Postdoc Position in Coupled Climate – Ice Sheet Modeling

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The Geosystem Modeling group ( at the Faculty of Geosciences, University of Bremen, invites applications for a post-doctoral position in the project “EndLIG” (End of the Last Interglacial). Funded through the DFG Priority Programme SPP 1266 “Integrated Analysis of Interglacial Climate Dynamics (INTERDYNAMIC)”, the project aims at investigating the role of the hydrologic cycle and ocean circulation in Northern Hemisphere ice-sheet growth at the end of the Last Interglacial. To this end, sensitivity experiments and long-term transient simulations will be carried out with the latest version of the comprehensive global climate model CCSM coupled to an ice-sheet model (Glimmer) in a parallel supercomputing environment. The project is a collaborative effort between the Faculty of Geosciences and the DFG Research Center/Cluster of Excellence “The Ocean in the Earth System” (MARUM) at the University of Bremen.

Applicants must have a PhD in atmospheric, ocean or climate sciences. Experience in numerical climate or ice-sheet modeling and scientific computation (e.g. UNIX, Fortran) is mandatory. Strong oral and written English language skills, and a disposition to publish results in internationally relevant journals are required.

Salary will be according to the German civil service remuneration system TV-L E13. The appointment is for two years starting January 1st, 2012 or somewhat later if desired.

As the University of Bremen intends to increase the proportion of female employees in science, women are particularly encouraged to apply.

In case of equal personal aptitudes and qualification, disabled persons will be given priority.

We welcome applications of people with migrant background.

Complete applications should include a CV, a research statement and names and addresses of two referees (all combined within a single PDF document). Applications and inquiries should be directed by email to Dr. André Paul ( or Dr. Matthias Prange ( with reference number A 168/11. Review of applications will begin November 10th, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

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