[ES_JOBS_NET] PostDoc in Numerical Modeling, Institute of Coastal Research, Geesthacht, Germany

Holger Brix holger.brix at hzg.de
Thu Oct 23 07:19:14 MDT 2014

The Institute of Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is 
investigating the physical and biogeochemical dynamics of the coastal 
ocean. The Institute develops and operates the coastal observing system 
COSYNA, as well as a variety of numerical models. In order to 
investigate the role of the physical and biogeochemical dynamics of 
coastal regions for global processes we are looking for a qualified and 
motivated scientist to develop, shape, and evaluate our modelling 
efforts for a flexible globally applicable coastal model.

We therefore invite applications for a

*Postdoctoral position (m/f)*
*in the area of Numerical Modelling*
*code no: 2014/KO 8*

The position is initially limited for three years (starting date as soon 
as possible).

The successful applicant will be working on scientific development and 
adaptation of a finite element/volume model with the goal of creating a 
flexible, globally usable coastal model, as well as on the scientific 
evaluation of model results. The model development will first encompass 
a physical ocean general circulation model. In a further step it will be 
expanded to biogeochemical parameters. The work will be conducted in 
close cooperation with colleagues from other modelling groups within the 
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht and from partner institutes within the 
Helmholtz Association.

*Your tasks include:*
- analysis of existing model systems and adaptation of an existing model 
to multiple coastal regions
- analysis of requirements for numerical models in a variety of 
different coastal environments
- integration of a coastal and global model to create a coherent model 
of global processes
- perform model runs and sensitivity studies
- analysis and evaluation of model output based on available measurement 
- development of strategies for combining measurements and modelling 
studies into focused campaigns investigating specific key coastal regions
- working as an integral part of a motivated multidisciplinary team 
within the institute and external academic partners
- scientific publication and presentation

*Job requirements:*
- a PhD in oceanography, geosciences, mathematics or related disciplines 
within the last five years
- strong academic publication record
- extensive experience in numeric modelling and model development
- profound programming skills in at least one scientific program 
language (e.g. FORTRAN, C, C++)
- good knowledge of English (written and oral)
- high degree of creativity and flexibility; ability to work under pressure
- good communication skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary 
team with scientists, engineers, and technicians *The following 
qualifications would be desirable:*
- knowledge of coastal and shelf sea physical and/or biogeochemical 
processes as well as biological-physical interaction
- prior experience with data assimilation
- international research experience

For further questions please contact Dr. Holger Brix 
(_holger.brix at hzg.de_ <mailto:holger.brix at hzg.de>).

We offer an appropriate salary related to the German public tariff 
(TV-AVH) plus the usual social benefits for the public employment 
sector. The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is an equal opportunity 
employer for women, minorities, and people with disabilities, and 
strives to increase the percentage of women in the science sector. 
Severely disabled persons with equal qualifications will be considered 

Please send your application indicating job offer *code no. 2014/KO 
8* and include your CV, a list of publications, description of research 
experience, and a list of references to our human resources 
_personal at hzg.de_ <mailto:personal at hzg.de>.

*Application period from October 17**^th **, 2014 to November 23**^th 
**, 2014*

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht 
Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH 
Max-Planck-Straße 1 I 21502 Geesthacht I Deutschland/Germany 

Geschäftsführer/Board of Management: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kaysser, Dipl.-Ing. Michael Ganß 
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrates/Chairman of the Supervisory Board: MinDirig Wilfried Kraus 
Amtsgericht Lübeck HRB 285 GE (Register Court) 
Internet: http://www.hzg.de  
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