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[Met-jobs] Position at HU Berlin: microscale urban climate model development

From Sebastian Schubert <>
Date Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:47:26 +0100

Pending approval of external funding, the Faculty of Mathematics and
Natural Sciences, Department of Geography of the Humboldt University
Berlin invites applications for a scientist position (100%, temporary
for 3 years) starting earliest June 1st, 2016. Salary is according to
German state wage agreement for scientific staff (E13 TV-L HU). After
all social security and tax deductions annual net salary ranges between
28.000 and 32.000 EUR depending on social status.

The successful applicant will work in a national initiative developing
and evaluating a microscale urban climate model. The task will be to
implement a radiation scheme for the model's building-resolving mode and
an urban canopy parametrization scheme for the model's coarse mode. The
project is organised as a collaboration with partners from Hanover,
Offenburg, Karlsruhe, Cologne, the Free University of Berlin and the
German Weather Service.

Applicants must hold a MSc or PhD in geography or neighbouring fields
with core area in either physical geography, computer sciences,
meteorology, physics, mathematics, engineering or similar. Ample
knowledge of urban climate or radiation exchange modelling as well as
extensive experience with programming, preferably in Fortran, are
prerequisites. Excellent mastery of English in both written and oral
form is required. Sufficient knowledge of German is advantageous.

Along with your application please provide a motivation letter,
curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and documents as well as
information on scientific publications and names of two referees. Please
send your application to Dr. Sebastian Schubert, Unter den Linden 6,
D-10099 Berlin, Germany or email it as a PDF attachment to

The Humboldt University is seeking to increase the proportion of women
in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female
candidates to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent
qualifications will be given preferential consideration. Since we will
not return your documents, please only submit copies in the application.
Please email Dr. Schubert in case you require further information.

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