Bundesstrasse 53
D-20146 Hamburg,

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