[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc position in Atmospheric Modelling at the IGMK – University of Cologne, Germany

Samuel Albani samuel.albani at gmail.com
Fri Jul 15 08:54:48 MDT 2016

Dear colleagues,

the Atmospheric Modelling group (Prof. Yaping Shao) at the Institute for
Geophysics and Meteorology at the University of Cologne (Germany) is
offering a Postdoc position for 4 years starting in Summer/Fall 2016,
within the Collaborative Research Center SFB1211 “Earth – Evolution at the
Dry Limit”. The project title is “Development and application of a
Statistic-Dynamic Aeolian-Biogenic Model”.

We offer a productive and interdisciplinary working atmosphere including
several possibilities for career development. The salary is based on the
German E13 TV-L scale if terms and conditions under collective bargaining
law are fulfilled.

Job description: The postdoc will perform high-resolution atmospheric
simulations over the Atacama with the Weather Research and Forecast (WRF)
regional model for present-day and paleoclimate conditions. Those
simulations will be integrated within a Statistic-Dynamic Aeolian-Biogenic
Model (SDABM). The dynamical core will consist of existing atmospheric and
aeolian modules, as well as a new biogenic module to be developed in
parallel within our research group. The statistical component consists in
the identification of climate modes and frequency via Empirical Orthogonal
Functions, the dynamic core simulations for each climate mode, and the
recombination of modes to determine the climatologies. The simulations will
be extensively compared against modern and paleoclimate data from the
literature and from the field and remote sensing campaigns within SFB 1211.

Requirements: We expect strong interest in atmospheric science with
specialization in global/regional
modelling of the atmosphere. Applicants should have a
Master-of-Science-equivalent university degree in meteorology, geophysics,
physics or mathematics and preferably hold a PhD degree. Experience in
scientific programming, preferably in a UNIX/LINUX environment, and
knowledge in computational modelling is highly desirable. Candidates must
possess excellent communication skills both in written and spoken English.

Applications: Interested candidates should send a CV; a cover letter
describing background, training and research interests; certificates; and
the contact information of two referees as a single PDF to meteo-jobs at uni‐
koeln.de. Please clearly indicate which position you apply for. Review of
applications will begin immediately and continue until August 15, 2016. The
candidate is expected to start as soon as possible.

The complete job ad is available at the following link:

For more information contact:
Prof. Dr. Yaping Shao: yshao at uni-koeln.de
or Dr. Samuel Albani: s.albani at uni-koeln.de.
Web: http://www.geomet.uni-koeln.de/en/rg-shao/
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