February 2012
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[Met-jobs] Postdoc position, Germany

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Wed, 22 Feb 2012 19:01:18 +0000

Our Institute for Coastal Research in Geesthacht invites applications for a 

Postdoc Position (m/f)
code no. 2012/KS 3

for the project MyOcean (Prototype Operational Continuity for the GMES Ocean 
Monitoring and Forecasting Service,

The department of Data Analysis and Data Assimilation at the Institute for 
Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht hosts a number of highly 
motivated end experienced researchers in the field of numerical modelling of 
regional coastal circulation, surface waves, sediment transport, data 
assimilation and remote sensing.

The department is partner in MyOcean, and the leader of R&D Work package, which 
aims at undertaking common scientific and technological developments. Among the 
major tasks are

-        regional applications of the NEMO modelling framework,
-        developing improved data products and advanced assimilation methods 
enabling objective assessment of uncertainties in state estimates and 
-        coupling the ocean and wave models in a regional forecast environment.

Specific tasks of researcher will include NEMO developments in European tidal 
and semi enclosed basins (North Sea and Baltic Sea). The researcher will also 
develop new data exploitation strategies, investigate the complementarities 
between different data sources (e. g. coastal HF-radars, remotely-sensed ocean 
colour, FerryBox) and the outcome of their use in operational services. In the 
field of regional ocean-wave coupling impact assessment of the coupling with 
focus on shallow water will be provided, as well as analysis of the impact on 

The successful applicants will have a Ph.D. in Physics, Mathematics, Physical 
Oceanography, Atmospheric Science or related disciplines. A strong background 
in modelling and programming, in particular ocean and/or atmosphere models is 
desirable. Good skills in scientific programming (FORTRAN) as well as working 
with computers (Unix/Linux) are expected, as well as good knowledge of the 
English language (written and oral).

Appointment will begin as soon as possible.
We offer an appropriate salary related to TV-AVH as well as the usual public 
sector social benefits. The advancement of equality at the Helmholtz-Zentrum 
Geesthacht goes without saying; in particular, we are striving to increase the 
percentage of women in the science sector. Severely disabled persons with equal 
qualifications will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal 

Please send your application indicating job offer code no. 2012/KS 3 to our 
human resources or to<>. Please include 
your CV, a statement of interest and the names and addresses of three 

Application period from February 22nd, 2012 to March 21st, 2012

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