February 2020
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[Met-jobs] New PhD Positions at MPI-M Hamburg

From "Letscher, Reiner" <>
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Date Mon, 10 Feb 2020 08:57:47 +0000

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), a multidisciplinary centre for climate and Earth system research located in Hamburg, Germany, invites applications for

2 PhD positions

The candidates will enter the Department Atmosphere in the Earth System of MPI-M and become member of the International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM). Our school offers prime research facilities, advanced academic training in the Earth system sciences and modelling, and a structured supervision programme.

The candidates will work on topics related to volcanic radiative forcing, atmospheric dynamical responses and climate sensitivity and to the effects of islands and continents on the spatial distribution of precipitation. For detailed information on these positions please visit: Applicants should indicate their preference for one of the topics in the cover letter.

Applications are sought from candidates with a M.Sc. (or equivalent) and strong academic background in meteorology, geosciences, physics or related areas. Programming skills are expected. Students currently still working on their MSc thesis are encouraged to apply. We are open for applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and value teamwork and personal development. The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and explicitly encourage women to apply. Proficiency in English is required.

Please apply online through this website and follow the introduced procedure. Online application is possible until 16 March 2020. The selection procedure includes an interview (probably after 20 April). PhD positions are offered for a period of three years. Payment will be in accordance with German public service positions up to TVoeD E13/65%, including extensive social security plans. The conditions of employment follow the rules of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Sciences and those of the German civil service. Funding is available starting May 2020. For questions, please contact:

For further information and questions concerning the position, please contact Hauke Schmidt (volcanic forcing) or Cathy Hohenegger (land-atmosphere interactions).

Note that applications will be accepted only when submitted via the online application system.


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