Job offer / Stellenangebot

Scientist (m/f)

The Institute of coastal research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht hosts a number of highly motivated and experienced researchers in the broad field of coastal research. A research focus lies on numerical modelling of coastal processes with specific expertise in modelling of atmosphere, ocean, marine biogeochemistry, atmosphere and ocean chemistry and sediment transport and morphodynamics on regional and coastal scales. We plan to enlarge our modeling team by an expert in discharge modelling and invite applications for a permanent position. We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced scientist (m/f) and acknowledged expert (m/f) in hydrological modeling on climate timescales. The duration of the position is 24 months.

Your tasks:

  • model development to resolve and understand the feedbacks in the coupled regional atmosphere-land-ocean systems with particular focus on coastal systems
  • further development of hydrological discharge models/river routing schemes such as HD model, TRIP
  • independently building up this research field at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht
  • conduct research about the land-ocean coupling and climate and anthropogenic system drivers on various time scales in collaboration with atmospheric and oceanic modelers
  • establishing collaboration with other Helmholtz Centers to develop research at the land-ocean-atmosphere interface
  • networking with national and international modeling communities
  • supervising of master and PhD students, collaboration with postdoctoral researchers
  • project applications and participation in national and international projects
  • publication in relevant scientific journals
  • presenting the research at international conferences and committees

Profile and qualification:

  • the successful applicant (m/f) has a university degree in Physics, Mathematics, Hydrology, Environmental Science, or related disciplines and holds a relevant PhD
  • she/he has outstanding expertise in hydrological discharge modelling on climate time scales
  • long standing experience in model development and evaluation including competence in using observational data for both purposes
  • documented expertise in working with models simulating river runoff on climate model scales and global and regional climate models
  • expertise in dealing with climate model biases and bias correction methods would be advantageous.
  • Relevant scientific expertise is documented in a range of publications in peer reviewed scientific literature.
  • the successful applicant (m/f) has excellent programming skills, familiar with FORTRAN and shell scripts within a unix/linux and High Performance Computing environment
  • excellent command of English and the ability and experience to work in an inter- and transdisciplinary environment
  • Networking with national and international modeling communities
  • the successful applicant (m/f) has participated in national and international projects and ideally also successfully applied for funding
  • contributed or independently supervised master and PhD students and guided and collaborated with postdoctoral researchers
  • and is ideally experienced in building up and leading an own research group

Closing date for applications is July, 14th, 2017.

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