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[Met-jobs] GERICS Job Offer 2017/CS6: Senior Scientist ESM

Date Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:06:32 +0200

Senior Scientist (m/f)
code no. 2017/CS 6
The place of employment is Hamburg.

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht in Geesthacht, near Hamburg, and in Teltow, near Berlin, conducts materials and coastal research. You can find more information at

The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), a scientific organizational entity of Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, invites applications for a Senior Scientist (m/f), as soon as possible,as part of the Helmholtz society funded activity “Advanced Earth System Modelling Capacity” (ESM). Within the first phase of ESM a flexible framework for the effective coupling of existing earth system model components will be developed and applied by conducting frontier simulations as demonstration cases.

The position is limited till 31.03.2020.

Areas of responsibilities:
-        Develop and evaluate the next generation limited-area climate model of GERICS.
-        Develop modular coupling interfaces for a limited-area climate model component within the ESM framework which may include but is not limited to interfaces with socio-economic models.
-        Conduct and evaluate selected frontier climate simulations with the newly developed model framework within ESM.
-        Contribute thematically and technically to the progress of the entire modelling framework within ESM.
-        Compile scientific and technical publications of the findings of the different areas in related international peer-reviewed research journals.

Profile of qualifications:
-        A university degree in meteorology, physics, maths or other related disciplines in natural sciences and earth science is essential. A Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline would be beneficial.
-        Extensive experience in the field of regional or global modelling of the climate or Earth system, preferably experience with limited-area climate models and their coupling with other earth system model components.
-        Extensive experience in using high-performance computing facilities.
-        Familiarity with the analysis of data sets from climate models. Excellent knowledge of the programming language Fortran. Profound knowledge in appropriate programming languages such as Python and R and experience with Linux/Unix computer environments.
-        Experience in communicating scientific results to scientists.
-        Experience in contributing (scientifically and organizationally) to international scientific projects and networks, such as the EURO-CORDEX initiative.
-        Excellent written and oral communication skills in German and English, as well as a record of peer reviewed publications in order to demonstrate the skill to publish the work in scientific journals.
-        Willingness to work in an international and interdisciplinary team at the Climate Service Center Germany. Interest beyond the pure scientific analysis of data and processes is expected as the focus of our center is on the provision of decision making knowledge.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr. Kevin Sieck ( or Prof. Daniela Jacob (

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. 2017/CS 6 including your CV, description of your scientific expertise, publication list, copies of credentials including grades, and names and addresses of three academic referees preferably by e-mail in one file not larger than 10 MB to personal@hzg.deor to Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Max-Planck-Straße 1, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany.

Closing date for application is April 21st, 2017.

Elke Lord
Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS)
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht
Chilehaus, Eingang B
Fischertwiete 1
20095 Hamburg

Fon +49 (0)40-226 338-402
Fax +49 (0)40-226 338-163

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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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