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[Met-jobs] Pre-announcement 3-year postdoc position (80%) opening: Project ClimXtreme - CROP

From Elena Xoplaki <>
Date Fri, 3 Apr 2020 19:04:15 +0200

May I please ask you to circulate the announcement below? Thanks very much, Elena Xoplaki

The Centre for International Development and Environmental Research (ZEU) at the Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany, announces the opening for a

3-year Postdoctoral Scientist/Research Scientist (80%), starting in spring/summer 2020

The position is funded through the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) project “Climate Change and Extremes Events (ClimXtreme) Module C: Impacts of extreme weather and climate events on natural and socio-economic system”.

In collaboration with German Universities, Research Centres/Institutes, and the German Met Service (DWD), the successful candidate will perform systematic comparisons between statistical models and process-based crop models to characterise the importance of compound extreme events at subnational level for Germany and adjacent countries and a variety of irrigated and rainfed crops. The applicant should develop an integrated approach of statistical and process-based crop models with the aim to establish an agro-climatic service by combining with seasonal climate forecast. Finally, the postdoctoral researcher in collaboration with the researchers of the BMBF funded collaborative project NUKLEUS that runs in parallel is expected to work on bias-correction and stochastic downscaling of climate predictions and projections to appropriate spatio-temporal scales. Presentation of the results in conferences and peer-reviewed publications together with participation in the project management, and coordination with the ClimXtreme partners and project reporting belong to the work tasks.

The successful candidate will join a small international and interdisciplinary team working on various aspects of past, present and future climate change and impacts across the Europe and the Mediterranean. The group is attached to the applied development and environmental research oriented interdisciplinary Center for International Development and Environmental Research (ZEU) at the Justus Liebig University Giessen ( Opportunities to increase the employment rate will be explored.

For further information about the position and _expression_ of interest, please contact Dr. E. Xoplaki ( or Dr. J. Luterbacher (

Required skills:
The applicant must hold a doctorate in mathematics, statistics, physics, Earth or agricultural sciences with interest in climate science and statistical applications.

In-depth experience handling large data sets (observation data as well as climate model data), statistical modelling, experience working on extremes, evaluation and interpretation of climate model output and statistical analyses, also non-linear procedures.

Proof of very good programming skills and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Fluent spoken and written English. Experience in interdisciplinary work is an advantage. Desirable is a communicative, creative and reliable person, able to work in a team as well as independent. Willingness to take responsibility and make a significant contribution to a joint project together with analytical thinking and organizational skills are required.

Remuneration is based on pay group E13 of the Hesse labour agreement (TV-H).

Justus Liebig University Giessen is aiming for a higher percentage of women in academia, therefore, qualified female researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. The university sees itself as a family-friendly university. Candidates with children are most welcome.

This is a pre-announcement of the legally binding job opening (in German) that will follow soon.

Best regards,

Elena Xoplaki

Dr. Elena Xoplaki, PhD
Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
Department of Geography
Climatology, Climate Dynamics and Climate Change
Center for international Development and Environmental Research
Senckenbergstr. 1, 35390 Giessen, Germany
Phone +49 151 423 433 26

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