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[Met-jobs] PhD Position, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany

From Daniela Domeisen <>
Date Mon, 21 Dec 2015 09:48:31 +0100

The Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR) is one of the leading institutes in the field of marine sciences. With 950 employees and a yearly budget of 72 Mio , its major goal is fundamental and applied research in all areas of marine sciences. The GEOMAR division “Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics” is offering a

PhD position

in the research unit Marine Meteorology in the newly founded working group Atmospheric Dynamics and Prediction.

Job Description:

Atmospheric predictions on weekly to monthly timescales are highly sought after in industry applications, but they still represent a significant challenge to the scientific community.

The successful candidate will pursue research on subseasonal to seasonal variability and predictability, the coupling between the tropics and the midlatitudes, including the predictability of stratosphere-troposphere coupling.

The work will involve the statistical analysis of model output and observations, numerical modelling with a general circulation model, and theory.

Depending on interest, the project can be expanded to include applications for industry stakeholders.


  • Diploma or Master’s degree in natural sciences, e.g. Meteorology, Atmospheric Dynamics, Climate Physics, Physics, or equivalent

  • Knowledge of the dynamics of the atmosphere and interactions with the ocean

  • Preferable: Experience with climate modeling, analysis of climate model

    simulations and/or application of statistical methods

  • Very good programming skills (Unix/Linux, Fortran, Matlab)

  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team

  • Fluent in English

    The position will remain open until filled, with a flexible start date. The salary will be 75% class 13 TVöD of the German salary scale for public employees.

    GEOMAR is an equal opportunity employer and encourages female scientists and scientists with disabilities to apply. Provided equal qualification, they will be preferentially considered.

    Please send your application for this position (letter of motivation, CV), including two names for possible references, with the subject “Doktorand/ME” by email in pdf format to the personnel office (Angela Schlüter, aschlueter(at) until 22 January 2016.

    For further information about the position please contact Prof. Dr. Daniela Domeisen, For more information about GEOMAR and the Helmholtz Association visit or

Prof. Dr. Daniela Domeisen

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics / Marine Meteorology
Düsternbrooker Weg 20
24105 Kiel, Germany

Phone: +49 431 600-4061

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