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PostDoc / Senior Scientist (f/m/d) in the field of global and regional Earth System modelling for climate change and water cycle research
Work location: Garmisch-Partenkirchen


Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)

Ihre Aufgaben

The successful candidate will further develop and apply global and regional Earth System models for the analysis of climate change and land use change impacts on water availability, droughts and floods, and for different climate and water sensitive regions worldwide.



Ihre Qualifikation

- PhD in Hydrology, Meteorology, Environmental- or Geo-Sciences, Physics, or related fields with strong relation to scientific computing

- Sound experience in Earth System Modeling for hydrological analyses with regionally refining global models such as MPAS and ICON; experience in WRF & WRF-Hydro, COSMO-CLM, or land surface modelling in general is an asset

- Strong programming and modern software engineering skills

- Deep knowledge of programming languages such as Python and FORTRAN

- Experience in high-performance computing, working on Linux clusters

- English language proficiency, ability to communicate in German is a benefit.

- Strong writing skills and excellent publication record

- Self-motivated personality, with strong communication and coordination skills to work within a multi-disciplinary team and environment on challenging international problems


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

Das bieten wir Ihnen

- International, interdisciplinary and friendly working environment

- Payment will be in accordance with German public service positions (TV-L E13)

- Attractive research campus at the foot of Germany's highest mountain

Contract duration

3 years

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Kunstmann, phone +49 8821 183-208.

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