Deadline extended May 15, 2017 - Postdoc position on glacier modelling at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Munich

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Deadline extended May 15, 2017 - Postdoc position on glacier modelling at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Munich

Christof Voelksen
Postdoc position on glacier modelling

The Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities seeks applications for a
full-time scientific post (Salary Grade E13) working in the project of
Geodesy and Glaciology. Initial appointment will be for 2 years, with
the option of renewal.

Located in Munich, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities
(BAdW) is one of Germany's oldest Research Organisations, and operates
the Leibniz Rechenzentrum (LRZ) as one of the most advanced HPC Centers
worldwide. Within the Academy the Geodesy and Glaciology project works
on geodetic and glacialogy research related to the role of Alpine
Mountain Glaciers and their role in the Earth System. The project is
charged with long-term monitoring of Mountain Glaciers and their
interaction with Earth system components, such as the solid Earth,
hydrosphere and climate. A new research focus is the development of
sophisticated HPC simulation tools that will enable physics-based
modeling of glacial dynamics and glacial interaction with other spheres
of the Earth system.

We are looking for a researcher with strong expertise in the development
and use of modern glaciology computer models. Such models should be able
to represent the complex dynamic processes within glaciers and their
interaction with other geospheres. Familiarity with advanced parallel
HPC techniques and data assimilation methods is expected. To this end,
computationally intensive model runs can be performed on HPC systems of
the LRZ (e.g. Linux Clusters), and a close co-operation with LRZ staff
is foreseen.

You have

- a PhD in Geophysics/Informatics/Mathematics/Physics or Glaciology

- strong expertise in the physics of glaciers and you are experienced in
the use of HPC enabled software

- familiarity with glacial modeling software (e.g., ELMER ICE, or other
Full-Stokes Solvers) and you are able to lead and implement new model
Tel.: +49 (0) 89 23031 1272
Fax : +49 (0) 89 23031 1100

Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Erdmessung und Glaziologie
Alfons-Goppel-Str. 11
D-80539 M√ľnchen

- excellent knowledge of computer languages such as C, C++ or Fortran

- a keen interest to collaborate with LRZ staff to efficiently apply
advanced computing resources of the LRZ

- the physical conditions to join field campaigns related to our glacial
monitoring programs

- a strong publication record and a keen interest to collaborate with
other members of Geodesy and Glaciology project

The BAdW is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications
from female candidates. Disabled candidates with essentially equal
qualifications will be given preference in accordance to the rules and
regulations of SGB IX. The post is conditionally suitable for candidates
with disabilities. Part-time work is possible, as long as Job-Sharing
allows to fulfill the duties of the full time post.

If you find this post of interest, please send your detailed application
(exclusively by Email as a single PDF document) until May 15, 2017 to
post at You may address questions to the same Email-address
or call Dr. Voelksen (+49 (0) 89 23031 1272).

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