Open postdoc position on mineral dust modeling

Storm-resolving modeling offers new opportunities for a more detailed representation of the global mineral dust cycle.
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Wind speed obtained with convection-permitting modeling

We are inviting applications for an open 2-year postdoctoral position (TV-L E13) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Department Troposphere Research (IMK-TRO). 

As successful candidate, you will work on advancing the model representation of mineral dust, a dominant type of natural aerosol, in ICON(-ART) with the goal to improve understanding of dust impacts and to determine the role of mineral dust in the Earth system. You will implement and test new parameterizations, conduct high-resolution, convection-permitting simulations, and quantify dust interactions with clouds and radiation. To evaluate the model results, you will perform detailed comparisons with observations. In the context of the EU project nextGEMS and the Helmholtz Young Investigator Group “Mineral Dust”, your work will contribute to developing a next-generation Earth system model. Beyond that, you will have the opportunity to gain experience in the co-supervision of students and to contribute to teaching.

For the described position, we are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with background in meteorology or physics, or a comparable qualification, expertise in model development and scientific programming (e.g. Fortran, C++, Shell script, Python, Matlab), as well as experience with numerical modeling and high-performance computing. Previous knowledge in the field of mineral dust or other aerosol types and very good English language and communication skills complement your profile.

Start date: as soon as possible


This application is closed.

KIT actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion, and as an equal opportunity employer, KIT explicitly encourages applications from women as well as from others who will bring additional diversity. Recognized severely disabled applicants will be preferentially considered if they are equally qualified.