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[Met-jobs] Project Leader positions in Climate Research at Pusan National University, South Korea

From Axel Timmermann <>
Date Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:27:24 -1000

Project Leader positions in Climate Research 
at  Pusan National University

The new IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP) (scheduled to open on January 1st, 2017, upon final approval of Korean government) at Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea, is seeking to recruit Project Leaders in the following fields:

1) Past-to-future transient climate modeling 
2) Paleo climate dynamics (large-scale processes and modeling)
3) Polar processes (ice-sheet-ocean-sea ice-atmosphere dynamics)  

The successful applicants, with at least 6 years of postdoctoral experience, will lead and supervise a small research team (1-2 research fellows) to conduct innovative, cutting-edge research leading to high-impact publications in international refereed journals. The project leaders will closely interact with the ICCP director and other research groups within the center. Travel and workshop funds will be available and access to a new supercomputer will be established in 2017/18.

Applicants should be emerging leaders in their field and have a PhD or equivalent in physical oceanography, atmospheric science, climate dynamics (or related). Applicants should have an outstanding publication record, a high level of independence and proven leadership skills and experience. 

The positions are fixed term (initially 3 years) with possibility for renewal of up to ten years. The salary range will be equivalent to 70,000-80,000 USD (including social benefits) + incentives. The closing date for the application is 10/15/2016.

Informal enquiries regarding further details of the positions can be made to the Director of the ICCP, Prof. Axel Timmermann (, +1-808-9562720

The IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP) will be dedicated to advancing the understanding of natural climate variability, man-made climate change and their impacts on the hydrological cycle, regional processes, ice-sheets and sea level.

Application procedure:
Please submit a cover letter, statement of your research plans, curriculum vitae, the name of 3-5 references, and a pdf file of three key publications to Ms. Ji Kim (, Please indicate in your application, which project leader position you are applying for.

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