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[Met-jobs] MPI-M 2012-17

From "Letscher, Reiner" <>
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Date Wed, 14 Nov 2012 09:44:55 +0100

          The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) is a multidisciplinary center for climate and Earth system research located in Hamburg, Germany. The Hans Ertel Research Center for Clouds and Convection, a basic research initiative located at the MPI-M is funded by the German Weather Service (DWD) to advance basic research related to the parameterization of clouds and convection in large-scale models. As part of the Hans Ertel Center a

Postdoctoral Scientist (SAS2012-17)


          of exceptional ability is sought to understand the scale dependence of poorly resolved convective processes in the context of the WGNE Greyzone Project.


This individual will be responsible for analyzing simulations over a wide range of scales, using large-eddy simulation models, numerical weather forecast models and short time integrations of the ECHAM or ICON climate models, to better understand the scale dependence of convective processes in cold air advection, or outbreak, conditions. Frequent exchanges with scientists at DWD and interactions with other Hans Ertel Research Centers across Germany are expected as well as taking some leadership role in organizing part of the intercomparison study under the WGNE Greyzone umbrella. Prerequisites for the position include strong analytic/diagnostic skills, a strong programming background, and experience working with large data set and meteorological analysis. Interests in advanced methods of sub-gridscale modelling are also welcome, as the work can be extended to explore new formulations of parameterizations of partially resolved processes.


A Ph.D. in meteorology or atmospheric science is desired although exceptional candidates with a PhD in a related field will also be considered.


The initial appointment will be for a period of two years. Payment will be in accordance with a civil service position (TVoeD E13), including extensive social security plans. Conditions of employment follow the rules of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Sciences, and those of the German civil service. For further information on the position, please contact Dr. Cathy Hohenegger (cathy.hohenegger(at) and visit

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology seeks to increase the number of female scientists and encourages them to apply. Handicapped persons with comparable qualifications receive preferential status. All applications (including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, copies of scientific degrees, and the names and contact information of two references), received before January, 2nd 2013 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.


Please send your application, preferably by e-mail to jobs(at) (one PDF-attachment with max. 5MB only including all documents) or by post to:


Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Administration (2012-17)

Bundesstrasse 53

D-20146 Hamburg, Germany



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