The research unit Ocean Dynamics at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany is looking for a
to work on the role of eddies in the Southern Ocean
starting as soon as possible.
We seek an individual excited about climate science and modelling, keen to investigate Southern Ocean and eddy mixing processes in a warming climate. The position focuses on understanding the role of mesoscale eddies in (i) redistribution of meltwater, (ii) uptake of heat and trace gases, and (iii) propagation of climate signals across fronts in the Southern Ocean. The key tool to address these topics is a global climate model with a regionally refined ocean grid simulating an eddy-rich Southern Ocean. By addressing the above topics the postdoctoral researcher will contribute to the overarching BMBF-funded project PalMod II “From the Last Interglacial to the Anthropocene – Modeling a Complete Glacial Cycle”.
- running numerical experiments with an established global climate model
- configuring a regionally refined Southern Ocean
- conducting original research with this model analyzing large data sets
- interpreting and publishing the research in international journals
- a university degree (MSc) and PhD in ocean or climate physics or a related field
- strong background in physical oceanography and ocean modeling
- demonstrated experience in publishing
- proficiency in spoken and written English
The following additional qualifications are beneficial:
- knowledge of climate processes of the Southern Ocean on long timescales, the last glacial to the present
- knowledge of model parameterization of mixing and eddy processes
- experience with the NEMO ocean model and AGRIF nesting
- expertise in running ocean/climate models on HPCs
- skills in using Python, Fortran, shell scripting
This is a full time position available for a funding period until January 31, 2023.
Please send your application via e-mail with "PalMod2 ocean eddies
” in the subject line not later than March 15, 2020
For further information regarding the position and application process please see