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[Met-jobs] FU Berlin Researcher / Scientific Programmer (postdoc) (m/f/d) in Hamburg at German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ)

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Date Fri, 05 Jun 2020 12:27:19 +0200

FU Berlin Researcher / Scientific Programmer (postdoc) (m/f/d) in Hamburg at German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ) Center (DKRZ)

Deadline: 23.06.2020

Major Project ClimXtreme - Sub Project CoSoX
Climate extremes can be identified in different observational data sets as well as in the results of model simulations. Such data sets include station networks, gridded observations, different reanalyses, weather forecasting products, climate modeling results for past, present and future based on global and regional models, to name a few. As extremes can be found on different time scales, and a specific suite of archived meteorological and other parameters is necessary for their understanding, the choice of suitable data sets is a most important step in their analysis. Research on extremes can also benefit from the fact that scientists can learn from each other’s results. This can be particularly strong if a close relation of specific topics supports joint evaluation steps and procedures, and/or the same data sets.
ClimXtreme Module D and in particular its sub-project CoSoX will foster research and collaboration between scientists by providing data and information. It will exploit synergies with related activities like the existing BMBF funded MiKlip ( and CMIP6-DICAD ( projects. A central data-access and data-evaluation system will be installed for the program – the ClimXtreme Central Evaluation System (X-CES The system shall be based on the FUB evaluation system framework, a derivative of the Central Evaluation System (CES) developed and published in the MiKlip program ( Standardized evaluation tools and data access to relevant data sets will be provided. Part of the service is an easy identification of data sets suitable for specific evaluations, and subsequent data access. Second, the system shall provide a repository of tools or so-called plugins, serving the scientists contributing to the program. The evaluation tools shall include basic procedures needed for the identification, statistical assessment and evaluation of extreme events and the larger scale conditions under which they occur.
The position will be located at the DKRZ in Hamburg within the research group of Dr. Christopher Kadow - ‘Climate Informatics and Technologies’. Employment by Freie Universität Berlin (FUB).

Job description:
• Administration, bug-fixing, adjustments to HPC architectures. Update of Freva Software, Plugin management, Climate data workflow management.

• Support of ClimXtreme on software related issues around Freva system, (, setup and maintenance of the software infrastructure at the DKRZ (e.g. GitLab). Training (incl. travel) for users and plugin developers.

• Management and Coordination of the data and plugin combinations for ClimXtreme, further framework development with for example external data sources (e.g. ESGF, Copernicus C3S), interface development for common results of ClimXtreme and potential impact modelers.

University degree (MSc) in Computer Sciences and/or Natural Sciences, or similar fields.

(Professional) Experience:
Experience in the field of climate model data (data standards), evaluation of climate extremes.
Knowledge in the field of software development and implementation of web technologies.

Computer coding experience in Python 2 and 3.
Knowledge in data base systems (e.g. MySQL, SOLR), content management systems, High Performance Computers (Unix/Linux) and Bash!
Willing to work in a team.
Travel back and to from Hamburg to Berlin 3 to 4 times a year.
Fluent English and knowledge of German a plus.

Salary according to German TV-L 13 (

For further information please contact Mr. Dr. Christopher Kadow ( or Mr. Dr. Ingo Kirchner (

All application quoting the reference code should addressed to per E-Mail Mr. Dr. Ingo Kirchner at FU office:

On the given occasion and for the duration of the essential on-site operations by Freie Universität Berlin, we kindly ask you to apply electronically by e-mail. The processing of a postal application cannot be guaranteed.

Freie Universität Berlin

Fachbereich Geowissenschaften

Institut für Meteorologie


Herrn Dr. Ingo Kirchner

Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10

12165 Berlin (Steglitz)

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Christopher Kadow, PhD
Lead Climate Informatics and Technologies Group
German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ)
Fuhlentwiete 10 | Innovation Lab (4th floor)
20355 Hamburg
Room: 415
Tel: +49 40 460094 425

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