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[Met-jobs] PhD Position at the Alfred Wegener Institute (Germany)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Tue, 27 Oct 2015 10:36:32 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Ph. D. Position in Paleoclimate Modeling at the Alfred Wegener Institute
(AWI), Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany

Background and tasks:
The position is linked to the BMBF-Project titled „PLOT –
Paläolimnologischer Transekt“, which will improve our knowledge and
understanding of the climate and environmental history of the Eurasian
Arctic. The focus of this position will be on modeling of changes of the
water cycle and its isotopic composition during the last approx. 140,000
years. Simulations with a complex Earth System Model as well as with a
spatially high-resolution atmosphere model will be performed and
compared to data from various paleoclimate archives.

Successful candidates will have have a Master Sc. in physics,
meteorology, or closely related environmental science disciplines and
ideally should have a strong interest in atmospheric physics,
geosciences and paleoclimate studies. Well-founded knowledge of basic
physics and geosciences is a requirement. We are looking for candidates
with enthusiasm and, if possible, first hands-on experience with coding
and running global climate models as well as programming experiences in
FORTRAN and Unix scripting. Candidates should have a strong motivation
and ability to work in a highly interdisciplinary and international
environment. They should be willing to present their results at
international conferences and to publish in peer-review journals. Fluent
English in written and oral form is mandatory.

The successful applicant will become a member of the Paleoclimate
Dynamics Group at AWI Bremerhaven
The research focus of this group is the analysis of different climate
conditions in the past and the identification of driving mechanisms
causing climate change.

The position is limited to 3 years. The salary will be paid in
accordance with the German Tarifvertrag des öffentlichen Dienstes (TVöD
Bund), salary level 13 (66%). The place of employment will be Bremerhaven.

The full job offer can be found at

As Ph.D. student at AWI you will obtain the opportunity to subscribe to
the Helmholtz Graduate School for Polar and Marine Research ‘POLMAR’

Applications including CV, degree certificates, a statement of research
interests and names and addresses of two referees should be submitted by
November 1st, 2015 referencing code 95/D/Kli to: Alfred-Wegener-Institut
für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Personalabteilung (human resources),
Postfach 12 01 61, 27515 Bremerhaven / Germany (or by e-mail (all
documents merged into one PDF file) to: <>.

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