August 2014
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[Met-jobs] Postdoc Position at the University of Giessen (Germany)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Tue, 5 Aug 2014 08:56:22 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Within the DFG funded „Ensemble projections of hydro-biogeochemical
fluxes under climate change“/,/the Chair for Climatology, Climate
Dynamics and Climate Change (Prof. J. Luterbacher), Department of
Geography, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany, offers a

3-year fulltime Postdoc in statistical climatology/modelling, starting
1st November 2014

Payment will be according to „Entgeltgruppe 13 Tarifvertrag Hessen (TV-H)“.

Duties: Set up of an ensemble of climate models and statistical
downscaling to investigate the predictive uncertainties of different
chains of models as well as their combined uncertainty. CORDEX
simulations (Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment;
<>EURO-CORDEX) as well as regional
process models in combination with instrumental data will be analysed
and statistical downscaling will be applied to two selected catchments
in Germany and the UK. Extreme Value Theory will be performed using
meteorological data and downscaled model output for the 20th century and
first part of the 21st century. In collaboration with Prof. Lutz Breuer
(Chair of Landscape, Water and Biogeochemical Cycles, Institute for
Landscape Ecology and Resources Management, Department of Agriculture,
Ecotrophology and Environmental Management) the combination of climate
model ensembles and hydro-biogeochemical model ensembles will be studied
with probabilistic and deterministic methods.

Requirements: Candidates should have a PhD in natural sciences and
strong programming and statistical background, handling large data sets
and GIS. Experience in project management and ability to work
efficiently in an international team in multidisciplinary projects are
essential. Applicants must provide evidence of high-quality research and
a very good publication record in peer-reviewed journals. A motivated,
well organized, creative and enthusiastic team-player who will
contribute to the group’s scientific success is much welcomed.

The Justus Liebig University aims to employ more women in academic
research. We therefore particularly encourage female candidates to apply.

The Justus Liebig University aims to position itself as a
family-friendly university. Applicants with children are welcome to apply.

Please send your application as a single PDF file exclusively via Email
to Prof. Juerg Luterbacher (
until the end of August 2014. The PDF should include a CV, 1-page letter
of motivation, list of peer-reviewed publications and copies of study

Prof. Juerg Luterbacher, PhD
Department of Geography
Climatology, Climate Dynamics and Climate Change
Justus Liebig University Giessen
Senckenbergstrasse 1
D-35390 Giessen

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