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Job Record #15586
TitlePostdoc in atmospheric modelling and analysis
CategoryPostDoc Position
EmployerMax Planck Institute for Meteorology
LocationGermany, Hamburg
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateFriday, February 15, 2019
The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) is a multidisciplinary centre
for climate research located in Hamburg, Germany. It has an internationally
recognised reputation in climate modelling. The MPI-M is located in the heart of
one of Europe's most liveable and vibrant cities. It provides a highly
international and interdisciplinary environment for conducting scientific
research as well as access to state-of-the-art scientific facilities.
Within the DFG project GWING (Gravity Wave Interactions in the Global
Atmos-phere) part of the MS-GWaves (Multi-Scale Dynamics of Gravity Waves)
Research Unit, we are looking for a
Postdoctoral Scientist (W053)
with a strong background in atmospheric modelling and analysis, numerical
mathe-matics, or computational science. Within the department "The Atmosphere in
the Earth System", the successful applicant will work with the atmospheric
general circu-lation model ICON. His/her tasks will be the further development
and analysis of a gravity wave (GW) permitting version of ICON covering the
atmosphere from the surface to the lower thermosphere. The analysis will focus
on the role of GWs for sudden stratospheric warmings and for circulation changes
under climate change. The task will be performed in close collaboration with
partners from the German weather service (DWD) and several other German research
institutions. More infor-mation on the project is provided at:
The successful candidate will have considerable latitude in defining their own
re-search questions, but an ability to articulate new ideas and leverage new
opportuni-ties (global cloud resolving models, advances in measurement science,
large-ensembles, long, or creatively configured runs with traditional climate
models) is par-amount.
•	A PhD in applied mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physics, or
compu-tational science is required for this position.
•	Previous experience in the modelling of atmospheric dynamics is of advantage.
•	The applicant should additionally have expertise in scientific computing,
including programming skills (Fortran and shell scripting on Unix-type platforms).
Employment conditions:
•	The position is offered for up to 2 years starting preferentially in May 2019.
•	Payment will be in accordance with German public service positions (TVoeD
E14), including extensive social security plans. The conditions of employment,
in-cluding upgrades and duration, follow the rules of the Max Planck Society for
the Advancement of Sciences and those of the German civil service.
•	The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome
applications from all backgrounds.
•	Handicapped persons with comparable qualifications receive preferential status.

Selection criteria
Candidates will be evaluated based on their qualifications and ability to
fulfill the re-sponsibilities as outlined for this project.
How to submit your application for this post
Please submit:
1.	A cover letter including a short statement presenting your research outlook
2.	A detailed curriculum vitae incl. a list of publications
3.	The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of two referees
by uploading the documents in our online application system:
Deadline for applying
Applications received prior to 15 February 2019 will receive full consideration,
but the positions will remain open until filled. The starting date is
negotiable, but can be im-mediately.
For further information, please contact Dr Hauke Schmidt (
Do not forward your application to this email address; the applications need to
be submitted through the online application system (see link above). 

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NameHauke Schmidt
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