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Postdoc researcher, ice-sheet modeling - Bremen, Germany

Postdoc researcher, ice-sheet modeling - Bremen, Germany

Bremen, Germany
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 goal of the PalMod project 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.
• PhD in Glaciology, Geosciences, Climate Science, Physics, Applied Mathematics or any related field
• Experience in ice-sheet modelling (PISM would be a particular advantage)
• Good skills in scientific computation (e.g. Linux shell scripting, programming in Python, FORTRAN, or MATLAB) and visualization
• Experience with climate models would be advantageous
• Proficient English language and scientific writing skills
• Strong motivation and ability to carry out research both independently and as part of a team in an international environment.
Your application should include a cover letter, CV, copies of your MSc and PhD certificates, publication list, and contact information of at least two referees. The cover letter should include your research interests, motivation, and anticipated career plans. Optionally, you can also submit a life-impact statement that describes any significant life circumstance that has impacted productivity, trajectory, or performance. Please submit your application documents with the reference number A15/23 until March 2nd, 2023 to

MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences
University of Bremen
Dr. Matthias Prange
Postfach 330 440
28334 Bremen, Germany

or electronically as a single PDF file to Dr. Matthias Prange (

The review of applications will start immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.
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