The Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences / Department of Earth Sciences / Meteorological Institute invites applications for a

Post-Doctoral Position in Large-scale Atmospheric Dynamics and Numerical Modelling

Meteorology institute at the University of Hamburg invites applications for a post-doctoral position in large-scale atmospheric dynamics and numerical modelling.

This is a three-year position that prepares scholars for academic positions involving teaching and research.

Specific duties:

The successful candidate will join the theoretical meteorology group to work on modelling the large-scale dynamics and predictability. The successful application will combine novel diagnostic methods and numerical models of different complexity to analyze spatio-temporal variability of the climate system. The position includes up to 4 teaching hours per week.


A university degree in a relevant subject plus doctorate. The PhD degree can be in atmospheric science, physical oceanography, physics, applied mathematics or a related field. Candidates are expected to have an appropriate track record of communicating research results, strong computational skills, and a high level of independence and creativity.

University of Hamburg aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in accordance with the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HmbGleiG). Qualified disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status receive preference in the application process.

Expected start is 1 July 2019 or as soon as possible after this date.

Please direct enquiries about the position to Prof. Nedjeljka Zagar,

Further information can be found here

How to apply:

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, copies of degree certificates, the names and contact information of 2-3 professional references, and a statement of research and teaching interest submitted as one single PDF file.

Please send applications to with the subject "post-doc application TM" by 01.05.2019.

Please do not submit original documents as we are not able to return them. Any documents submitted will be destroyed after the application process has concluded.

published: 03 April 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.