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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: Position in "Earth System Knowledge Platform - Observation, Information & Transfer (ESKP)")

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Sat, 25 Aug 2012 19:29:29 +0000

Postdoc Position (m/f)
Code no. 2012/KS 8


The Institute for Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geestacht in 
Geesthacht, near Hamburg, Germany, invites applications for a 3-year Postdoc 
Position (m/f) with a possible extension for the project "Earth System 
Knowledge Platform - Observation, Information & Transfer (ESKP)"

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 and 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 ESKP, and the 
leader of Work package "Hochwasser, Stürme oder Sturmfluten, Erosion, Unfälle 
in der Deutschen Bucht" which aims at developing tools for synoptic analysis of 
coastal environment in the German Boight and elsewhere needed to solve 
practical tasks accompanying offshore activities (Öl- und Gasförderung, 
Windenergie) and address catastrophic events. The foreseen work combines modern 
observational methods, advanced numerical modelling and data assimilation. 
Specific users-oriented products will be developed including currents, wind 
waves, thermodynamic and biogeochemistry fields. Another focal activity will be 
concerned with the longer-term analyses of environmental changes and their 
relevance to solving practical problems related to Marine Strategy Directive 
and coastal protection.

The successful applicant will have a PhD 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 
requirements.

Please send your application indicating job offer Code no. 2012/KS 8 to 
Max-Planck-Straße 1, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany, or to the e-mail-address: 
personal@hzg.de. Please include your CV, a statement of interest and the names 
and addresses of three references. Closing date for applications is September 
10th, 2012.



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