Vacancy: Research Scientist at Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research
Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research, department
'Sea Ice Physics' within the section of the Climate Sciences
division seeks a
research scientist (f/m)
in developing a model system for decadal climate prediction for
the research project ‚Model initialisation by partially coupled
spin-up’, which is funded in the context of the project „MiKlip
– Mittelfristige Klimaprognosen“ (http://www.fona-miklip.de)
by the BMBF(German Federal Ministry of Research and Technology).
include conceptual work in decadal prediction, implementation
and analysis of simulations with coupled global climate models.
Novel approaches will be applied in order to initialize the
climate system as well as testing forecasts from a period of
several years to decades.
Post graduate preferably with doctoral degree in meteorology,
oceanography, geophysics, physics or related disciplines.
Knowledge of numerical simulation of hydro-dynamic processes and
of climate physics is expected. Experience with coupled climate
models or forecast of climate phenomena would be of advantage.
Substantial computer knowledge (UNIX, Fortran, script languages,
visualization tools) and interest in the role of sea ice within
the climate system is expected as well as the willingness to
participate in expeditions to the polar regions.
This is a temporary position limited to 3 years. The compensation is in compliance with the
collective agreement of the public service compensation
guidelines (TVöD, salary grade 13).
more information please contactProf. Dr. Rüdiger
Gerdes ([hidden email]).
The AWI aims to increase the percentage of female
employees in its scientific departments. Therefore, we encourage
qualified female scientists to apply.
Disabled applicants will be given preference when
equal qualifications are present; please see our notification on
our homepage under job offers / jobs.
The AWI fosters the compatibility of work and
family through various means. In Bremerhaven, the AWI operates
its own nursery. Because of our engagement in the area of
work-life compatibility we have been awarded the certificate
“Career and Family”.
Please forward your applications with
the standard documentation (resume, photograph, credentials and
activity reports)referencing41/D/KLI by June 8, 2012,
via postal mail to:
für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Personalabteilung, Postfach
12 01 61, 27515 Bremerhaven - http://www.awi.de or via
Email (all documents attached as one pdf-file) to: [hidden email]