The Earth System Dynamics research group at the University of
Tübingen, Germany, announces 1 PhD position or 1 Postdoc
position associated with a new DFG (Deutsche
Forschungsgemeinschaft) funded project that is part of the DFG
priority program “Mountain Building Processes in 4D” (http://ift.tt/2sTQjqF
). The project is titled “Neogene Paleoelevation and Paleoclimate
of the Central Alps – Linking Earth Surface Processes to
Lithospheric Dynamics” and integrates stable isotope altimetry
records of the Central Alps with high resolution, global isotope
tracking paleoclimate model simulations. Different uplift
scenarios for the Neogene are tested with the help of climate
model simulations with the aim to 1) put further constraints on
the paleoelevation history and 2) evaluate the impact of climate
change and different surface elevation scenarios on isotopes in
precipitation across the Alps.
Candidates with interests in atmospheric general circulation
modeling (GCM) of paleoclimate and the interplay between
tectonics, climate and erosion should apply. The candidate will
conduct simulations with the German isotope tracking GCM
ECHAM5-wiso for different times within the Neogene, process and
analyze output using cutting edge software and methods from
climatology, and collaborate with PhD students and postdocs from
different institutes and disciplines to address the project’s
aims. State of the art facilities for high performance cluster
computing are available.
Requirements for applicants are written and spoken fluency in
English and completion of an MSc degree (or equivalent) prior to
appointment as a PhD candidate or completion of a PhD prior to
appointment as a postdoctoral researcher. The start date for the
position is January 1, 2018. Proficiency in German is beneficial,
but not required. The applicant is required to have basic
knowledge of shell scripting and NCAR Command Language or the
willingness to learn these in the early stages of the project.
Knowledge of Fortran is beneficial.
The appointment is for 36 months and salaries are at the
German TV-E13 level (75%).
Application materials should include: a CV and list of prior
publications (if any), a 1-2 page cover letter with a statement of
research interests, and contact information for three referees
familiar with the candidate’s research. Application materials
should be sent as a single PDF file via e-mail and in English.
Questions concerning this position should be directed to Dr.
Sebastian Mutz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Prof. Todd Ehlers (email@example.com).
Additional information about the Earth System Dynamics research
group is available at: http://ift.tt/2skeiSD. Applications
should be submitted by July 1, 2017 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tübingen is a university town and offers a high quality of living
and numerous recreational opportunities in southwest Germany.
Sebastian Mutz– Dr. Sebastian Mutz
Department of Geosciences
University of Tübingen