Job advertisement Postdoctoral Fellow Position – Earth System Predictability

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Postdoctoral Fellow Position – Earth System Predictability

Postdoctoral Fellow Position – Earth System Predictability

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IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP)

The IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP), ( directed by Dr. Axel Timmermann, is dedicated to advancing the understanding of natural climate variability, man-made climate change and their impacts on the hydrological cycle, regional processes, ice-sheets, and sea level. The ICCP is generously funded through the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) (

ICCP is located in Busan, the second largest city in South Korea and the ninth largest port city in the world. Surrounded by ocean and mountains, the city has a dramatic natural background. From designer cafes, international movie and art festivals, award-winning restaurants to temples at the end of hiking trails, Busan has something to offer for everyone.


Busan, Korea, Republic of


Relevant divisions
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)
Soil System Sciences (SSS)


Entry level

50-60 million KRW/year (~45,000-55,000 USD)

Preferred education

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

20 November 2019

Job description

Applicants for this position should have a PhD in physics, climate sciences, meteorology, oceanography or a related field. Postdoctoral Fellows or Assistant Research Fellows are expected to have strong computational skills, excitement to work on a new research subject, a good publication record, a high level of independence, curiosity and creativity, and an interest in working in an international and interdisciplinary research environment. The successful candidate will work with Prof. June-Yi Lee to develop multi-year prediction system using high-resolution CESM2 for soil moisture, vegetation and wildfire or to understand the role of quasi stationary midlatitude planetary waves on heat waves and wildfires.

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter, a short statement of your research interests, curriculum vitae, the name of 2 references, and up to three publications to Ms. U-Jeong Seo ( If you have any further questions regarding these positions, please contact Axel Timmermann ( The position remains open until filled.