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[Met-jobs] Post-doctoral Position at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Campus Alpin (Germany)

From Roger Brugge <>
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Date Mon, 7 Nov 2016 10:44:08 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Post-doctoral position: Modelling yields and soil carbon processes in
African croplands

We seekto fill a post-doctoral position in the Plant-Atmosphere
Interactions group at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology’s Campus Alpin
(IMK-IFU) located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
(<>), Germany. The position
contributes to the GIZ funded project /Scaling up soil carbon
enhancement interventions for food security and climate across complex
landscapes in Kenya and Ethiopia//. /Expected starting date is February

Main tasks include

·To further develop and evaluate the dynamic global vegetation modelling
framework LPJ-GUESS, especially with respect to modelling crop-yields
and soil processes

·To explore the use of relevant input data on different spatial and
temporal resolutions and to explore possible interactions with
fine-scale models such as DNDC

·To perform model simulations and analyse outputs

·To contribute to the group’s general activities (i.e. some teaching,
and project administration)

We offer

Work in a multi-disciplinary and friendly research environment, well
connected to international networks and activities.

Salary will be equivalent to the public service TV-L EG13, depending on
qualifications and experience. The appointment will be for up to 2.5 – 3

Required qualifications

You will have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline (e.g.,
meteorology, soil physics, environmental sciences), and strong,
demonstrable skills in computer modelling and the analysis of large
scale datasets.

The main development language is C++, while other scripting languages
are also used. You will need to have proficiency in the English
language, both spoken and in writing. Willingness to travel is essential.


Applications should be sent by email to Prof. Almut Arneth
( by 16 December 2016, quoting the reference number
ACS-01. Please send a copy of your CV including a publication list, a
short (1-2 page) letter of motivation and contact details for 2
referees. The motivation letter should clearly state your skills, and
how you feel you could contribute to the main tasks.

Applications that are incomplete or do not address these criteria will
not be considered.

KIT strives to achieve gender balance at all levels of employment. We
therefore particularly encourage female candidates to apply for this
position. With appropriate qualifications, applications from persons
with handicaps will be treated with preference.

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