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[Met-jobs] Postdoc position in glacier modeling at the U. of Bremen, Germany

From Ben Marzeion <>
Date Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:44:41 +0200

The Institute of Geography at the University of Bremen invites applications for the following academic position, starting as soon as possible, until the end of the project on April 30, 2020:

Postdoctoral Researcher
salary grade EG 13 TV-L
full time position
Reference number:  A85/17

The postdoc will work in the Climate Lab of the Institute of Geography (, in the project "Ice-Ocean Interaction of Peripheral Greenland Glaciers", funded by the German Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF) within the collaborative project cluster GReenland ice sheet/OCEan Interaction (GROCE).

The postdoc will develop, implement, and validate a parametrization for submarine melt and calving of peripheral glaciers in Greenland, within the framework of the Open Global Glacier Model (see Based on this parametrization, the 20th century mass change of peripheral glaciers in Greenland will be reconstructed, and their 21st century mass change will be projected.

Close collaboration is expected with other glaciologists and oceanographers within the project cluster, e.g., to obtain data for calibration and validation, to distribute runoff estimates used as a boundary condition for other models, and to ensure consistency with ice-sheet model-based mass change estimates.

To apply successfully, you will:
- have a PhD in a field of Earth science with proven, strong mathematical/physical background, or a PhD in physics/mathematics/informatics with previous experience in an Earth science;
- have a publication record in peer-reviewed, international journals;
- have demonstrated skills in scientific programming;
- be fluent in English (equivalent to CEFR level C1).

It will be advantageous if you can demonstrate:
- experience in glaciology and/or oceanography;
- experience in applying for competitive, external funding;
- working experience in a supercomputing environment;
- working experience with Python;
- proficiency in German.

The University of Bremen is an equal opportunity employer and aims particularly at increasing the share of female faculty members in research and teaching. Thus, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply. International applications and those from candidates with a migration background are explicitly appreciated. Candidates with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualifications.

Please submit your application including the reference number, a letter of motivation, CV (with copies of certificates), and contact details of two referees until 4, May 2017 to:

Universität Bremen
Fachbereich 8/ Sozialwissenschaften
Frau Korte – Reference number A85/17
Universitäts-Boulevard 13
28359 Bremen

or per E-Mail to (Administration of the Department of Social Sciences, University of Bremen)

Questions regarding the positon should be addressed to Ben Marzeion (

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