Postdoc position in glacier modeling at the U. of Bremen, Germany

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Postdoc position in glacier modeling at the U. of Bremen, Germany

Ben Marzeion-2
The Institute of Geography at the University of Bremen invites
applications for the following academic position, starting April 01, for
the duration of 2 years:

Postdoctoral Researcher
salary grade EG 13 TV-L
full time position
Reference number: A33/17

The postdoc will work in the Climate Lab of the Institute of Geography
(, in the
project “Projections of global glacier melt under low-end warming
scenarios”, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and
Research, with the goal of improving the scientific basis for the IPCC’s
special report on global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

The postdoc will prepare, analyze, and publish projections of global
glacier change based on scaled climate projections from the CMIP5
ensemble, using the Open Global Glacier Model (see
Furthermore, she/he will contribute to projections of sea-level rise
under low-end warming scenarios, based on the results of the glacier
projection, and develop tools to visualize the impact of climate change
on glaciers for the general public.

To apply successfully, you will:
• have a PhD in a field of Earth science with proven, strong
mathematical/physical background, or a PhD in
physics/mathematics/informatics with previous experience in an Earth
• have a publication record in peer-reviewed, international journals;
• have demonstrated skills in scientific programming;
• be fluent in English (equivalent to CEFR level C1).

It will be advantageous if you can demonstrate:
• experience in glaciology;
• experience in applying for competitive, external funding;
• working experience in a supercomputing environment;
• working experience with Python;
• proficiency in German.

The University of Bremen is an equal opportunity employer and aims
particularly at increasing the share of female faculty members in
research and teaching. Thus, qualified women are especially encouraged
to apply. International applications and those from candidates with a
migration background are explicitly appreciated. Candidates with
disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualifications.

Please submit your application including the reference number, a letter
of motivation, CV (with copies of certificates), and contact details of
two referees until March 01, 2017 to:

Universität Bremen
Fachbereich 8/Sozialwissenschaften
Frau Korte – Reference number
28359 Bremen

or by E-Mail to XX (Administration of the Department of Social Sciences,
University of Bremen): [hidden email]

All applications received before March 01, 2017 will be considered,
thereafter review will continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the position should be addressed to Ben Marzeion
([hidden email]).
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