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Job Record #16645
TitleScientist (W076) to co-lead next-generation Earth-system models
CategoryContract Work
EmployerMax Planck Institute for Meteorology
LocationGermany, Hamburg
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateSunday, August 30, 2020
The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) is an internationally renowned centre for climate research located in Hamburg, Germany. The MPI-M provides a vibrant international and interdisciplinary environment for conducting scientific re-search as well as access to state-of-the-art scientific facilities. The institute is located in the heart of one of Europe’s most liveable cities, and is embedded in an environ-ment known worldwide for its breadth of climate research. 
The MPI-M has opened a position for a
Scientist (W076)
to co-lead and manage the experiment (science) driven development of the insti-tute’s next-generation Earth-system models.  In most cases the science applications driving the development will be defined by associated internal, national, and interna-tional projects. The successful candidate is expected to maintain their own research profile through joint projects with institute scientists, with duties roughly split evenly in three areas: (i) general coordination/strategy, (iii) project management; and (iii) re-search/applications. 


•	Initiating and leading projects that give the scientific direction guiding model developments,
•	Responsibility for representing the institute, and its projects, within the ICON development consortium,
•	Contributing to and helping coordinate the institute’s model development strategy in service of its scientific goals,
•	Giving impetus to the novel application of the modelling and simulation tools developed by the institute.


•	A PhD in Atmospheric/Ocean or Climate Science, or related field
•	A track record of excellent and independent research on topics related to Earth-system modeling and simulation.
•	A demonstrated ability to provide leadership in an academic environment, for instance through the conceptualization and initiation of projects, or through past leadership of research projects/scientific working groups.
•	A high technical competence as demonstrated by a track record of success-fully working with complex simulation/modelling systems and their develop-ment teams.
•	Strong time and project management skills and project management experi-ence.
•	Excellent (written and spoken) communication skills in both English and Ger-man.
•	Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with proven ability to communi-cate collaborate with senior management and peers to deliver measurable re-sults.

Employment conditions:

•	The position is envisioned to be a permanent position, with an initial appoint-ment at the E14 level. 
•	The possibility of promotion to E15 at the end of three years will be based on a demonstrated ability to provide leadership and assume responsibility to de-liver measurable results
•	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 Society strives for gender and diversity equality and heartily welcomes applications from all backgrounds.
•	Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
•	Handicapped persons with comparable qualifications receive preferential sta-tus.

Selection criteria & Application Documents:

Candidates will be evaluated based on qualifications as assessed through their track record of accomplishment and assessed potential for creative and independent re-search. Start date of 1 January 2021 is targeted, but negotiable. 

A complete application should be comprised of:
1.	A letter of motivation outlining your interest in the position
2.	A curriculum vitae incl. a list of publications
3.	The names and contact data for two referees
These documents must be uploaded in our online application system:

Deadline for applying:

Applications received prior to 30 August 2020 will receive full consideration; the suc-cessful candidate is expected to start on or around 1 January 2021.
For further information, please contact Prof. Bjorn Stevens:
Do not forward your application to this email address; the applications need to be submitted through the online application system (see link above). 

Contact Information:
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NameBjorn Stevens
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