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2 Scientific Employees at the 'Sea Ice Physics' section of the Climate Sciences Division

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
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Location Germany (North)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 15/12/2011
Company Name Alfred Wegener Institut fur Polar und Meeresforschung
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Division:Climate Sciences

The  'Sea Ice Physics’ section at the AWI analyses the role of sea ice within the climate system, reasons for change within the sea ice, its impacts on the oceanic and atmospheric circulation, as well as on biological processes in the sea and sea ice. The work is backed up by remote sensing, direct observations and numerical models. The research activities are closely linked with those of other European institutes.

The Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research offers two positions for scientists at the 'Sea Ice Physics' section of the Climate Sciences division.

Scientific employee (salary grade 13 TVöD Bund)- code: 83/D/KL

Tasks: The applicant should contribute to the forecasting of sea ice properties of the Arctic Ocean in order to advance ice-routing advice for shipping in ice covered seas. Therefore necessary activities encompass  implementation and assessment of additional physical processes within the existing ocean-sea ice model NAOSIM as well as the execution of  high resolution simulations with numerical models of the Arctic Ocean. Furthermore, an important task is the exchange of results with other groups participating in the project.?

Qualification: Diploma/Master and doctoral degree in geophysics, physics, meteorology, oceanography or related discipline. Substantial knowledge of computer programs (UNIX, Fortran, script languages, visualization tools) and interest in the role of sea ice within the climate system is expected as well as the willingness to participate in expeditions to the polar region. Experience in large-scale ocean modeling or adjoint methods of data assimilation are beneficial.

Scientific employee (salary grade 13 TVöD Bund) – code: 84/D/KL

Tasks: Design, realization and analysis of calculations with coupled global climate models for decadal climate prediction. Novel efforts for the initialization of the climate system shall be developed and tested for predictions over periods of several years up to decades. 

Qualification: Diploma/Master and doctoral degree in geophysics, physics, meteorology, oceanography or related discipline. Solid knowledge of numerical simulation of complex hydro-dynamic processes and of climate physics is expected as well as willingness to participate in expeditions to the polar region. Experience with coupled climate models or prediction of climate phenomena would be of advantage.

More information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Gerdes (ruediger.gerdes(at)awi.de).

The positions are limited to three years.

AWI strives to increase the proportion of female scientists. Therefore, female candidates are specifically encouraged to apply.??Disabled applicants with identical technical and personal suitability will be preferentially selected. The AWI is an equal opportunity employer.??AWI supports balanced work-life career development via a variety of schemes.

Applications, including the usual documents with reference to the index number should be sent by December, 15 2011 to: Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar- and Marine Research, Personnel Department, P.O. Box 12 01 61, 27515 Bremerhaven / Germany (http://www.awi.de)

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