Germany:Klaus Hasselmann Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology is pleased to announce postdoctoral research opportunities through its recently founded Klaus Hasselmann Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Klaus Hasselmann Fellows receive up to three years of support to conduct independent research in one of the departments of MPI-M. In addition to the salary the fellowship provides each fellow with a modest budget to use at their discretion, support for relocation expenses, as well as full access to the breadth of human, numerical, observational, and computational resources available at one of the world’s premier laboratories for climate research.

Each year one fellowship will be awarded in one of three general areas of Earth system modelling: land-surface & terrestrial biosphere interactions; ocean science; atmospheric science. The 2011 Fellowship will be awarded in the general area of ocean science and will be hosted by the Department “The Ocean in the Earth System” directed by Professor Jochem Marotzke. For further information, please contact Jochem Marotzke via Email:

Klaus Hasselmann Fellows are expected to pursue independent research and will be selected on the strength of their scholarship. Candidates from diverse scientific backgrounds, with an interest in Earth system science, are encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to those interested in applying techniques from different disciplines to the application, analysis, evaluation, and/or development of Earth system models. Qualified scientists who have received their PhD within five years of the application deadline are encouraged to apply.

The position is offered for 3 years. Payment will be in accordance with German public service positions (TVöD E14), including extensive social security plans. The conditions of employment, including upgrades and duration, follow the rules of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Sciences and those of the German civil service. The Max Planck
Institute for Meteorology seeks to increase the number of female scientist and encourages them to apply. Handicapped persons with comparable qualifications receive preferential status.

Applications (including a cover letter with a brief (2 pages or less) statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, copies of scientific degrees, and the names and contact information of three references) should reach us before 30th of September 2010. In addition applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly by referees to the same address. Applications should be sent via Email: , or by post to:

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
Administration (SAS2010-14)
Bundesstrasse 53
20146 Hamburg


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