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

From Elena Xoplaki <>
Date Fri, 3 Apr 2020 19:04:39 +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 job 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 “Useful local climate information for Germany (NUKLEUS) - Hybrid deterministic-stochastic methods and Downscaling for Climate Services

In collaboration with the main climate modelling and model development and climate services universities and research institutes in Germany, the successful candidate will work on deterministic bias correction of climate variables, their stochastic downscaling with the Rglimclim weather generator to 1 km resolution, will contribute evaluation tools and interfaces and will provide and integrate bias-corrected climate data in Freva (Freie Universität Berlin Evaluation System) and provide information on climate services for different sectors in Germany. Presentation of the results in conferences and peer-reviewed publications together with participation in the project management, and coordination with the NUKLEUS 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 increasing the employment rate will be considered.

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 or Earth sciences with interest in climate science and applications.

In-depth experience handling large data sets (observation data as well as climate model data), statistical modelling, 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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