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30 Jun 2017

Full-Time PostDoc (3 years) focusing on extreme events, weather and climate patterns…

Gerrit Lohmann – Posted by glohmann Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany

Job Description

For our section paleoclimate dynamics at the Alfred Wegener Institute we are looking for a

PostDoc (3 years)

focusing on extreme events, weather and climate patterns on synoptic up to a thousand-year time scales.

Number: 90/G/Kli


Background and tasks:

We expect the project to evaluate the long-term evolution of variability modes and their link to synoptic events, extreme values on long time scales and the mechanisms of the causes of abrupt climate change.


The successful applicant will contribute to research in the framework of our topic `The Earth system from a polar perspective’. Within the framework of the project, you evaluate seasonal variations and extremes by means of instrumental, proxy and model data. We analyze the variability of atmospheric blockings under different climatic background conditions, and develop suitable tools (preferentially in R) for our purpose.




  • PhD in physics, mathematics, informatics or related fields
  • Experiences in the analysis of time series, especially in R, Rstudio, Rshiny
  • Abilities and interests in the interdisciplinary work of earth system research
  • Very good command of English spoken and written
  • Good knowledge of dealing with computer software
  • Teamwork and interest in (inter) national cooperation


For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Gerrit Lohmann ([email protected], Tel: 0471 4831-1758).


The position is limited to 3 years. Depending on your qualification and the tasks assigned to you, the remuneration is possible up to remuneration group 13 and is governed by the collective agreement for the federal government (TVöD-Bund). The place of employment is Bremerhaven. AWI wishes to recruit a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate/Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The post is available from 01 September 2017, or a mutually agreeable date thereafter.


We offer a multidisciplinary international and exciting work environment with flexible working hours, state-of-the-art research equipment and a first-class infrastructure.

The AWI seeks to increase the number of women in the scientific field and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. People with disabilities are preferred with equal professional and personal suitability. The compatibility of work and family life is specifically promoted through various measures. Due to our family-friendly personnel policy, we were awarded the certificate for the “Job and Family” audit.

How to Apply

Please send your application until July 15 to: Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Human Resource Management, PO Box 120161, 27515 Bremerhaven, Germany. Please send your application with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, certificates and contact details of two relevant references) by e-mail (all documents in a PDF file combined) to: [email protected] and provide the number 90/G/Kli

Job Categories: Researcher/Academic. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: 27570. Salaries: Less than $100,000.

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