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

Aiko Voigt aiko.voigt at kit.edu
Wed Mar 21 01:19:23 MDT 2018

Postdoctoral position in high-resolution simulations of extratropical 
atmospheric dynamics, 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 of the atmosphere 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 contributes to 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 possibility for 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, climate science, or physics. 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). 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 2500 
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 is available 
immediately an initial period of two years. An extension is possible 
based on progress and funding availability.

Review of applications will begin immediately 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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