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1 x 1,0 Post-Doc / Research Associate

The MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences and UNIVERSITY OF BREMEN are offering, subject to budgetary release of the post, the position of a

Post-Doc / Research Associate
Salary level 13 TV-L (100%)
Reference number A297/17

in the field of

Glaciology – Paleoclimate / Dynamic modelling of the Antarctic Ice Sheet

for a duration of 36 months starting not later than January 31st, 2018.

The position is funded by the German Research Foundation, the Priority Program 1158 “Antarctic Research” as part of the international project MAGIC-DML ( The prospective candidate will investigate changes in ice volume and climate conditions in East Antarctica since the Pliocene warm period, by integrating available field constraints, including a large data collection acquired by the MAGIC-DML team in the Dronning Maud Land (DML) sector, with numerical ice sheet modeling. The candidate will develop a high-resolution nested model of the Dronning Maud Land ice cover as part of continental-scale ice sheet simulations and will implement automated methods for model calibration and assimilation of field evidence for an interpretation of in-situ data in terms of past ice dynamical changes. This work will be carried out in a close collaboration with two PhD students placed at Stockholm University (frequently visiting the University of Bremen) who will focus on compiling field data, developing statistical downscaling techniques and testing different strategies for climate forcing based on reconstructions from climate models and ice/sediment cores for the most recent deglaciation history (since the Last Glacial Maximum).

The candidate will perform continental- and regional-scale modeling studies that will include components of input data collection, data uncertainty analysis, model sensitivity studies using a wide variety of parameter settings (intrinsic, climate), and model calibration, to arrive at most credible reconstructions of past climate conditions and ice sheet geometries using the new in-house version of the ice sheet model SICOPOLIS (

Required qualifications:

  • Completed doctoral degree in Computational Glaciology or Climatology, Physics or 
Applied Mathematics or related fields.
  • Experience with continental-scale ice sheet models and analysis of climate model outputs.
  • Excellent programming skills (Fortran, MatLab) and a documented ability to develop ice sheet models.
  • Record of high-quality publications in international topical and interdisciplinary journals.
  • Applicants should have excellent English language skills and enjoy working in an international and interdisciplinary team.

The University of Bremen intends to increase the proportion of female employees in natural sciences; therefore women are particularly encouraged to apply. In case of equal personal aptitudes and qualification, disabled persons will be preferentially considered.
The University of Bremen explicitly invites persons with migration background to apply.

Applications including a cover letter, C.V., publication list, copies of degree certificates, a statement of research interest and the names of two referees should be submitted until November 29, 2017  under the reference number A297/17 to:

MARUM, Universität Bremen
Fachberbeich 5 Geowissenschaften
Dr. Irina Rogozhina
Postfach 33 04 40, D-28334 Bremen, Phone: +49 (0)421-218 65433

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Erstellt am 09.11.17 von Rebekka Rosner