Support Scientist (EG 13) in Atmospheric Modelling

Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Potsdam, Germany

The section Physics of the Atmosphere in Potsdam, Germany, invites applications for a Support Scientist (EG 13) in Atmospheric Modelling with a focus on ozone climate interactions.

AWI seeks an experienced atmospheric modeler to model and analyze the role of the ozone layer for the coupled climate system and the observed fast climate changes in the Arctic.  The successful applicant will work with an array of state-of-the-art climate and global chemistry models, including the fully lagrangian global chemistry and transport model ATLAS, the fast stratospheric chemistry scheme SWIFT and the ECHAM general circulation model. The applicant will couple SWIFT and the ATLAS transport scheme to ECHAM6 and deliver this coupled modul to the AWI-CM, enable ATLAS for runs at High Performance Computers, and perform long simulation runs of ECHAM6-SWIFT and AWI-CM-SWIFT.

AWI offers a multi-disciplinary and collaborative working environment in the stratospheric and modelling groups of the Alfred Wegener Institute situated in Potsdam, Germany.

The position requires a PhD degree in physics, meteorology or a related. Experience in atmospheric modelling and a good knowledge in atmospheric chemistry and dynamics with a focus on the stratosphere are required. Profound knowledge in scientific programming and good skills in the programming languages Matlab, Fortran, and Unix-like operating systems are essential. Good English language skills are expected.

Employment is limited to 31.8.2019. Ongoing employment will depend on ongoing third-party funding. Earliest starting date is May 1st, 2018. The salary will be paid in accordance with the German Tarifvertrag des öffentlichen Dienstes (TVöD Bund), salary level 13. The place of employment will be Potsdam.

Applications for this full-time position including CV and degree certificates should be submitted by January 31st, 2018, referencing code 172/D/Kli-P via email (all documents merged into one PDF file) to: personal.potsdam@awi.de

More information
For more information, please contact Prof. Markus Rex (Markus.Rex@awi.de) and visit