[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc in high-resolution simulations of extratropical cyclones, KIT Germany

Aiko Voigt aiko.voigt at kit.edu
Wed Jan 3 08:35:19 MST 2018

Postdoctoral position in high-resolution simulations of extratropical 
cyclones, KIT Germany

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Meteorology and Climate 
Research - Department Troposphere Research, Karlsruhe, Germany

We are looking for a postdoctoral scientist to join the research group 
"Cloud-radiative interactions with the North Atlantic storm track" led 
by Dr. Aiko Voigt at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The group 
studies how diabatic cloud processes interact with, and thereby shape, 
the extratropical circulation and its response to climate change. The 
group combines weather and climate perspectives, with a particular focus 
on the North Atlantic storm track and cloud-radiative effects. The group 
is part of the BMBF-funded German-wide research initiative "HD(CP)2: 
High definition clouds and precipitation for advancing climate prediction."

The postdoctoral scientist will apply the high-resolution simulation 
approach developed by HD(CP)2 and the group to understand how clouds 
affect extratropical cyclones and their representation in regional and 
global models. The successful candidate will conduct and analyze 
simulations with the new German ICON weather and climate model over a 
range of resolutions from 40km to 300m. These simulations will include 
the period of the recent NAWDEX field campaign and hindcasts of past 
extratropical cyclones. The postdoctoral scientist will have access to 
the outstanding modeling and observational infrastructure provided by 
HD(CP)2 and will have ample opportunities to interact with scientists 
from HD(CP)2, as well as the wider German and international research 
community. The position includes a 3-month visit to the Laboratoire de 
Meteorologie Dynamique in Paris to work with Dr. Gwendal Riviere and Dr. 
Sandrine Bony.

We are seeking applicants with a doctoral degree in meteorology, 
atmospheric science or climate science. The position requires a 
background in atmospheric dynamics and/or cloud processes, and 
experience with numerical modeling and data analysis (e.g., Fortran, 
Matlab, Python, Linux, shell scripting, cdo). The position includes 
possibilities for teaching and student supervision. For example, the 
postdoc is encouraged to participate in the supervision of the two PhD 
students that are part of the group, and to contribute to the teaching 
activities of the group.

The position is remunerated according to TV-L E13 (approximately 2400 
Euro net salary per month) with extensive social and health care 
benefits. The group is based at the research campus of KIT located about 
10 km north of the city center of Karlsruhe. The position can start as 
early as March 1, 2018 and is available for an initial period of two 
years. An extension is possible based on progress and funding availability.

Review of applications will begin on 15 January 2018 and will continue 
until the position is filled. Applications shall be directed to Dr. Aiko 
Voigt via email to aiko.voigt at kit.edu in one pdf-file and shall include 
a CV with a list of publications, a one-page statement of research 
interests, a copy of a recent peer-reviewed research article, and 
contact details of two references.

Inquiries about the position shall be directed to Dr. Aiko Voigt, 
aiko.voigt at kit.edu. More information can be found at 
<https://sites.google.com/view/aikovoigt/> and <www.hdcp2.eu>.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Department Troposphere Research

Dr. Aiko Voigt
Group leader

Phone: +49 721 608 24324
aiko.voigt at kit.edu

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