The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) is an internationally renowned center for climate research located in Hamburg, Germany. The MPI-M provides a vibrant international and interdisciplinary environment for conducting scientific research as well as access to state-of-the-art scientific facilities. The institute is located in the heart of one of Europe’s most livable cities, and is embedded in an environment known worldwide for its breadth of climate research.
The project PalMod is a project between MPI-M and several other German research institutes and universities, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Science (BMBF), to understand climate system dynamics and variability during the last glacial cycle. Within the research group Ocean Biogeochemistry in the department The Ocean in the Earth System of the MPI-M and as part of the project PalMod, we are looking for a
Postdoctoral Scientist (m/f, Ref. MPIM-W035)
in the area of ocean biogeochemical modeling. The work will focus on understanding how marine biogeochemical processes controlled the ocean carbon sink and thereby the atmospheric CO2 during the last deglaciation. The successful applicant will work on adjusting the global biogeochemistry model HAMOCC for the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM). She/he will perform transient model simulations with HAMOCC in the framework of the Max Planck Institute’s Earth System Model (MPI-ESM) starting in the LGM to the present. This research will make a major contribution to the MPIM’s ongoing model development efforts aimed at improved representation of carbon and nutrient sequestration in the ocean. It is also essential for the PalMod’s activities focusing on the role and mechanisms of the feedbacks between the carbon cycle and climate during glacial times.
Qualifications / Experience
Candidates will be evaluated based on their qualifications and ability to fulfill the responsibilities as outlined for this project.
How to submit your application for this post
Deadline for applying
This vacancy has been opened 21 November 2016. A first cut-off date for the collection of the applications is foreseen on 1 January 2017. If the position is not filled, this vacancy announcement will be re-published indicating a second cut-off date.
Further information on this position
For further information, please contact Dr. Tatiana Ilyina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do not forward your application to this email address, the applications need to be submitted through the online application system (see link above).