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[Met-jobs] Scientist/Postdoc in Climate modeling (2011-19)

From "Letscher, Reiner" <letscher@vw.mpimet.mpg.de>
To <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Fri, 19 Aug 2011 14:09:54 +0200

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

Scientist/PostDoc (m/f)  - SAS2011-19 -

with a strong background in climate modelling and statistical methods. Within
the department "The Ocean in the Earth System" and in close collaboration
with the UK MetOffice the successful applicant will be part of a team working
on the evaluation of decadal prediction systems. His/her initial task will be
to analyse ex-isting and define new experiments for multi-year drought
predictions. 

A Ph.D. in applied mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physics or a
related area is required for this position. Excellent skill in programming
(Fortran and C) and statistical post-processing languages (R), and an ability
and desire to work as part of a team are essential. Experience in the
assessment of droughts and ex-treme-value theory are an advantage.

The position is initially offered for three years starting on 01 November
2011, with the possibility of one year`s extension. Payment will be in
accordance with Ger-man 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 Society 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. For further
information, please contact Dr. Wolfgang Müller
(wolfgang.mueller(at)zmaw.de). Applications should be forwarded to the
address indicated below.

The selection process will start on 26 September 2011 and will continue until
the position is filled. Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae,
and the names, addresses, 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 (2011-19)
Bundesstrasse 53
D-20146 Hamburg, Germany
         



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