Postdoc Position (m/f/d) for the project A5: The Land-ocean transition zone, in the framework of the DFG Cluster of Excellence ´CliCCS-Climate, Climate Change and Society´, funded by the associated Helmholtz Excellence network
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute of Coastal Research invites applications for a 5-year Postdoc position (m/f/d) for the project A5: The Land-ocean transition zone, in the framework of the DFG Cluster of Excellence ´CliCCS-Climate, Climate Change and Society´, funded by the associated Helmholtz Excellence network.
The Institute of Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht hosts a number of highly motivated and experienced researchers in the broad field of coastal research. Our research focus lies on coastal system research with specific expertise in regional coupled modelling on regional and coastal scales. At Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht numerical models are developed with the aim to determine the past and current state of the environment and to understand the impact of major drivers for future changes in the system.
The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is partner in CliCCS, an ambitious research program at the University of Hamburg, which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and part of Germany’s Excellence Strategy. CliCCS aims to understand climate changes, taking into account internal variability, extreme events, and unexpected side effects, addressing the natural and social spheres as well as their interactions. CliCCS’ overarching research question is: Which climate futures are possible and which are plausible? The programme will investigate how climate changes and how society changes with it, thereby feeding back on climate. It will identify those climate futures that are consistent with both climate and social dynamics (possible), and those we expect to unfold with appreciable probability (plausible).
Initially, a fixed term position for the duration of 60 months is offered, with commencement of employment 01. April 2019.
Duties include academic services in the project named above. The position is specifically suitable to pursue independent research in the frame of the CliCCS programme/project and provides the opportunity to pursue further academic qualifications.
The candidate will, in close cooperation with scientists from Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht and Max Planck Institute for Meteorology further develop the global ICON-coast model by extending the global ocean general circulation model ICON-O, focusing on the implementation of specific grid configurations and their relevance for resolving relevant physical and biogeochemical aspects. Specific focus of the research are the physical and biogeochemical dynamics of the global land-ocean transition zone (LOTZ) and the role of the LOTZ for carbon cycling in the Earth system. The candidate will work in an interdisciplinary project team together with scientists University of Hamburg and the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and active collaboration is expected.
==> Closing date for applications is February 26, 2019
==> Further details for this job offer code-no. 2019/KS 3