February 2019
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[Met-jobs] New Job at MPI-M Hamburg W056

From "Letscher, Reiner" <>
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Date Thu, 7 Feb 2019 07:38:35 +0000

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) is an internationally renowned centre for climate research located in Hamburg, Germany. The MPI-M provides a vibrant international and interdisciplinary environment for conducting scientific research as well as access to state-of-the-art scientific facilities. The institute is located in the heart of one of Europe’s most liveable cities, and is embedded in an environment known worldwide for its breadth of climate research.

The MPI-M has opened a position for a

Postdoctoral Scientist (W056)

in the area of global storm-resolving modelling. An ambitious postdoc is sought to help, and in some cases lead, the development and application of the next generation global-storm resolving climate and weather model, ICON. The successful candidate will have considerable latitude in articulating the research applications of these new and state of the art tools, and will contribute to one of only a few efforts worldwide to develop these approaches for both practical applications and advancing the frontiers of knowledge. Experience working with non-hydrostatic atmospheric models, and a deep understanding of atmospheric moist processes is desired.



·       Contribute to the further development and application of ICON.

·       Disseminate results of research through usual forums (papers, conferences).

·       Actively contribute to the vibrant intellectual culture of the institute.



·       A PhD in atmospheric/climate science or a related field.

·       Outstanding computational skills.

·       An ability to articulate and pursue a clear and recognizable line of research.


Employment conditions

  • The position is initially offered for 3 years.
  • Payment will be in accordance with German public service positions (TVoeD E14), including extensive social security plans. The conditions of employment, including upgrades and duration, follow the rules of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Sciences and those of the German civil service.

·        The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

·        Handicapped persons with comparable qualifications receive preferential status.


Selection criteria

Candidates will be evaluated based on their track record of accomplishment and assessed potential for creative and independent research in the thematic focii articulated above. Because the position is for post-doctoral training, candidates with PhDs received in 2017 or after are preferred.



How to submit your application for this post

Please submit:

  1. A cover letter
  2. A detailed curriculum vitae incl. a list of publications
  3. The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of two referees

by uploading the documents in our online application system:


Deadline for applying

Applications received prior to March 15, 2019 will receive full consideration; the position starting date is flexible.


For further information, please contact Prof. Bjorn Stevens:


Do not forward your application to this email address; the applications need to be submitted through the online application system (see link above).



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