Open postdoc position on mineral dust modeling

Advances in mineral dust parameterizations and computing infrastructure allow 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). 

In the context of the EU project nextGEMS and the Helmholtz Young Investigator Group “Mineral Dust”, the successful candidate will contribute to developing a next-generation Earth system model and to determining the role of mineral dust in the climate system. She/he will work on modeling the mineral dust cycle with ICON(-ART). He/she will implement additional parameterizations, investigate the sensitivity of modeled mineral dust on model resolution and conduct convection-permitting simulations. To evaluate the model results, she/he will perform detailed comparisons with observations. Beyond that, he/she 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, knowledge in atmospheric physics, expertise in scientific programming (e.g. Fortran, C++, Shell script, Python, Matlab), as well as profound experience with numerical modeling and high-performance computing. Previous knowledge in the field of mineral dust/aerosols and very good English language and communication skills complement the candidate's profile.

Start date: as soon as possible

To apply for this position, please send your application package (cover letter, CV, degree certificates, supporting material as applicable) as a single pdf to Dr. Martina Klose (martina klose does-not-exist.kit edu).

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.