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[Met-jobs] Post-Doc position available at KIT on high resolution regional climate modelling

From "Pinto, Joaquim (IMK)" <joaquim.pinto@kit.edu>
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Date Wed, 4 Mar 2020 15:52:30 +0100

Post-Doc position available at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT): „Regionale Information zum Klimahandeln (RegIKlim)“ Project „Nutzbare Lokale Klimainformationen für Deutschland (NUKLEUS)“

The RegIKlim project aims at incorporating climate change information into decision making processes at regional and local scales. The goal of the cross-cutting activity NUKLEUS is to provide actionable climate change information tailored to user needs in Germany.  RegIKlim is a 3-year project funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Within the cross-cutting activity NUKLEUS, a Post-Doc position is currently available at the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). KIT is a distinguished research university that combines three core tasks — research, education and innovation — into a single mission. With 9,300 employees and 25,000 students, it is one of the largest institutions of research and higher education in natural sciences and engineering in Europe. KIT was awarded the title "University of Excellence" within the German Excellence Strategy launched by the federal and state governments on 19 July 2019. In the area of Atmospheric Science, KIT was ranked #1 in Germany and #8 worldwide in the last Shanghai Ranking.

The main goals of the Post-Doc position are to perform, analyse and evaluate regional climate simulations for Central Europe. One specific task is the generation of very high-resolution climate simulations down to a scale of a few kilometers with COSMO-CLM and ICON-CLM. A process-based evaluation will be performed for an ensemble of such simulations. These tasks are conducted in close cooperation with other leading German institutions in the field of regional climate modelling. The obtained results are summarized in scientific publications and project reports and communicated to the user-orientated projects.

A completed PhD in Atmospheric Sciences / Meteorology / Modelling or related field is required. Experience with atmospheric modelling (in particular with COSMO-CLM or ICON) and with statistical and processed based evaluation of climate model data is desired. The candidate should be experienced in scientific programming (e.g. linux, python, fortran, idl, ncl, cdo, Matlab, R).

Deadline for applications is 27. March 2020. The position is remunerated according to TV-L E13 (100%) for three years, starting as soon as possible. Applicants are asked to provide two academic referees.  Please send applications including a motivation letter, a CV, PhD certificate, BSc and MSc transcript of records and other qualifications to the contact persons named below.

KIT actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion, and as an equal opportunity employer, KIT explicitly encourages applications from women as well as from all others who will bring additional diversity to the university’s research and teaching. KIT provides support for dual career couples and families. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered if suitably qualified.

Contacts: Hendrik Feldmann (hendrik.feldmann@kit.edu), Joaquim Pinto (joaquim.pinto@kit.edu)

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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-TRO)

Prof. Dr. Joaquim G. Pinto
Professor of Meteorology - AXA Research Fund Chair

Phone CN: +49 721 608-28467
Phone CS: +49 721 608-43357
E-mail: joaquim.pinto@kit.edu
Web: http://www.imk-tro.kit.edu/english/14_7131.php

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