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Job advertisement 3-Year Post-Doctoral Position In Global Modelling For Weather Prediction

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3-Year Post-Doctoral Position In Global Modelling For Weather Prediction

3-Year Post-Doctoral Position In Global Modelling For Weather Prediction

Hamburg, Germany


Relevant divisions
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)
Earth and Space Science Informatics (ESSI)
Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences (NP)

Full time


German academic grade EGR. 13 TV-L

Preferred education

Application deadline
29 May 2021

23 April 2021

Job description

A 3-year post-doctoral position in data assimilation for numerical weather prediction is open in Atmospheric dynamics group at the University of Hamburg,
The position is a part of a new project funded by the Germany Science Foundation. The successful candidate will apply novel data assimilation techniques using the recently developed TIGAR model (, which explicitly simulates the Rossby and inertia-gravity waves. The variational framework will include large-scale equatorial waves, already demonstrated to hold a great promise for improving tropical analyses. This project will extend these ideas to the global atmosphere using the flow-dependent background-error information from the ensemble forecasts, and estimate potential of improved tropical analyses on extratropical forecasts.

Requirements include a PhD degree in atmospheric/ocean sciences, physics, engineering or applied mathematics. A PhD topic in or related to data assimilation, optimal control theory or variational analysis is an advantage. We are looking for candidates with a keen interest in the initial-value problem for weather forecasting, with advanced scientific programming skills, scientific writing skills and a capacity for teamwork.

How to apply

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Questions regarding the research topic should be addressed to Nedjeljka Žagar at
The deadline for applications is 14 May 2021.