PhD position in the field of atmospheric convection
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany
Closing date: 31 March 2019
The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, a multidisciplinary centre for climate and Earth system research located in Hamburg, Germany, invites applications for 1 PhD in the field of atmospheric convection (W058).
The applicant will be part of the Minerva Research Group “Cloud-Wave Coupling” and will investigate the interactions between convection, clouds and convectively-generated atmospheric waves. This task will involve designing and conducting numerical experiments with the ICON model.
Qualifications / Experience
- The applicant is expected to hold a M.Sc. or diploma in meteorology, geosciences, physics, mathematics, or a related field.
- A good knowledge in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics is required.
- Basic knowledge of numerical analysis and statistical methods is of advantage.
- Good skills in programming and computer science will be regarded very favorably, since the applicant will work with large-scale computing systems (unix or GNU/linux OS, parallel computing).
- The position is offered for three years.
- This Ph.D. position is part of the International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM).
- Payment will be in accordance with German public service positions up to TVoeD E13/65%, including extensive social security plans. The conditions of employment follow the rules of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Sciences and those of the German civil service.
- The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applica-tions from all backgrounds.
- Handicapped persons with comparable qualifications receive preferential status.
How to submit your application
- a cover letter,
- a detailed curriculum vitae, and
- copies of certificates
by uploading the documents in our online application system:
To complete your application, two reference letters are required. Applicants are asked to forward to their referees the IMPRS-ESM template reference sheet and information letter. These can be downloaded from:
Please submit your application until 31 March 2019.
Further information on this position
For further information, please contact Dr. Claudia Stephan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Note that applications will be accepted only when submitted via the online application system (see link above).