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[Met-jobs] New Job at MPI-M Hamburg (W072)

From "Letscher, Reiner" <>
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Date Thu, 30 Jan 2020 16:09:42 +0000

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) is a multidisciplinary center for climate and Earth system research located in Hamburg, Germany. MPI-M will contributes to the BMBF programme "Role Of the Middle atmosphere In Climate” (ROMIC-II).

For phase II of this programme we have open positions for three


Postdoctoral Scientists (W072)


to work in different subprojects of the programme on (a) the role of ozone for the tropical tropopause layer and climate sensitivity, (b) improved understanding of the coupling of the quasi-biennial oscillation of stratospheric winds and tropical deep convection through convection-resolving numerical modeling, and (c) disentangling the role of solar and volcanic activity and internal variability for the early 19th century, present and future climate. All positions involve the use and further development of different configurations of atmospheric and climate models operated at MPI-M. The successful candidates will be part of the Research Groups Global Circulation and Climate (a), Wave Driven Circulation (b), or Stratospheric Forcing and Climate (c) in the Department The Atmosphere in the Earth System. All subprojects are cooperations with other German research institutions.


For further information regarding the positions, please contact Hauke Schmidt ( (at) (a), Marco Giorgetta (marco.giorgetta (at) (b), or Claudia Timmreck (claudia.timmreck (at) (c). Do not forward your application to these email addresses; the application needs to be submitted through the online application system (see link below).


·        A PhD in Meteorology, Geosciences, Environmental Sciences, or a related field.

·        Experience in performing and analyzing experiments with comprehensive atmospheric or Earth system models.

·        Motivation and ability to participate in model development in an international research environment.

·        Excellent communication skills and publication record.

·        Familiarity with running and coding computer models preferably on HPC platforms, programming and scripting skills in UNIX environments.

Employment conditions

·        The candidates should start in spring or summer 2020. All contracts will run for about three years. All positions are subject to pending final confirmation of the project funding.

·        Payment will be in accordance with German public service positions (TVoeD E14) including extensive social security plans. The conditions of employment, including promotions and duration, follow the rules of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science and those of the German civil service.

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

·        Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

·        Handicapped persons with comparable qualifications receive preferential status.

Selection criteria

Candidates will be evaluated based on their qualifications and ability to fulfill the responsibilities as outlined for this project.

Deadline for applying

All applications received prior to February 29, 2020, will be given full consideration. The search will be continued until the positions are filled.

We are looking forward to receiving your application

including the following documents:

1)  a cover letter,
2)  a detailed curriculum vitae, 
3)  copies of certificates, and
4)  the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of two referees 

Please submit the application to our online application system and indicate for which of the subprojects you would like to apply in your cover letter:


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