[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Fellow positions in tropical climate research (positions remain open until filled)

Malte Stuecker stuecker at atmos.washington.edu
Mon Feb 26 22:41:05 MST 2018

*Postdoctoral Fellow positions in tropical climate research (positions
remain open until filled)*

We are planning to fill three postdoctoral positions in the newly
established research team “*Tropical climate dynamics: past, present,
future*” led by Dr. Malte Stuecker (www.maltestuecker.com) at the IBS Center
for Climate Physics (ICCP), Pusan National University (http://iccp.ibs.re.kr),
South Korea.

The IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP), directed by Dr. Axel Timmermann,
is dedicated to advancing the understanding of natural climate variability,
man-made climate change and their impacts on the hydrological cycle,
regional processes, ice-sheets, and sea level. The ICCP is generously
funded through the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) (http://ibs.re.kr).

Applicants for these positions should have a PhD in physical oceanography,
atmospheric science, climate dynamics, or a related field. Postdoctoral
Fellows are expected to have strong computational skills, a good
publication record, a high level of independence and creativity, and an
interest in working in an international and interdisciplinary research
environment. Our tropical climate research team studies modes of
climate variability
(such as ENSO, decadal variability, Monsoon systems), global
teleconnections and their sensitivities to past and future climate change.
Furthermore, we are interested in the question of which sea surface
temperature and precipitation patterns will emerge in response to
anthropogenic forcing and the greater role of tropical climate in the Earth

Postdoctoral fellows will receive a competitive salary (50 million
KRW/year, which is approx. 46,000 USD/year), support for conference travel,
support for relocation, access to a 1 Pflop supercomputer, as well as
benefits and incentives.

Employer: IBS Center for Climate Physics
Location: Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea
Education Level: PhD
Job type: Postdoctoral Fellow
Term: Full Time, 2 year, with possibility for renewal
Start date of positions: Summer 2018 or later

ICCP is located in Busan, the second largest city in South Korea and the
ninth largest port city in the world. Surrounded by ocean and mountains,
the city has a dramatic natural background, and the multitude of
neighborhoods in Busan each have a distinct character. From designer cafes
and casual bars to temples at the end of hiking trails, and good food at
every place imaginable, Busan has something for everyone. Also, Busan is an
international metropolis characterized by remarkably low living costs.

Please submit a cover letter, a short statement of your research interests,
curriculum vitae, the name of 2 references, and up to three publications to
Ms Jenny Choi (hahadaye at pusan.ac.kr ). If you have any further questions
regarding these positions, please contact Malte Stuecker (
malte.stuecker at gmail.com) or Axel Timmermann (timmermann at pusan.ac.kr ). The
positions remain open until filled.
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