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Freie Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin - Fach­be­reich Geo­wis­sen­schaf­ten - Insti­tut für Meteo­ro­lo­gie Dritt­mit­tel­pro­jekt (DFG)

Sci­entific Researcher (Postdoc) (m/f/d)

full-time job |lim­ited to 3 years | Ent­gelt­gruppe 13 TV-L FU | ref­er­ence code: MoWITrade

Work­ing field:

The research of the work­ing group "Weather and Cli­mate Pro­cesses" headed by Stephan Pfahl cov­ers vari­ous aspects of atmo­spheric dynam­ics, extreme weather events and the atmo­spheric water cycle. Numer­ical mod­els of vary­ing com­plex­ity and dif­fer­ent obser­va­tional data sets are used to study atmo­spheric pro­cesses and phe­nom­ena on time scales ran­ging from single weather events to long term cli­mate change.

Job descrip­tion:
The postdoc­toral sci­ent­ist will work in the pro­ject "Mod­el­ling water path­ways and iso­topes in the trade-wind bound­ary layer (MoWITrade)", fun­ded by the Ger­man Sci­ence Found­a­tion, which aims at invest­ig­at­ing the water cycle in the mar­ine trade-wind region. She or he will develop and apply soph­ist­ic­ated mois­ture trans­port dia­gnostics in numer­ical model sim­u­la­tions over a wide range of res­ol­u­tions based on the ICON-ART frame­work. Pass­ive numer­ical mois­ture tracers will be used in com­bin­a­tion with pro­gnostic water iso­tope sim­u­la­tions to determ­ine the iso­topic fin­ger­prints of mois­ture path­ways in the trade-wind region. The sim­u­lated iso­topic com­pos­i­tion will be com­pared to meas­ure­ments from the recent EUREC4A field cam­paign over the trop­ical North Atlantic.


Doc­toral degree (PhD) in met­eor­o­logy, cli­mate sci­ences, phys­ics, math­em­at­ics or com­puter sci­ences.

Desired Qual­i­fic­a­tions:

  • Exper­i­ence in numer­ical sim­u­la­tions of the atmo­sphere.
  • Exper­i­ence in the ana­lysis of the atmo­spheric water cycle and/or the iso­topic com­pos­i­tion of atmo­spheric mois­ture are of advant­age.


  • Flu­ency in Eng­lish and the abil­ity to work in a team.

For addit­tional inform­a­tion, please con­tact Mr. Prof. Dr. Stephan Pfahl (838 64908).

How to ap­ply:

Applic­a­tions should be sent by e-mail, together with sig­ni­fic­ant doc­u­ments, indic­at­ing the ref­er­ence code, in PDF format (prefer­ably as one doc­u­ment) to: Prof. Dr. Stephan Pfahl:

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Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin
Fachbereich Geowis­senschaften
Insti­tut für Met­eor­o­lo­gie
DFG Drittmit­tel­pro­jekt
Herrn Prof. Dr. Stephan Pfahl
Carl-Hein­rich-Becker-Weg 6-10
12165 Ber­lin (Steglitz)

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