PostDoc position Earth system modelling GEOMAR Kiel

The research unit “Biogeochemical Modelling” of the research division “Marine Biogeochemistry”, is inviting applications for a

3-year Postdoctoral Scientist Position
as part of the ComparCE project of the DFG-funded Priority Program 1689 on the Assessment of Climate Engineering.

We are looking for candidates with a strong interest in Earth system modelling and model assessment. The research project will focus on the selection of indicators and development of metrics to assess a number of climate engineering ideas (such as afforestation, ocean alkalinisation, solar radiation management,…) in the context of mitigation. Tools will be developed and tested on the basis of model simulations of various climate engineering scenarios employing new and already existing runs of intermediate complexity (UVic) and complex Earth system (MPI-ESM) models. Metric development will account for model uncertainties (e.g. by analysing perturbed parameter ensembles) and include collaboration with scientists from other disciplines engaged in the Priority Program, such as social sciences, international law and ethics, and some readiness to engage in interdisciplinary work is required.
We are looking for a creative and ambitious earth scientist with a PhD in a natural sciences subject, very strong expertise in the analysis of numerical models of the earth system, and a strong background in climate science.
The position is limited to 3 years with a start date as soon as possible. Salary and social benefits are according to Germany’s public sector TVöD 13 scale. This is a full-time position. The position can be split.
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Many thanks and best regrads,

Andreas Oschlies