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Postdoctoral position in the field of climate and/or ice-sheet modeling

Postdoctoral position in the field of climate and/or ice-sheet modeling

MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen logo

MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen

MARUM is a research faculty of the University of Bremen. MARUM is home to the Cluster of Excellence “The ocean floor – unexplored interface of the earth”. MARUM focuses on the following three research fields: (i) Ocean and Climate, (ii) Interactions between geosphere and biosphere, (iii) Dynamics of the seabed.


Bremen, Germany


Relevant divisions
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)
Cryospheric Sciences (CR)

Full time


TV-L E13 (full position)

Preferred education

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

15 November 2019

Job description

For the second funding phase (2020-2023) of the German climate modelling initiative PalMod (“From the Last Interglacial to the Anthropocene: Modeling a Complete Glacial Cycle”) MARUM at the University of Bremen invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the field of (paleo-)climate and/or ice-sheet modeling.

The successful candidate will study the physical processes that led to the inception of the last ice age. Transient climate/ice-sheet simulations will be performed in order to examine the full range of feedback processes that are crucial for the large-scale build-up of ice sheets. Additionally, the candidate will contribute to the continued development of the climate/ice-sheet model in co-operation with the Geography Department at NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway).

The position is for a fixed term of 3 years. Salary corresponds to 100% TV-L E13.


- Doctoral degree in Physical Oceanography, Meteorology, Glaciology, Geosciences, Physics, Applied Mathematics or a related field.
- Experience in numerical modeling and scientific computation on high-performance computers.
- Experience with the Community Earth System Model (CESM) or the ice-sheet models SICOPOLIS or PISM (or a similar ice-sheet model) would be advantageous.
- Applicants should have a strong interest in paleodata, excellent English language skills and enjoy working in an international and interdisciplinary team.

For more information on the PalMod modelling initiative see

How to apply

Applicants should submit under the reference number A168/19 their letter of motivation, a CV including copies of certificates, a publication list, and contact information of two referees.

Documents should be submitted electronically to Dr. Matthias Prange ( All applications received prior to December 15th, 2019 will be given full consideration. The call is open until the position is filled.

The University of Bremen is particularly aiming to increase the number of female researchers. Applications from female candidates, international applications and applications of academics with a migration background are explicitly welcome.

In case of equal personal aptitudes and qualification priority will be given to disabled persons.