Research Associate for the Project "EarthSystem Reanalysis" § 28 subsection 3 HmbHG

Institution:Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences, Department of Earth System Sciences, Institute of Oceanography, CEN
Salary: EGR. 13 TV-L
Start date: 01.05.2022, fi xed until 30.04.2025 (This is a fi xed-term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act [Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG]).
Application deadline: 2022-03-31
Weekly hours: 65 % of standard work hours per week


Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may pursue independent research and further academic qualifications outside regular working hours.

Specific Duties

The project "Earth System Reanalysis" will develop a novel adjoint climate-assimilation framework and will apply it in a pilotsetting for improving climate change information over seasonal to interanual time scales. As part of this eff ort, candidates willbe involved in the advancement of an ESM coupled adjoint climate modeling and parameter optimization framework in thecontext of a first pilot Earth system reanalysis. Potential to use project results in the context of a habilitation or any othercareer development.


A university degree in a relevant fi eld plus doctorate.

PhD in oceanography, meteorology, applied mathematics or physics. Experience in numerical modeling and/or data assimilation.

We offer

  • Reliable remuneration basedon wage agreements
  • Continuing educationopportunities
  • University pensions
  • Attractive location
  • Flexible working hours
  • Work-life balanceopportunities
  • Reduced rates available for aHVV-Profi card (transit pass)and much more
  • Health management
  • Educational leave
  • 30 days of vacation perannum

As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, cooperative contacts to partners within and outside academia. It also provides and promotes sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally, nationally, and internationally.

Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

Tips on applying


Detlef Stammer
+49 40 42838-5052

Reference number: 35


Bundesstraße 53
20146 Hamburg
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Application deadline: 2022-03-31

Send us your complete application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of degree certificate(s) and ifnecessary ID attesting to your disability or proof of equivalent status) via the online application form ( only.

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published: 14 March 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.