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[Met-jobs] Postdoc on role of eddies in the Southern Ocean

From Torge Martin <>
Date Tue, 3 Mar 2020 22:10:52 +0100

The research unit Ocean Dynamics at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany is looking for a 

Postdoctoral researcher 
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”.

Your responsibilities:
- 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

Your qualifications:
- 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 to

For further information regarding the position and application process please see 

or contact Torge Martin (

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