The Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Campus Alpin, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany is looking for a

Earth System Modeler and HPC Expert


at earliest convenience.

The initial contract will be for two years with options for continuation thereafter.

The main work tasks for the position are:

  • Research in Earth System Modeling and the field of climate research and atmosphere/hydrosphere/biosphere interactions
  • Initiation of and participation in collaborative Earth System Modeling activities
  • Support of scientific programming and Earth System Modeling activities in our lab (e.g. WRF/WRF-Hydro/WRF-LES, COSMO-CLM, MPAS, LPJ-Guess, Landscape DNDC)
  • Design, administration, maintenance, operation and user support for our High Performance Computing (HPC) environment and General Parallel File Systems (GPFS)

To be successful the potential candidate should have:

  • PhD in environmental- /natural sciences or computer sciences
  • Expert knowledge in Earth System Modeling, preferably in the field of Land-Atmosphere Interactions, shown by an international publication record
  • Architecture- and administration engineering knowledge of clustered HPC environments including in-depth knowledge of server hardware, operating systems, networking services/protocols, and storage infrastructure (GPFS)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

Please send your detailed application electronically and in one pdf-file to verena.wedler@kit.edu until 15th of October 2017 latest (CV with proof of required skills, focused letter of motivation, list of publication in peer reviewed journals, contact details of 2-3 referees).

The position remains open until a suitable candidate has been selected. Salary will be commensurate with the German public employees salary scale.

KIT/IMK-IFU strives to achieve gender balance at all levels of employment. We therefore particularly encourage female candidates to apply for this position. With appropriate qualifications, applications from handicapped persons will be treated with preference.

Prof. Dr. Harald Kunstmann
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Campus Alpin - Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-IFU)
Kreuzeckbahnstraβe 19
82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Email: harald.kunstmann@kit.edu

updated: 13 Sepember 2017    Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.