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Postdoc (f/m/d) in Meteorology

The working group “Large-scale dynamics and predictability” of the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-TRO) is looking for an experienced researcher in the field of Atmospheric Dynamics in support of the group’s research activities and in the scientific coordination of the upcoming “North Atlantic Waveguide, Dry intrusion, and downstream Impact Campaign” (NAWDIC).

The group investigates atmospheric predictability from an atmospheric dynamics’ perspective with a focus on weather regimes in the Atlantic European region. The group also coordinates the initiative for the international “North Atlantic Waveguide, Dry intrusion, and downstream Impact Campaign” (NAWDIC) scheduled for early 2026. Hereby we are responsible for NAWDIC HALO, which aims to deploy the German research aircraft HALO for a six-week period in winter 2026 in the North Atlantic region and for NAWDIC KITcube with a planned supersite at the European Coast. More information on NAWDIC can be found on the wiki: .


Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Department Troposphärenforschung (IMK-TRO)

Ihre Aufgaben

We are looking for a new colleague who supports the research activities in the group by initiating own research projects, preferentially in preparation of NAWDIC, helping in the curation of our reanalysis and reforecasts archives, as well as software tools and giving advice to PhD students and group members.

It is expected that the successful candidate joins the NAWDIC coordination team at KIT and takes responsibility for some tasks in preparing the campaign, publishes results in peer-reviewed scientific publications, engages in project documentation and is willing to present results at international conferences and workshops.


as soon as possible

Ihre Qualifikation

  • A PhD in Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences, Meteorology, or a related field, experience in doing postdoctoral research and advising students, and good knowledge of English are required.
  • Scientifically expertise in atmospheric dynamics, extratropical cyclones and fronts, and the interaction with the planetary boundary layer are beneficial.
  • Expertise in managing projects with international partners and the coordination of field campaigns is a plus.
  • Technically the candidate must have a proven record in numerical data analysis, scientific computing including parallel computing, preferentially in R and Python, as well as in implementing own diagnostic tools.


Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Contract duration

4,5 Jahre

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Jun.-Prof. Dr. Grams, or Dr. Quinting,

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