[Met-jobs] FU Berlin Researcher / Scientific Programmer (postdoc) (m/f/d) in Hamburg at German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ)
FU Berlin Researcher / Scientific Programmer (postdoc) (m/f/d) in
Hamburg at German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ)
Major Project ClimXtreme - Sub Project CoSoX
Climate extremes can be identified in different observational data
sets as well as in the results of model simulations. Such data sets
include station networks, gridded observations, different
reanalyses, weather forecasting products, climate modeling results
for past, present and future based on global and regional models, to
name a few. As extremes can be found on different time scales, and a
specific suite of archived meteorological and other parameters is
necessary for their understanding, the choice of suitable data sets
is a most important step in their analysis. Research on extremes can
also benefit from the fact that scientists can learn from each
other’s results. This can be particularly strong if a close relation
of specific topics supports joint evaluation steps and procedures,
and/or the same data sets.
ClimXtreme Module D and in particular its sub-project CoSoX will
foster research and collaboration between scientists by providing
data and information. It will exploit synergies with related
activities like the existing BMBF funded MiKlip (www-miklip.dkrz.de)
and CMIP6-DICAD (cmip-eval.dkrz.de) projects. A central data-access
and data-evaluation system will be installed for the program – the
ClimXtreme Central Evaluation System (X-CES). The system shall be
based on the FUB evaluation system framework, a derivative of the
Central Evaluation System (CES) developed and published in the
MiKlip program (fona-miklip.de). Standardized evaluation tools and
data access to relevant data sets will be provided. Part of the
service is an easy identification of data sets suitable for specific
evaluations, and subsequent data access. Second, the system shall
provide a repository of tools or so-called plugins, serving the
scientists contributing to the program. The evaluation tools shall
include basic procedures needed for the identification,
statistical assessment and evaluation of extreme events and the
larger scale conditions under which they occur.
The position will be located at the DKRZ in Hamburg within the
research group of Dr. Christopher Kadow - ‘Climate Informatics and
Technologies’. Employment by Freie Universität Berlin (FUB).
• Support of ClimXtreme on software related issues. Coordination
with DKRZ HPC team. Coordination of Module-D activities with the
• Development of the evaluation strategy and organisation of the
upcoming data and software streams in ClimXtreme. Setup of the
software infrastructure at the DKRZ. Workshop organization,
support (travel) for users and developers.
• Establish the X-CES including data management of input streams
and software management of different plugins of ClimXtreme project
partners. Coordinate the developments of the 3 Modules (Process,
Statistics, and Impacts) in terms of scientific software and data.
Visit project partners.
• Coordination of the data and plugin combinations for ClimXtreme,
framework advancement with external data sources (e.g. ESGF,
Copernicus C3S), interface development for common results of
ClimXtreme and potential impact modelers. Administration,
bug-fixing, adjustments to HPC architectures.
PhD in Meteorology, within Natural Sciences, Computer Science, or
Experience in the field of climate model data (data standards),
evaluation of climate extremes,
Knowledge in the field of software development and implementation
of web technologies.
For further information contact Dr. Ingo Kirchner (Ingo.Kirchner@met.fu-berlin.de)
and Dr. Christopher Kadow (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Computer coding experience in Python 2 and 3.
Knowledge in data base systems (e.g. MySQL), content management
systems, High Performance Computers (Unix/Linux) and Bash!
Willing to work in a team.
Travel back and to from Hamburg to Berlin 3 to 4 times a year.
Fluent English and knowledge of German a plus.
All applications quoting the refrence code should be addressed to
Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Meteorologie
Herrn Dr. Ingo Kirchner
12165 Berlin (Steglitz)
Christopher Kadow, PhD
Lead Climate Informatics and Technologies Group
German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ)
Fuhlentwiete 10 | Innovation Lab (4th floor)
Tel: +49 40 460094 425
(or Reverse Date),