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Postdoctoral Researcher in Ice-Sheet Modelling
Bremen, Germany
University of Bremen
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Postdoctoral Researcher in Ice-Sheet Modelling

in the project

PalMod - From the Last Interglacial to the Anthropocene

The position is open now and the successful candidate should start as soon as possible. Irrespective of the start date, the position will end on December 31, 2026.

Salary corresponds to 100% TV-L E13. The employment is governed by the Act of Academic Fixed- Term Contract (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG).

The goal of PalMod is to understand climate system dynamics and variability during the last glacial cycle. PalMod aims at simulating key periods of the last glacial cycle in transient mode with comprehensive Earth System Models that include interactive ice sheets. PalMod addresses climate variability during the last glacial cycle on a large range of time scales, from interannual to multi- millennial, and attempts to quantify the relative contributions of external forcing and processes internal to the Earth system. In order to achieve a higher level of understanding of natural climate variability at time scales of millennia, its governing processes and implications for the future climate, PalMod brings together three different research communities: the Earth system modelling community, the proxy data community and the computational science community.

We invite energetic and creative applicants with a strong research background in ice-sheet modelling. As successful applicant, you will work in an interdisciplinary team of Earth System modellers in the Geosystem Modelling group at MARUM ( Within this team, you will contribute to the continuous improvement of the coupled Earth System model (CESM-PISM) with a special focus on the ice-sheet component (PISM) and its coupling to the atmosphere and ocean. You will further carry out model simulations of the last glacial and deglaciation in a supercomputing environment. In particular, you will explore the role of ice-sheet dynamics in millennial-scale climate variability (e.g. Heinrich events) and publish your scientific results in international journals.


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