March 2018
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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Fellow in Atmospheric Science / Oceanography

From "Schmale Julia Yvonne (PSI)" <>
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Date Thu, 29 Mar 2018 15:09:08 +0000

The Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE) gathered data and samples of many different types during a three-month research expedition. The "Delivering Added-value to Antarctica" (ACE-DATA) project will generate new interdisciplinary knowledge about the Southern Ocean and create a platform through which the ACE data will be made publicly available. The focus of the project will be on air-sea interactions and will deal specifically with a sub-set of these datasets collected during the expedition. ACE-DATA is a joint project between the Swiss Polar Institute, the Swiss Data Science Center, the Paul Scherrer Institute and other ACE project members worldwide. ASAID will investigate ocean-atmosphere interactions from ocean physics, chemistry and productivity, meteorological variables and atmospheric gases and aerosols, based on in situ measurements, satellite observations and modeling results.

For the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition DATA project in the Aerosol Physics Group we are looking for a

Postdoctoral Fellow

Atmospheric Science / Oceanography

Your tasks

The successful applicant will be working on the ACE-DATA project. The main tasks include leading the ‘Antarctic Sea-Atmosphere Interactions Data’ (ASAID) sub-project and supporting the set-up of the ACE Database in coordination with the respective work package leaders. Different international research groups are involved with their datasets and scientific support in this sub-project. This will require high level coordination and communication skills of the candidate. Your main task involves collecting and harmonizing data from a number of ACE projects involved in ASAID; testing the functioning of the platform as coordinated by the data manager; develop the research questions and analyze the large ACE datasets using advanced statistical and programming tools in collaboration with project partners and the Swiss Data Science Centre; organize teleconferences and workshops to discuss data with the project partners; publish the results and assist with publication of the datasets.

Your profile

  • PhD in atmospheric science, oceanography, earth system science or similar, or alternatively data science combined with a background in earth system science
  • Handling large data sets of diverse nature and in various formats
  • Good programming skills (e.g. Python) and demonstrable programming experience
  • Project management and communication skills
  • Experience in the application of advanced statistical methods on large datasets, and experience with SQL and Linux are an advantage
  • High proficiency in spoken and written English

We offer

Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.

Your employment contract is limited to 2 years.

For further information please contact Dr Julia Schmale, phone +41 56 310 49 67.




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