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Postdoctoral scholar position in the field of terrestrial systems modeling

Forschungszentrum Jülich Published: August 5, 2019
Jülich, Germany
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As a member of the Helmholtz Association, Forschungszentrum Jülich makes an effective contribution to solving major challenges facing society in the fields of information, energy, and bioeconomy. It focuses on varied tasks in the area of research management and utilizes large, often unique, scientific infrastructure. Come and work with around 6,100 colleagues across a range of topics and disciplines at one of Europe's largest research centres.

The Institute of Bio- and Geosciences – Agrosphere (IBG-3) contributes to an improved understanding and reliable prediction of hydrologic and biogeochemical processes in terrestrial systems. At IBG-3, modeling of the terrestrial system in supercomputer environments and the analyses of large data sets constitute central components of scientific and applied research. IBG-3 is also member of the Centre of High-Performance Scientific Computing in Terrestrial Systems (HPSC TerrSys), Geoverbund ABC/J, Germany ( IBG-3 and HPSC TerrSys maintain a leading position in the development and application of parallel software technologies in the geosciences.

We are looking to recruit a

Postdoctoral scholar position in the field of terrestrial systems modeling

Your Job:

  • In a large collaborative project of the Helmholtz Association related to climate change adaptation, you will setup and perform large scale terrestrial systems simulations over the European continent based on novel climate change scenarios and story lines.
  • The simulation results will be analyzed using advanced data analytics technologies to inform various sectors in order to formulate adaptation strategies.
  • Your work will involve constructing complex workflows in supercomputing environments, handling of large data sets, and interacting in a large team of scientists.

Your Profile:

  • university degree in geosciences, physics, computer science or related fields
  • documented experience in geoscientific modeling and analyses
  • experience with supercomputer environments is an advantage
  • ability to cooperate in an interdisciplinary and international team
  • very good communication and organization skills
  • very good English language skills

Our Offer:

  • international, interdisciplinary working environment on an attractive research campus, ideally situated between the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf and Aachen
  • working in an institute of one of the largest research institutions in Europe
  • international and interdisciplinary working atmosphere
  • use of excellent scientific and technical infrastructure
  • participation in international workshops and conferences
  • a comprehensive further training programme
  • flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and private life
  • limited for 2 years with possible longer-term prospects
  • full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours
  • salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD)

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

We look forward to receiving your application, preferably via our online recruitment system on our career site, quoting the reference number 2019-266.

Questions about the vacancy?
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