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[Met-jobs] Postdoc Position at the at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany)

From Roger Brugge <>
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Date Mon, 1 Aug 2016 10:22:56 +0000

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Postdoc position in land surface modelling

The Collaborative Research Centre 990 / CRC 990
(<>) at the Georg-August-Universität
Göttingen is offering a position in the Scientific Project A07 /
Modelling biogeochemical processes in rainforest transformation systems
in Sumatra (Indonesia) at the Bioclimatology group.

The position is based in the university city of Gottingen, Germany,
includes short visits to Indonesia, and forms part of a large,
multi-year project investigating the effect of land-use changes on
multiple dimensions in a representative forest – rubber – oil palm
landscape in Indonesia.

Work will focus on modelling biogeophysical and biogeochemical processes
using the Community Land Model (CLM).

The position will be limited to 31.12.2019 and should be filled by 1st
October 2016. The salary is in accordance with the German public service
salary scale, corresponding to 100% TV-L E13 level and currently
equalling 39.80 working hours per week.

Your duties
Tasks will include data compilation, model development (e.g.
representing carbon and water cycles of rubber plantations in CLM),
calibration and validation of existing and new parameterizations in CLM
for the key land cover types (forest, oil palm, rubber), simulation of
various land-use change and climate change scenarios, analysis and
interpretation of model results, presentation of results nationally and
internationally, publishing in peer-reviewed journals. A high degree of
collaboration with other working groups/researchers is expected.

Your profile
•       Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in meteorology,
biogeochemistry, physics, mathematics, geography, plant ecology,
environmental or agricultural sciences, or related disciplines by
appointment start date.
•       Research experience with land surface models, e.g. the Community Land
Model, or other types of earth system models
•       Ability to develop representations of coupled terrestrial ecosystem
processes and familiarity with methods to benchmark models against a
variety of observations are preferred
•       Expertise in scientific programming (e.g. Fortran, …)
•       Scientific creativity shown by a track record of original and
innovative research on a related topic
•       Proficiency in English

The University of Gottingen is an equal opportunities employer and
places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women.
Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in
which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to
being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in
balancing work and family life. Disabled persons with equivalent
aptitude will be favoured.

Please send your application with letter of motivation, CV with copies
of certificates, list of publications and contacts of references in
electronic form as a single pdf-file by 19 August 2016 to Prof. A. Knohl
(subject EFFORTS A07, <>). If you have any
questions, please contact: <>. Information
about the bioclimatology group can be found at

The documents will be destroyed after a holding period of three months.

Alexander Knohl
Professor of Bioclimatology
Georg-August University of Göttingen
Büsgenweg 2, 37077 Göttingen, Germany


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