May 2016
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[Met-jobs] PostDoc Position at AWI (Germany)

From Qiang Wang <>
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Date Thu, 12 May 2016 16:03:58 +0200

The Climate Dynamics section at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Bremerhaven, Germany,
is seeking to appoint a PostDoc scientist with
a background in ocean or climate modeling.

Background and tasks: The position is funded by the German ministry for education and research (BMBF). The research focus is to improve the understanding of the large-scale influence of the inflow from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic through the Agulhas system. The coupled FESOM-ECHAM climate model is to be used in this project. The model resolution in the Agulhas Current System and other relevant key regions will be locally refined to be mesoscale eddy resolving in the unstructured-mesh ocean model FESOM. The successful applicant will be responsible for setting up the model system, running the experiments on supercomputers, analyzing the results, participation in scientific conferences and publication in peer reviewed journals.

PhD in oceanography, climate science, physics or mathematics. Demonstrated skill/proficiency in Fortran or C, fluency in English. Furthermore, experience with configuring and running ocean/climate models and experience in publishing in the peer-reviewed literature are all distinct advantages.

Length of contract: 2 years

Starting date: 1st July, 2016 or later

Salary: Payment will be in accordance with the German Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst (TvöD 13).

For further information: Dr. Qiang Wang (E-Mail:

Prof. Dr. Thomas Jung (E-Mail:

The Alfred Wegener Insitute is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages female scientists and scientists with disabilities to apply.

Applications including CV, statement of research interest, and degree certificates should be submitted by 30 May 2016 under reference number 78/D/KL via email (in one PDF file),
or via post to: Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Personalabteilung (human resources), Postfach 120161, 27515 Bremerhaven, Germany


Dr. Qiang Wang
Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI)
Bremerhaven Germany
Tel: +49(471)4831-1767
Fax: +49(471)4831-1797

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