March 2012
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[Met-jobs] Vacancy at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research

From "Stefanie.Klebe" <>
Date Wed, 07 Mar 2012 13:57:32 +0100

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, 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 extension

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 by 22nd March 2012 under reference number 22/D/KL to: Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Personalabteilung (human resources), Postfach 12 01 61, 27515 Bremerhaven / Germany ( or via email as one PDF file to:

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