[Met-jobs] postdoc position at LMU Munich, Germany

Dear colleagues, 

apologies for cross-posting, please forward this postdoc opportunity to potentially interested candidates.

Many thanks, 


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich is one of the largest and most renowned
universities in Germany. The Department of Geography invites applications
(full-time) for


Scientist (m/f/d) position

vegetation-climate interactions/global carbon cycle modeling


The chair for Geography and
Land Use Systems carries out fundamental and applied research on the human
impact on climate via land use. It investigates land surface-atmosphere interactions
from regional to global scale regarding both biophysical (energy, water) and
carbon cycle effects. While the group tries to foster our understanding of the
role of global land use for the historical Earth system, a special focus lies
on land management (e.g., forestry, grazing, bioenergy) and its potential to
mitigate future climate change. 

The successful applicant
will work on the global carbon budget as simulated by Earth system models
within the IPCC/CMIP6 project “Land Use Model Intercomparison Project” (LUMIP).
One focus is quantifying land use emissions and reducing their uncertainties
through combination of several modeling approaches and observational data.
Beyond this, the candidate will have considerable latitude in defining their
own research questions within the area of vegetation-climate-interactions.

The scientist will become
member of a dynamic team of researchers with ample opportunity for networking
and designing their own projects. The team is strongly involved in large
international projects such as the Global Carbon Project and the IPCC/CMIP6
coupled climate carbon cycle/land use model intercomparison projects (C4MIP,
LUMIP). The Department of Geography offers in-house expertise on local
laboratory studies and remote sensing. Wide opportunities for collaboration
exist with research institutions in the greater Munich area.

The position includes
teaching of 2 hours per week in the study programs of the Department of

Applicants for the research
scientist positions should have a PhD in a natural or physical science subject
(physics, geography, ecology or similar); good programming skills (such as
fortran, python); and excellent communication skills in English, proven also by
scientific publications. Training or experience in Earth system modeling is
desirable, but not essential.

The position is offered for
three years starting June 2019 or later. Payment will be in accordance with
TV-L E13. Part-time work is in principal possible. Your work place will be located
in central Munich and is easy to reach by public transport or bike. We offer an
interesting and responsible position with good opportunities for vocational
training and career development. We encourage female candidates to apply. Handicapped persons with
comparable qualifications receive preferential status.

Please send an application outlining
your fit for the position (including an informative cover letter, a curriculum
vitae, copies of scientific degrees and grades, and the names and contact information
of two references) by March 28, 2019, preferably by e-mail (one PDF-attachment
with max. 5MB only including all documents) to climate.jobs@geographie.uni-muenchen.de
or by mail to Carmen Gassner, Lehrstuhl für Geographie und Landnutzungssysteme,
Department für Geographie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Luisenstr.
37, 80333 München. For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Julia
Pongratz  (julia.pongratz@lmu.de).

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