November 2011
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[Met-jobs] Scientist Position at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (Germany)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Tue, 29 Nov 2011 08:57:08 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

The Climate Dynamics section at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar
and Marine Research (AWI) in Bremerhaven, Germany, is seeking to appoint
as early as possible a


with a background in climate research, oceanography, meteorology or physics.

Background and tasks: Research will be performed within the framework of
a project on medium range climate forecasting (Mittelfristige
Klimaprognosen, 'MiKlip') funded by the German ministry for education
and research (BMBF). The focus will be on atmosphere-sea-ice-ocean
interactions in the Arctic and their role for decadal climate
predictions. The scientist will be responsible for modifying and running
a global coupled climate model consisting of the atmosphere model ECHAM
and the finite element sea-ice ocean model FESOM. A suite of experiments
with and without regional mesh refinement in the Arctic will be carried
out in close collaboration with members of the group. The successful
applicant will be responsible for adjusting the computational mesh,
setting up and tuning the system, running the experiments on
supercomputers, securing computing resources, optimizing the code and
analyzing the results, participation in scientific conferences and
publication in peer reviewed journals.

Requirements: PhD or doctorate in climate, ocean, atmospheric, physical
sciences or mathematics. Demonstrated skill/proficiency in Fortran or C,
fluency in English. Furthermore, experience with complex models of the
coupled climate system (or their sub-components) and experience in
publishing in the peer-reviewed literature are all distinct advantages.

Length of contract: until August 31st 2014, with the possibility of

Salary: Payment will be in accordance with the German Tarifvertrag für
den öffentlichen Dienst (TvöD 13).

For further information: Prof. Dr. Thomas Jung (E-Mail:
<>; Phone: +49(0)471-4831-1761).

AWI aims to increase the number of women in the scientific staff and
therefore encourages women to apply.

Disabled applicants with identical technical and personal suitability
will be preferentially selected, please see our notification on our
homepage under job offers / jobs.

The AWI supports balanced work-life career development via a variety of
alternatives. In Bremerhaven, the AWI operates its own nursery.
Additionally AWI offers a suite of training courses to improve soft skills.

Applications including CV and degree certificates should be submitted
under reference number 92/D/KL to: Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar-
und Meeresforschung, Personalabteilung (human resources), Postfach 12 01
61, 27515 Bremerhaven / Germany (<>). Applications
shall be submitted by December 9th 2011.

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