[ES_JOBS_NET] Post-doctoral scientist - Marine Meteorology/GEOMAR Kiel Germany

Janine Heyn jheyn at geomar.de
Wed May 10 05:46:54 MDT 2017

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is a foundation of public
law jointly financed by the Federal Republic of Germany (90 %) and the
state of Schleswig-Holstein (10%) and is one of the internationally
leading institutions in the field of marine sciences. Currently GEOMAR
disposes over an annual budget of approx. 75 million euros and has approx.
1000 employees.

The following position is to be filled as soon as possible:

Post-doctoral scientist

in the research unit “Marine Meteorology” as part of research division
“Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics”.

Job Description:

The goal of this position is the development and implementation of a data
assimilation system for an existing climate (ocean-atmosphere-sea ice)
model. A special focus lies on the flexibility of the data assimilation
system which should be applicable for the atmospheric as well as the
oceanic component of the climate model. Data assimilation, however, will
be mostly applied in coupled mode. In addition, we expect teaching
contributions within the Bachelor and Master programmes (“Physik des
Erdsystems” and “Climate Physics”) during lecture times up to four hours
per week.


·        PhD in natural sciences (e.g., Meteorology, Oceanography,

·        Experience in coupled atmosphere-ocean modelling

·        Knowledge in dynamics of the atmosphere and the oceans, and in
atmosphere-ocean interactions

·        Experience in data assimilation in atmosphere or ocean models

·        Teaching experience is desirable

·        Very good programming skills (e.g., Fortran, Matlab, IDL,

·        Ability to work in a team

·        Fluency in English

This is a full-time position which is available for 2 years. The
fixed-term contract shall comply with Paragraph 2 Section 1 of The Act of
Academic Fixed-Term Contract (German WissZeitVG). The salary depends on
qualification up to the class 14 TVöD of the German salary scale for
public employees.

The regular working time corresponds to a full-time employment. The
position can be split.

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel seeks to increase the
proportion of female scientists and explicitly encourages qualified female
academics to apply.

GEOMAR is an equal opportunity employer and encourages scientists with
disabilities to apply. Qualified disabled applicants will receive
preference in the application process.

Please send your application for this position (letter of motivation, CV,
publication list), including two names of possible references, not later
than 18th June 2017 in a single pdf-file using the keyword "
PostDoc/ME/DATEN " to the following address:

 <mailto:bewerbung at geomar.de> bewerbung at geomar.de

GEOMAR | Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel


Bewerbermanagement / PostDoc/ME/DATEN

Wischhofstraße 1 - 3

24148 Kiel

Please mention the keyword in the subject line of your e-mail. As soon as
the selection procedure has finished, all application papers will be
destroyed according to data protection regulation.

For further information regarding the position please contact Prof. Dr.
Mojib Latif,

 <mailto:mlatif at geomar.de> mlatif at geomar.de, or Prof. Dr. Katja Matthes,
kmatthes at geomar.de.

Please do not contact us by phone about the present state of procedures.
However, we will answer all your questions if you send us an e-mail to
bewerbung at geomar.de. In doing so, please refer to the keyword.

Weitere Informationen zum GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel
bzw. der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft finden Sie unter www.geomar.de
<http://www.geomar.de/>  oder www.helmholtz.de <http://www.helmholtz.de/>

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