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[Met-jobs] Scientist MPI-M 2012-09

From "Letscher, Reiner" <>
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Date Thu, 26 Jul 2012 10:06:04 +0200

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) conducts fundamental research focusing on climate related problems. The institute closely cooperates with the University of Hamburg, the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ) and the Institute of Coastal Research of the Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) within the Cluster of Excellence “Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction” (CliSAP).


Within the MPI-M department “The Ocean in the Earth System” we are looking for a


Scientist / Postdoc (m/f) – SAS2012-09 –


The project aims at a better understanding of the role of small-scale and short-term fluctuations on large-scale circulations and on the response behaviors of large-scale circulations to changes in external forcing factors, and from that a better assessment of the predictability limit due to inherent fluctuations. The study will be based on high-resolution simulations performed with the uncoupled atmosphere/ocean GCM, and the coupled AO-GCM, which are components of the MPI Earth System Model. Two multi-decadal uncoupled simulations, one atmosphere-only simulation with ECHAM6 at T255 horizontal resolution and one ocean-only simulation with MPIOM at one tenth degree resolution, have been completed within the German consortium project STORM. A coupled simulation is underway. Statistical mechanics approaches, additional scaling analyses, and if required further high-resolution numerical experiments, will be used to quantify the effects of fluctuations.


An individual with a PhD in meteorology, oceanography, and physics is sought. Excellent programming skills, and an ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English is desired. For more information please contact


The position is offered for the duration of 5 years, starting in November 2012 or soon thereafter. Payment will be in accordance with German public service positions (TVoeD E13/14), 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.


Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of two references before September 14, 2012 to (1 pdf-attachment with max. 5 MB only), or by post to: 


Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie

Verwaltung (SAS2012-09)

Bundesstraße 53

D-20146 Hamburg


Beschreibung: MPGmT



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