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[Met-jobs] Post-Doc Position at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany

From Stefanie Klebe <>
Date Thu, 07 Jun 2012 08:23:37 +0200

Applications are invited for a 

Postdoc Position in Polar Predictability

at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Bremerhaven, Germany.

Traditionally, most of the skill of seasonal and decadal predictions has been thought to reside in the tropics and the North Atlantic Ocean, respectively. Recently, there has been an emerging body of evidence, however, that polar processes might be another, yet largely untapped source of predictive skill on seasonal to multi-decadal time scales. The successful applicant will be exploring polar predictability on time scales from seasonal to decadal. Research will focus on

  • identifying polar processes that provide predictive skill,
  • determining instabilities of the polar climate system, and
  • representing the structure of observational and model error.

The scientist will be responsible for modifying and running a global coupled climate model consisting of the atmosphere model ECHAM6 and the finite element sea-ice ocean model FESOM. Furthermore, the successful applicant will contribute to running numerical experiments on supercomputers, securing computing resources, analyzing the results, participate in scientific conferences and publish in peer reviewed journals.

Length of contract: three years, with the possibility of extension. 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 29th June 2012 under reference number 48/G/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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