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[Met-jobs] PhD am MPI-M (W024)

From "Letscher, Reiner" <>
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Date Thu, 12 May 2016 13:39:33 +0000

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, a multidisciplinary centre for climate and Earth system research located in Hamburg, Germany, invites applications for


1 PhD (m/f) in the field of geophysical turbulence.


The applicant will be part of the Max Planck Research GroupTurbulent Mixing Processes in the Earth Systemand will investigate large-scale turbulent structures in the unstable planetary boundary layer. The tools will be theory and numerical simulations.


Qualifications / Experience

·         The applicant is expected to have a M.Sc. or diploma in geosciences, mechanical engineering, physics, mathematics, or a related field.

·         A good knowledge in classical mechanics, in particular fluid mechanics is required.

·         Basic knowledge of numerical analysis and statistical methods is of advantage.

·         Good skills in programming and computer science will be regarded very favourably, since the applicant will work with large-scale computing systems (unix or GNU/linux OS, parallel computing).

·         The working language is English.


Employment conditions

·         The position is offered for three years.

·         This Ph.D. position is part of the International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM).

·         Payment will be in accordance with German public service positions up to TVoeD E13/65%, including extensive social security plans. The conditions of employment follow the rules of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Sciences and those of the German civil service.

·         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.


How to submit your application
Please submit
1) a cover letter,
2) a detailed curriculum vitae,
3) copies of certificates, and
4) two reference letters
by uploading the documents in our online application system:
Deadline for applying

Please submit your application until 26 June 2016.


Further information on this position

For further information, please contact Dr. Juan Pedro Mellado (juan-pedro.mellado(at)


Note that applications will be accepted only when submitted via the online application system (see link above).


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