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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: Researcher position for climate modelling at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany

Date Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:10:43 +0200

The Institute of Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht invites applications for a

Scientist (m/f)
code-no. 2016/KS 2
starting as soon as possible as part of the BMWi funded research project open_FRED:
“Erstellung von Einspeisezeitreihen der fluktuierenden erneuerbaren Energien auf Basis einer offenen Datenbank”.
The position is limited to two years.

Within the project the contribution of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht will be the production of an atmospheric data set
meeting all the requirements by renewable energy system models. Therefore adaptations of the model code as well as
the development of strategies to evaluate the model results are part of the project.
Areas of responsibilities:
-        literature research with respect to the demand of energy system modelling
-        model source code adaptations of the COSMO-CLM
-        product-based analysis of high resolution wind, radiation and runoff data
-        finding licence models to realize the open source demand of the project
-        organization of workshops
-        compile scientific publications of the findings of the different areas in related international peer-reviewed research journals

Profile of qualifications:
-        an university degree in natural sciences or earth science is essential, a Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline would be beneficial
-        very good knowledge in programming in FORTRAN, Ruby or C and scripting (e.g. R or python) at Unix platforms
-        research experience in the field of regional atmospheric modelling
-        experience in communicating scientific results to scientists
-        excellent written and oral communication skills in English, as well as a record of peer reviewed publications in order to
demonstrate the ability to publish work in scientific literature
-        willingness to work in an international and interdisciplinary team at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany
-        interest on thematic areas related to renewable energy system modelling

Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr. Beate Geyer (

We offer an appropriate salary related to TV-AVH as well as the usual public sector social benefits.
The advancement of equality at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht goes without saying; in particular,
we are striving to increase the percentage of women in the science sector. Severely disabled persons
with equal qualifications will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements.

Please send your application indicating job offer code-no. 2016/KS 2 including your CV,
description of your scientific expertise, publication list, copies of credentials including grades, and names and addresses
of two academic referees preferably by e-mail in one file not larger than 10 MB to

Application period from June 28th, 2016 to July 26th 2016

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht
Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH
Max-Planck-Straße 1 I 21502 Geesthacht I Deutschland/Germany

Geschäftsführer/Board of Management: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kaysser, Dipl.-Ing. Michael Ganß
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrates/Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Ministerialdirigent Dr. Herbert Zeisel
Amtsgericht Lübeck HRB 285 GE (Register Court)

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