October 2015
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[Met-jobs] New Job at MPI-M (W013)

From "Letscher, Reiner" <>
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Date Thu, 15 Oct 2015 15:08:10 +0000

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) is a multidisciplinary center for climate and Earth system research located in Hamburg, Germany. The institute’s involvement in the project ESiWACE (Excellence in Simulation of Weather and Climate in Europe) will substantially improve the efficiency and productivity of our climate simulation capabilities and support the end-to-end workflow of global Earth system modelling on high-performance computing platforms. In ESiWACE we are looking for a


Scientific Programmer Workflow Environment
Ref. MPIM-W013)


The project ESiWACE has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme grant agreement No 675191.



The successful candidate will improve our modeling environment for easier uptake and use by our scientists. You will support scientific excellence by provisioning access to IT environments for effective use of HPC and big data infrastructures, which allow scientists to more easily design and carry out simulation campaigns that seamlessly exploit the existing modelling framework, including the inherent value of model diversity. You will help improve the ease-of-use of the software, computing and data-handling infrastructure for our scientists from the applications through the software stack to the hardware. You will aid reducing the skills gaps for individual scientists by sharing best practice through worked examples using typical use-cases in the institute, and propose avenues for co-design of system software and architectures between industry and applications.


Qualifications / experience

·         A university degree in scientific computing, computational sciences, data sciences or numerical geoinformatics or geosciences; a PhD is advantageous

·         Advanced knowledge in software development with C, C++, Go, Java, Python and / or scripting languages; knowledge of Fortran a plus

·         Rich experience with UNIX/Linux operating systems, good understanding of software installation and data management, preferably in a geo-scientific context; knowledge of the CDOs and similar tools a plus

·         Knowledge, preferably in more than two, of the areas: Earth system modelling, numerical experiment design, high performance computing, grid computing, high-volume data analysis, data base design/applications, web frameworks / web services.

·         Fluency in English is expected, plus fluency in one other EU language

·         Good communication skills

For this position frequent international travel is required.


Employment conditions

·         The position is offered for two years starting at November 1, 2015 or later.

·         Payment will be in accordance with German public service positions (TVoeD E13/14), including extensive social security plans. The conditions of employment, including upgrades and duration, follow the rules of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Sciences and those of the German civil service.

·         Our institute takes all measures to implement the principles set out in the Commission Recommendation on the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers regarding working conditions, transparent recruitment process based on merit and career development (in compliance with the Art.32 of the grant agreement with the European Commission).


Selection process

A selection panel will be established. The selection will follow the rules of the Code of Conduct for Researcher Recruitment codeOfConduct
The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology seeks to increase the number of female scientist and encourages them to apply. Handicapped persons with comparable qualifications receive preferential status.


Selection criteria

Candidates will be evaluated based on their qualifications and ability to fulfill the responsibilities as outlined for this project.


How to submit your application for this post
Please submit:
1)    A cover letter
2)    A detailed curriculum vitae
3)    The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of two references 
by uploading the documents in our online Webtool:

Deadline for applying

This vacancy has been opened 15 October 2015. A first cut-off date for the collection of the applications is foreseen on 15 November 2015. If the position is not filled, this vacancy announcement will be re-published indicating a second cut-off date.


Further information on this position

For further information, please contact Reinhard Budich ( or Karl-Hermann Wieners ( Do not forward your application to this email address, the applications need to be submitted through the online Webtool (see link above).


ESiWACE has received funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme  grant agreement No 675191


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