The Institute of Geography at the University of Bremen invites
applications for the following academic position, starting as soon as
possible, until the end of the project on April 30, 2020:
salary grade EG 13 TV-L
full time position
Reference number: A85/17
The postdoc will work in the Climate Lab of the Institute of Geography
(http://ift.tt/2pHEQZG), in the
project “Ice-Ocean Interaction of Peripheral Greenland Glaciers”, funded
by the German Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF) within the
collaborative project cluster GReenland ice sheet/OCEan Interaction
The postdoc will develop, implement, and validate a parametrization for
submarine melt and calving of peripheral glaciers in Greenland, within
the framework of the Open Global Glacier Model (see http://oggm.org).
Based on this parametrization, the 20th century mass change of
peripheral glaciers in Greenland will be reconstructed, and their 21st
century mass change will be projected.
Close collaboration is expected with other glaciologists and
oceanographers within the project cluster, e.g., to obtain data for
calibration and validation, to distribute runoff estimates used as a
boundary condition for other models, and to ensure consistency with
ice-sheet model-based mass change estimates.
To apply successfully, you will:
– have a PhD in a field of Earth science with proven, strong
mathematical/physical background, or a PhD in
physics/mathematics/informatics with previous experience in an Earth
– have a publication record in peer-reviewed, international journals;
– have demonstrated skills in scientific programming;
– be fluent in English (equivalent to CEFR level C1).
It will be advantageous if you can demonstrate:
– experience in glaciology and/or oceanography;
– experience in applying for competitive, external funding;
– working experience in a supercomputing environment;
– working experience with Python;
– proficiency in German.
The University of Bremen is an equal opportunity employer and aims
particularly at increasing the share of female faculty members in
research and teaching. Thus, qualified women are especially encouraged
to apply. International applications and those from candidates with a
migration background are explicitly appreciated. Candidates with
disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualifications.
Please submit your application including the reference number, a letter
of motivation, CV (with copies of certificates), and contact details of
two referees until 4, May 2017 to:
Fachbereich 8/ Sozialwissenschaften
Frau Korte – Reference number A85/17
or per E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (Administration of the
Department of Social Sciences, University of Bremen)
Questions regarding the positon should be addressed to Ben Marzeion