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[Met-jobs] Scientific Programmer Position at Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:27:39 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Dear colleagues!

The Institute of Meteorology from the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)
invites applications to the open position of a scientific programmer.

Research Scientist (Scientific Programmer)
Duration of contract 1. July 2013 - 31. August 2015
Salary according to the german civil service E13 TV-L (~3200 euro/month

MiKlip - <<> is a major program funded by BMBF
for conducting research on decadal climate prediction. Different modules
on initial conditions/initialisation (A), processes and modelling (B),
regionalisation (C), synthesis (D) and validation (E) cooperate in
developing a model system for forecasting the near future of both
natural variability and anthropogenic climate change. The following
position is open at Freie Universität Berlin:

Job description: As part of MiKlip module D, an integrated data and
application system for standardised evaluation of model simulations will
be developed (<>). This means
establishing the technical implementation of this back-end evaluation
system, visualisation tools and a user friendly web interface. The
system structure includes the incorporation of existing and new
observation based data and the provision of data used for evaluation.

Conditions of Employment: Master or equivalent in the field of natural
or engineering sciences, mathematics or computer sciences.

Desirable qualifications:
+ Experience in implementation user friendly application systems of large
(scientific) data including quicklook tools and web based platforms +
Experience in the development of modular applications to continuously
extent functionality.
+ Understanding of methods from statistics, numerical implementation of
mathematical equations and data mining
+ Very good programming skills in Python and Bash and experience in at
least one high performance language e.g. Fortran, C/C++, preparing data
base systems (SQL), quality control and software versioning
+ Knowledge of processing and visualizing large scale data with
statistical programming tools (e.g. Python, R, etc.)
+ Ability to conduct scientific work independently as well as work in a
team and the willingness to travel
+ Fluency in English, some knowledge of German

Applications including all relevant documents and quoting the mentioned
application code 24032600/2013/MikInt02 should be submitted by May, 20th
2013 to <> or mail to

Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Geowissenschaften
Institut f. Meteorologie
Herrn Prof. Dr. Ulrich Cubasch
Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10
12165 Berlin

Feel welcome to circulate the advertisement among potential candidates and

Best regards,
Christopher Kadow

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