Scientist Position: Climate Research, Oceanography, Meteorology or Physics

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April 30, 2011

The Climate Dynamics section (Ocean Dynamics section until 31. May 2011) at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Bremerhaven, Germany, is seeking to appoint a scientist with a background in climate research, oceanography, meteorology or physics.

Background and tasks: The section is concerned with the understanding, modeling and prediction of the coupled climate system. The emphasis is on the polar regions and their role in the global climate system. The successful applicant will (1) contribute to the development of coupled models, (2) setup, run and analyse numerical experiments with coupled models, (3) give scientific and technical support to other members of the group, (4) secure external funding and (5) be involved in teaching activities on a stand-in basis at the University of Bremen.

Requirements: PhD in climate, ocean, atmospheric, physical sciences or mathematics. Demonstrated skill/proficiency in Fortran or C, fluency in English, experience with complex models of the coupled climate system (or their subcomponents) and a proven record in publishing and securing external funding are all distinct advantages.

Length of contract: This is a tenure-track position. It will be reviewed after 1 ½ years with the possibility of permanency after 2 years.

Salary: Payment will be in accordance with the German Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst (TVöD).

For further information: Prof. Dr. Th. Jung (E-Mail: Thomas.Jung(at)awi.de; Phone: +49(0)471-4831-1761).

AWI aims to increase the number of women in the scientific staff and therefore encourages women to apply.

The AWI supports balanced work-life career development via a variety of alternatives. In Bremerhaven, the AWI operates its own nursery.

Applications including CV, degree certificates, a statement of research interests and names and addresses of two referees should be submitted under reference number 36/G/KL-tt to: Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Personalabteilung (human resources), Postfach 12 01 61, 27515 Bremerhaven / Germany (http://www.awi.de). Applications will be received until May 15, 2011.

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