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[Met-jobs] 3-year postdoc position in downscaling and glacier modeling, University of Bremen, Germany

From Ben Marzeion <>
Date Fri, 24 Aug 2018 16:03:45 +0200

The Institute of Geography at the University of Bremen invites applications for the following academic position, starting January 1, 2019, for the duration of three years:

Postdoctoral Researcher
salary grade EG 13 TV-L
full time position
reference number:  A223/18

The postdoc will work in the Climate Lab of the Institute of Geography (, in the project “Reconstruction of Climate and Glacier Evolution on a Centennial Time Scale”. This project, funded by the German Research Foundation, is part of a close network of projects jointly working on the “Sensitivity of High Alpine Geosystems to Climate Change Since 1850”.

The postdoc will set up and maintain automatic weather stations in high alpine settings of the European Alps and analyze data from previously existing stations, perform dynamical downscaling experiments of an ensemble of global reanalysis data sets using the Weather and Research Forecast Model (WRF), reconstruct glacier evolution using the Open Global Glacier Model (, and perform comprehensive uncertainty analyses of the downscaling and glacier reconstruction experiments.

To apply successfully, you will:
• have a PhD in a field of Earth science, physics, or mathematics with a strong background in numerical modeling of the atmosphere or glaciers (ideally, but not necessarily, both);
• have a publication record in peer-reviewed, international journals;
• have in-depth understanding of advanced model validation methods and uncertainty analysis;
• be fluent in English (equivalent to CEFR level C1).

It will be advantageous if you can demonstrate experience in:
• setting up and maintaining automatic weather stations;
• applying for competitive, external funding;
• working in a supercomputing environment.

Proficiency in German is not necessary, but may be helpful for everyday life in Bremen.

The University of Bremen is an equal opportunity employer and aims particularly at increasing the share of female scientists employed 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 September 13th, 2018 to:

Universität Bremen
Fachbereich 8
Ms Koppen  – Reference number A223/18
Bibliothekstraße 1
28359 Bremen

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

All applications received before September 13th, 2018 will be considered, thereafter review will continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the position should be addressed to Ben Marzeion ( or Inga Labuhn (

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