19/04/2021

Scientific Programmer (W091)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    GeosciencesOther
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    28/05/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Germany › Hamburg
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    39
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    19/04/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    951288

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) is a multidisciplinary centre for climate research located in Hamburg, Germany. It has an internationally recognised reputation in climate modelling. The MPI-M is located in the heart of one of Europe's most lively and vibrant cities. It provides a highly international and interdisciplinary environment for conducting scientific research as well as access to state-of-the-art scientific facilities.

MPI-M is now opening a position for a

Scientific programmer (f/m/div – W091)

to develop and maintaining ICON-Land model code used in the high-resolution ICON-ESM setup within a framework of the ICON Earth System Model. The main responsibility of this experienced programmer will be to provide continuous technical support to the scientists to ensure that the model works efficiently. An important part of the job is coordinating with the project partners to ensure efficient data storage and exchange within the project.

The successful candidate will contribute to the Q-ARCTIC project “Quantify disturbance impacts on feedbacks between Arctic permafrost and global climate” (www.q-arctic.net) funded by the European Research Council (ERC, GA 951288). The research will be conducted in close collaboration with the MPI for Biogeochemistry (Jena) and b.geos GmbH (Korneuburg, Austria).

More Information

Benefits

Qualifications/Experience

  • Excellent skills in programming languages and tools (Fortran, python, shell, cdo, git) are mandatory
  • A PhD in applied mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physics, or a related field is of advantage
  • Strong experience in land surface and terrestrial ecosystem modelling on global scale
  • Very good English language skills
  • An ability to work independently
  • An ability to effectively communicate within the project

Eligibility criteria

 

Employment conditions

  • The appointment is until 30 September 2027. The starting date is 1 October 2021.
  • The workplace is located in Hamburg.
  • Payment will be in accordance with German public service positions (TVoeD E14), including extensive social security plans. The conditions of employment, including upgrades and duration, follow the rules of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Sciences and those of the German civil service.
  • The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.
  • Handicapped persons with comparable qualifications receive preferential status.

Selection process

Selection criteria

Candidates will be evaluated based on their qualifications and ability to fulfil the responsibilities as outlined for this project.

How to submit your application for this position

 

Please submit:

  1. A cover letter
  2. A detailed curriculum vitae incl. a list of publications
  3. The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of two referees
  4. One key publication from your past work

by uploading the documents in our online application system

Additional comments

https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mhmt/perso/mpim_w091.nsf/application

Deadline for applying

Applications received prior to 28th May 2021 will receive full consideration.

For further information, please contact Prof. Victor Brovkin (victor.brovkin (at)mpimet.mpg.de). Do not forward your application to this email address; the applications need to be submitted through the online application system (see link above).

 

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Geosciences
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Geosciences: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good
    GERMAN: Basic

Skills/Qualifications

The successful candidate will contribute to the Q-ARCTIC project “Quantify disturbance impacts on feedbacks between Arctic permafrost and global climate” (www.q-arctic.net) funded by the European Research Council (ERC, GA 951288). The research will be conducted in close collaboration with the MPI for Biogeochemistry (Jena) and b.geos GmbH (Korneuburg, Austria).

Responsibilities

  • developing and maintaining high-resolution ICON-Land model code used in the ICON-ESM framework
  • provide continuous technical support to the project scientists to ensure that the model works efficiently
  • organising efficient model and observational data storage within the project;
  • maintaining model evaluation and benchmarking tools
  • serving as a project contact to the ICON-ESM development community
  • communicating to the international high-performance computing groups

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
Germany
Hamburg
20146
Bundesstrasse 53

EURAXESS offer ID: 630661

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