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[Met-jobs] Ph.D. Position at the Institute for Coastal Research of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (Germany)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Tue, 26 Nov 2013 14:04:24 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

The Institute for Coastal Research of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht
(Germany) invites applications for a 3 year Ph.D. position

Ph.D. position (m/f)

code no. 2013/KS 3

starting April 1st, 2014, as part of the European Initial Training
Network ARAMACC Annually-resolved archives of marine climate change -
development of molluscan sclerochronology for marine environmental
monitoring and climatology, a collaboration between nine
internationally-renowned research teams in UK, Germany, Norway, Croatia,
France, Netherlands and Portugal <aramacc.com> . The overall objectives
of the project are the construction of a network of shell-based
chronologies over the past few centuries for the climatically important
North East Atlantic region and understand their decadal and mutidecadal
variations with the help of their joint analysis of millennial climate
simulations with global atmosphere-ocean models.

This position is based at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht. The
successful candidate will analyse climate simulations over the past
millennium belonging to the Climate Model Intercomparison Project, and
are already available. The focus of the analysis will lie in the decadal
and multidecadal variability in the North Atlantic region with special
emphasis on the ocean circulation and the coupling between the
atmosphere and the ocean. One main objective will be to compare these
climate simulations with the information provided by the molluscan
chronologies, assess the level of coherence between models and
reconstructions and help mechanistically explain the variability
observed in the chronologies.

The successful candidate ideally holds a degree in oceanography,
meteorology, physics, environmental sciences, and is familiar with the
statistical analysis of large climate data sets, in particular of ocean
simulations. Some familiarity with software tools, such as R,
Mathematica, Matlab or Fortran is an advantage. Experience with
Linux/Unix computer environments is required. A genuine interest in
areas beyond climate modelling is highly desirable, such as the
interpretation of climate proxy records. Very good command of English,
written and spoken, is required.

For this position the EU mobility rules apply. At the time of
recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided
or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country
of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years
immediately prior to the reference date.

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is an equal opportunity employer for
women, minorities, and people with disabilities, and strives to increase
the percentage of women in the science sector. Severely disabled persons
with equal qualifications will be considered preferentially.

Please, send your application as single pdf-file (!) including a short
letter of motivation, CV, and list of publications indicating job offer
code no. 2013/KS 3 to our human resources <personal@hzg.de> and to
<eduardo.zorita@hzg.de>

Application period from November 12th, 2013 to January 15th, 2014



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