The Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (MPI-BGC) in Jena is dedicated to interdisciplinary fundamental research in the field of Earth system sciences with a focus on climate and ecosystems. The internationally renowned institute, which currently employs around 230 people, will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2022. Jena is known for high-tech industry, internationally renowned research institutions and a modern university, but it also has a beautiful natural setting in the green Saale valley with steep limestone slopes. The city of Jena has an active student scene and a diverse cultural life. For the department of Biogeochemical Signals we are looking for two
Scientific Programmer (m/f/d)
(Full-time, initially limited to 2 years with the possibility of extension)
Background and position description:
The aim of the Biogeochemical Signals Department is to integrate models and observations to better understand present and future interaction between the terrestrial biosphere, land-use and climate. The department develops complex numerical models to simulate biogeochemical cycles on local to global scales (e.g. QUINCY, Thum et al. 2019). We are looking for creative and innovative applicants, who will strengthen our efforts to tackle this important challenge and in particular contribute to coupling the QUINCY model into the ICON land model, as well as developing representations of land use change and disturbance regimes.
These full-time positions as Scientific Programmers (m/f/d) are to be filled as soon as possible; part-time work is generally possible. The position will be evaluated and graded following the collective agreement according to TVöD Bund; in addition, we will provide a pension plan based on the public service (VBL).
The Max Planck Society (MPS) strives for gender equality and diversity. The MPS aims to increase the proportion of women in areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore explicitly encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from all fields. The Max Planck Society has set itself the goal of employing more severely disabled people. Applications from severely disabled persons are expressly encouraged.
Dr. Sönke Zaehle (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Are you interested? Please send us your application with cover letter, curriculum vitae as well a s names and contact information of two references summarised in a PDF file (max. 10 MB) by email to email@example.com or to the
Max-Planck-Institut für Biogeochemie
by 19 March 2021, quoting the reference number 02/2021. We kindly ask you not to submit copies of your application documents only, as your documents will be destroyed in accordance with data protection regulations after completion of the application procedure.
We look forward to receiving your application!