A new position is available in my group at the Alfred Wegener
Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research in
Germany. The incumbent will work within the EU funded project
APPLICATE (Advanced Prediction in Polar regions and beyond:
modelling, observing system design and LInkages associated with a
Changing Arctic climate, applicate.eu).
APPLICATE is an €8 million project funded by the EU HORIZON 2020
Research and Innovation programme that involves 16 partners from
nine countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Russia,
Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom) and will be carried out over
a period of four years. The multinational and multidisciplinary
consortium works to enhance weather and climate prediction
capabilities not only in the Arctic, but also in Europe, Asia, and
North America. A focus on the Arctic is important for improved
predictions of weather and climate in the mid-latitudes because
the changes taking place in the Arctic due to climate change — the
retreat of sea ice, warming seas and a warming atmosphere — have
the potential to influence weather and climate in the
- You will develop metrics for climate model
- You will analyse the systematic errors of CMIP5 und
CMIP6 models in the Arctic.
- Another task is the determination of the growth of
systematic model error across time scales.
- Additionally, you will foster the understanding of
the origin of long-standing systematic errors in the Arctic
through carefully designed sensitivity experiments
- You must have a PhD in one of the following fields:
meteorology, oceanography, climate sciences, physics,
mathematics or information technology.
- You must be able to proof skills/proficiency in
- You have to be fluent in English.
- You need to have the ability to effectively work in
teams and meet deadline
Additional preferred skills:
- Experience with complex models of the coupled
climate system (or their subcomponents) and a proven record in
publishing and securing external funding are all distinct
For further information please contact Dr. Luisa
Cristini (0471/4831-1681; Luisa.Cristini@awi.de)
or Prof. Dr. Thomas Jung 0471/4831-1761; Thomas.Jung@awi.de).
The full-time position is limited to October 31st 2020. The salary
will be paid in accordance with the German Tarifvertrag des
öffentlichen Dienstes (TVöD Bund), up to salary level 1. The place of employment will be Bremerhaven.
This characterizes us
Equal opportunities for women and men are an integral part of our
personnel policy. Therefore, we encourage women to apply.
- our scientific success - excellent research.
- collaboration and cooperation - intra-institute,
national and international, interdisciplinary.
- opportunities to develop – on the job, aiming at
other positions and beyond AWI.
- a culture of reconciling work and family – audited,
and even more than that.
- our outstanding research infrastructure – ships,
stations, aircraft, laboratories and more.
- an international environment – everyday contacts
with people from all over the world.
- having an influence – fundamental research with
social and political relevance
- flat hierarchies – freedom and responsibility.
- exciting topics – also in technology,
administration and infrastructure.
Disabled applicants will be given preference when equal
qualifications are present. The AWI fosters the compatibility of
work and family through various means. Because of our engagement in
the area of work-life compatibility we have been awarded the
certificate “Career and Family”.
We look forward to your application!
Please forward your application by March 1st 2019 exclusively
Prof. Dr. Thomas Jung
Alfred Wegener Institute
Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Professor for Physics of the Climate System (Theory and Modelling)
Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering
University of Bremen
Phone: ++49 (0)471-4831-1761/1760
FAX: ++49 (0)471-4831-1797
Mobile: ++49 (0)15146722091