Postdoc position in the field of modeling the water cycle in the trade-wind region

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Closing date: 14 December 2020

The Institute of Meteorology at Freie Universität Berlin is offering a position for a postdoctoral researcher for a period of 3 years.

The researcher will work in the project “Modelling water pathways and isotopes in the trade-wind boundary layer (MoWITrade)”, funded by the German Science Foundation, which aims at investigating the water cycle in the marine trade-wind region. She or he will develop and apply sophisticated moisture transport diagnostics in numerical model simulations over a wide range of resolutions based on the ICON-ART framework. Passive numerical moisture tracers will be used in combination with prognostic water isotope simulations to determine the isotopic fingerprints of moisture pathways in the trade-wind region. The simulated isotopic composition will be compared to measurements from the recent EUREC4A field campaign over the tropical North Atlantic.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree (PhD) in meteorology, climate sciences, physics, mathematics or computer sciences. We are looking for a motivated researcher with experience in numerical simulations of the atmosphere. Experience in the analysis of the atmospheric water cycle and/or the isotopic composition of atmospheric moisture are of advantage.

The application deadline is 14. Dec. 2020. For information on how to apply, see

Further inquiries can be addressed to Stephan Pfahl (


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