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Postdoc - Climate Services in Africa

The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), a scientific organizational entity of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, invites applications for a Postdoc, starting August 1st, 2022, in the research project „Co-designed pathways towards sustainable water futures“ as part of a newly established Helmholtz Young Investigator group (HYIG). The position is limited to 4 years.

Equality of opportunity is an important part of our personnel policy. The position can be filled part-time in principle.

GERICS develops science-based prototype products and services in support to government, administration and business in their efforts to adapt to climate change. It builds up a national and international network structure in order to integrate existing competences and knowledge, and to link various actors within the complex area of climate change.

The successful candidate will be part of an HYIG in collaboration with the University of Potsdam. The new group aims to better understand and simulate interactions between human water use and regional climates. Sufficient availability of freshwater is vital to humans, economies, and ecosystems. However, high water demand from industries, households, and agriculture often leads to water scarcity and prevents a fair share of the available resources at the expense of the environment. Global change will further exacerbate water scarcity worldwide. The group's research will address these issues by bringing together and merging water resources and regional climate modeling guided by the practical challenges experienced by end-users and water managers in various case
studies. The successful candidate will support the modeling activities within the group by implementing and enhancing the representation of water use within a regional climate modeling system. The overarching goal of the project is to provide avenues towards fully-coupled climate and water impact research.

Your tasks:

  • Identify and expand existing and implement new routines within the land component of the regional climate model REMO to enhance the representation of water resources (e.g., rivers, lakes, groundwater).
  • Support the development of a new concise water management subroutine, coupled to the regional climate modelling system.
  • Evaluate the performance of the enhanced modelling system against results obtained from previous (offline) hydrological impact simulations and against observational/reanalysis data. Identify potential sources of uncertainty and adapt the system accordingly.
  • Analyse sensitivities and uncertainties due to different input and forcing data sets.
  • Identify potential needs for model calibration and/or bias correction that could be implemented as an intermediate step within the coupling process.
  • Support the co-development of guidance documents that foster the routine implementation of water use in a climate modelling context.
  • Support the communication and interaction with end-users to enable the co-development of modelling routines. That can include the organization of and participation at stakeholder events, modelling workshops, etc.
  • Representation of the group and GERICS at scientific and societal relevant conferences, workshops, and meetings; and compiling scientific and technical publications of the findings in related international peer-reviewed research journals.

Your Profile:

  • A university degree and Ph.D. in meteorology, physics, or other related disciplines in natural sciences and earth science is essential.
  • Excellent knowledge in regional climate and/or land surface modeling. Background knowledge on hydrological processes and their interaction with the climate system.
  • Extensive experience in model development and/or in linking different model components. Profound knowledge in appropriate programming languages such as Python, experience with software version control systems such as git, experience with Linux/Unix computer environments, and experience in using high-performance computing facilities.
  • Background knowledge on impact assessments and human water management under climate and socio-economic change is beneficial.
  • Excellent skills in climate data statistics and the handling of big data sets.
  • Experience in user dialogues, communication with end-users, stakeholder engagement, and capacity-building is beneficial.
  • Experience in working in international scientific projects and networks such as ISIMIP, or EURO-CORDEX is beneficial.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. An appropriate record of peer-reviewed publications to demonstrate the skill to publish the work in scientific journals is essential.
  • Experience in education and supervision of students and PhDs is beneficial. Teaching activities at the University of Potsdam are foreseen.
  • Willingness to work in an international and interdisciplinary team at the Climate Service Center Germany. Interest beyond the pure scientific analysis of data and processes is expected as the focus of our center is on the provision of decision-making knowledge.

Informal enquiries can be directed in the first instance to

Dr. Peter Greve E-Mail Kontakt

or

Dr. Paul Bowyer E-Mail Kontakt

We offer:

  • multinational work environment with ca. 1,100 colleagues from more than 50 nations
  • extensive options of vocational training (i. a. expert seminars, language courses or leadership seminars)
  • flexible working hours and various models to ensure the compatibility of family and career
  • excellent infrastructure, including a scientific in-house library as well as modern work spaces
  • remuneration according to the standards of the collective wage agreement TV-AVH including further social benefits
  • free employee advice - Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • PhD Buddy Program
  • Welcome Office, guest accommodation

Severely disabled persons and those equaling severely disabled persons who are equally suitable for the position will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements.

Interested?
Then we are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application documents (as one single pdf file including cover letter, CV, certificates, transcripts etc.) indicating the reference 2022/KG 5.

Application deadline: June 6, 2022

Apply now


Research Associate “Influence of Climate Change on Wind Energy Site Assessment”

The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), a scientific organizational entity of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, located in Hamburg, invites applications for a Research Associate, starting September 1st, 2022, in the research project „Influence of climate change on wind energy site assessment“ (KliWiSt) in the frame of the BMWi funded joint research project "KliWiSt". The position is limited to 31st of January 2024.

Equality of opportunity is an important part of our personnel policy. The position can be filled part-time in principle.

GERICS develops scientifically based prototype products and services to support decision-makers in politics, business and public administration in adapting to climate change. We are located in the historic "Chilehaus" in Hamburg.

The project KliWiSt is a BMWi funded joint research project with Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES). It’s aim is to assess climate change impacts specifically for the procedure of wind energy site assessment, and to synthesize guidelines informing future engineering standard specifications. The project considers the whole processing chain from practice- and sector-relevant identification of requirements and research gaps, an extensive analysis of observational data as well as past and future climate projections with a focus on wind climate variability and uncertainty, and the development of methodological approaches to incorporate climate (change) and uncertainty information into conventional industry-procedures. It will be rounded out by demonstrating case studies, and the transfer into guidelines for incorporation into future engineering standard specifications. The project will be supported and informed by industry-partners to develop practice- and sector-relevant products tailored to industry-requirements.

Your tasks:

  • Identification and analysis of practice- and sector relevant climate characteristics and compound climate events specific to wind energy.
  • Analysis of climate change signals on different space and time scales relevant to wind energy site assessments using high resolution regional climate model simulations.
  • Identification and analysis of uncertainty sources with respect to climate model simulations and data processing (such as methodological-technical uncertainty originating from interpolation procedures, power curves etc.).
  • Development of new methodologies to incorporate climate change and uncertainty information into conventional industry-procedures for wind energy site assessment.
  • Support the development of dedicated climate impact indices for wind energy (such as for strong wind, icing, faunistic migration, etc.).
  • Support the co-development of guidance documents for transfer into future engineering standard specifications.
  • Support the communication and collaboration incl. conducting workshops with relevant industry-partners and boards in the frame of the project and beyond.
  • Representation of GERICS and KliWiSt at scientific and societal relevant conferences, workshops and meetings; and compiling scientific and technical publications of the findings in related international peer-reviewed research journals.

Your profile:

  • A university degree in meteorology, physics or other related disciplines in natural sciences and earth science is essential, a Ph.D. is desired but not obligatory.
  • Excellent knowledge in energy meteorology and/or boundary layer meteorology as well as time series analysis of climate data is essential.
  • Extensive experience in the analysis of climate model ensemble data from regional climate change projections, and from earth observations and measurements is essential.
  • Experience in conducting regional climate model runs is beneficial, preferably on convection permitting scales.
  • Background knowledge in climate impact assessment and sectoral impacts on wind energy.
  • Experience in user dialogues and communication with actors in the energy sector.
  • Experience in working in international scientific projects and networks such as the EURO-CORDEX initiative would be beneficial.
  • Profound knowledge in appropriate programming languages such as Python, experience with software version control systems such as git, experience with Linux/Unix computer environments, and experience in using high-performance computing facilities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and German, as stakeholder workshops and user dialogues with German industry-partners will be conducted.
  • A profound record of peer reviewed publications in order to demonstrate the skill to publish the work in scientific journals.
  • Willingness to work in an international and interdisciplinary team at the Climate Service Center Germany. Interest beyond the pure scientific analysis of data and processes is expected as the focus of our center is on the provision of decision making knowledge.

Informal enquiries can be directed to

Dr. Diana Rechid E-Mail Kontakt

or

Der. Elke Keup-Thiel E-Mail Kontakt

We offer:

  • multinational work environment with ca. 1,100 colleagues from more than 50 nations
  • extensive options of vocational training (i. a. expert seminars, language courses or leadership seminars)
  • flexible working hours and various models to ensure the compatibility of family and career
  • excellent infrastructure, including a scientific in-house library as well as modern work spaces
  • remuneration according to the standards of the collective wage agreement TV-AVH including further social benefits
  • free employee advice - Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • PhD Buddy Program
  • Welcome Office, guest accommodation

Severely disabled persons and those equaling severely disabled persons who are equally suitable for the position will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements.

Interested?
Then we are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application documents (as one single pdf file including cover letter, CV, certificates, transcripts etc.) indicating the reference 2022/KG 7.

Application deadline: June 15, 2022

Apply now


PhD candidate

The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), a scientific organizational entity of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, invites applications for a PhD candidate, starting August 1st, 2022, in the research project „Co-designed pathways towards sustainable water futures“ as part of a newly established Helmholtz Young Investigator group (HYIG). The position is limited to 3 years and is intended to complete with a PhD.

Equality of opportunity is an important part of our personnel policy.

GERICS develops science-based prototype products and services in support to government, administration and business in their efforts to adapt to climate change. It builds up a national and international network structure in order to integrate existing competences and knowledge, and to link various actors within the complex area of climate change.

The successful candidate will be part of an HYIG in collaboration with the University of Potsdam (the PhD will be awarded by the University of Potsdam). The new group aims to better understand and simulate interactions between human water use and regional climates. Sufficient availability of freshwater is vital to humans, economies, and ecosystems. However, high water demand from industries, households, and agriculture often leads to water scarcity and prevents a fair share of the available resources at the expense of the environment. Global change will further exacerbate water scarcity worldwide. The group's research will address these issues by bringing together and merging water resources and regional climate modeling guided by the practical challenges experienced by end-users and water managers in various case studies. The successful PhD candidate will support the group's research by enhancing our understanding of projected changes in blue and green water resources and their sensitivities to different climatic and non-climatic drivers taking an impact-centric and end-user driven perspective. The overarching goal of the project is to provide avenues towards fully-coupled climate and water impact research.

Your tasks:

  • Investigate uncertainties and sensitivities in global and regional climate models ensembles and their simulation of blue and green water resources concerning scenario choice, land use, and atmospheric CO2 concentration.
  • Analyse and handle the full range of available climate model data under different scenarios and experiments (e.g., CMIP6, EURO-CORDEX).
  • Provide an end-user-driven perspective relevant to water planners and managers by considering mid- and long-term climate projections (at timescales between 10 to 50 years).
  • Identify and develop relevant indices and metrics that ‘translate’ process-based climate model output into information that is meaningful to specific end users. Follow storyline principles and foster the scientific uptake of these findings within the impact research community.
  • Representation of the group and GERICS at scientific and societal relevant conferences, workshops, and meetings; and compiling scientific publications of the findings in international peer-reviewed research journals.
  • Support the communication with end-users to foster a better understanding of human-climate-water interactions. That can include the organization of and participation at stakeholder events, end-user workshops, etc.

Your profile:

  • A university degree in meteorology, physics, or other related disciplines in natural sciences and earth science is essential.
  • Background knowledge on global and regional climate modeling and data. Knowledge of hydrological and land surface processes and their interaction with the climate system is beneficial.
  • Background knowledge on impact assessments and human water management under climate and socio-economic change is beneficial.
  • Experience in Python or similar programming languages, handling and analyzing gridded data sets, experience in Linux/Unix computer environments, and experience in statistical analysis and visualization are beneficial.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Willingness to publish the work in peer-reviewed scientific journals and to present the work at scientific and societal relevant conferences, workshops, and meetings.
  • Willingness to engage in user dialogues, communication with end-users, and capacity-building.
  • Willingness to engage in international scientific projects and networks such as ISIMIP, EURO-CORDEX.
  • Willingness to engage within mandatory and voluntary PhD activities at the University of Potsdam.
  • Willingness to work in an international and interdisciplinary team at the Climate Service Center Germany. Interest beyond the pure scientific analysis of data and processes is expected as the focus of our center is on the provision of decision-making knowledge.

Informal enquiries can be directed in the first instance to

Dr. Peter Greve E-Mail Kontakt

or

Dr. Paul Bowyer E-Mail Kontakt

We offer:

  • multinational work environment with ca. 1,100 colleagues from more than 50 nations
  • extensive options of vocational training (i. a. expert seminars, language courses or leadership seminars)
  • flexible working hours and various models to ensure the compatibility of family and career
  • excellent infrastructure, including a scientific in-house library as well as modern work spaces
  • remuneration according to the standards of the collective wage agreement TV-AVH including further social benefits
  • free employee advice - Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • PhD Buddy Program
  • Welcome Office, guest accommodation

Severely disabled persons and those equaling severely disabled persons who are equally suitable for the position will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements.

Interested?
We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application documents (as one single pdf file including cover letter, CV, certificates, transcripts etc.) indicating the reference number 2022/KG 6.


Application deadline: June 6, 2022

Apply now!


Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (m/w/d) "Simulationsgestützte Produkte für eine klimaresiliente Landwirtschaft"

Wir suchen zum nächstmöglichen Termin einen wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter (m/w/d) zur Mitarbeit im Projekt „ADAPTER: Innovative simulationsgestützte Produkte für eine wetter- und klimaresiliente Landwirtschaft“, sowie zur Unterstützung von Aktivitäten im Rahmen des GERICS Landbaukasten. Die Stelle ist auf 2 Jahre befristet.

Die Chancengleichheit ist ein wichtiger Bestandteil unserer Personalpolitik.

GERICS entwickelt wissenschaftlich fundiert prototypische Produkte und Dienstleistungen, um Entscheidungsträger aus Politik, Wirtschaft und öffentlicher Verwaltung bei der Anpassung an den Klimawandel zu unterstützen.

Das Projekt ADAPTER wird über die Förderlinie Wissenstransfer aus dem Impuls- und Vernetzungsfonds der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft gefördert. Es ist ein gemeinsames Forschungsprojekt des GERICS und des Instituts für Bio-und Geowissenschaften (IBG-3) des Forschungszentrums Jülich, mit dem Ziel, bessere informierte Entscheidungen hin zu einer nachhaltigen wetter- und klimaresilienten Landwirtschaft zu unterstützen. Am GERICS werden im intensiven Dialog mit Schlüsselpartnern und Praxisakteuren basierend auf regionalen Klimasimulationen Informationsprodukte zu langfristigen Klimaänderungen für die Landwirtschaft entwickelt und als Klimaprodukte über die ADAPTER Produktplattform bereitgestellt: https://adapter-projekt.org

Ihre Aufgaben:

  • Entwicklung von zielgruppenspezifischen Formaten zur Bereitstellung, Kommunikation und Verbreitung von handlungsrelevantem Wissen zu regionalen Klimaprojektionen für die Landwirtschaft
  • Durchführung von Veranstaltungen und Webinaren mit Praxispartnern aus Pflanzenzüchtung, Ackerbau und landwirtschaftlicher Beratung zur Unterstützung der Nutzung simulationsbasierter Klimadatenprodukte in der Landwirtschaft
  • Pflege und Erweiterung der Klimadatenprodukte auf der ADAPTER Produktplattform
  • Weiterentwicklung passgenauer simulationsbasierter Klimadatenprodukte und Informationen zu regionalen Klimaänderungen im Dialog mit Schlüsselpartnern aus der Landwirtschaft
  • Entwicklung und Berechnung landwirtschaftlich relevanter Klimaänderungsindikatoren basierend auf regionalen Klimamodell-Ensemblesimulationen
  • Ausbau des Praxisnetzwerks Landwirtschaft zum nachhaltigen Dialog mit Akteuren der Landwirtschaft
  • Vertreten des GERICS nach Außen im Rahmen von wissenschaftlichen Konferenzen und Tagungen, sowie im Bereich von gesellschaftsrelevanten Veranstaltungen
  • Erstellung von Publikationen in Fachjournalen

Ihr Profil:

  • Master/Diplom in Meteorologie, Physik, Agrarwissenschaften, Geoinformatik oder verwandten Disziplinen der Natur- und Erdwissenschaften
  • abgeschlossene Promotion in Naturwissenschaften
  • exzellente Fähigkeiten zur zielgruppengerechten Kommunikation und Erfahrungen im Dialog mit Akteuren aus der Landwirtschaft
  • umfangreiche Erfahrung in der Präsentation und Verbreitung von Climate Services für die Landwirtschaft
  • umfangreiche Kenntnisse in der regionalen Klimamodellierung, der Analyse von Klimasimulationsdaten und der Interpretation von Ergebnissen großer Klimamodellensemble
  • Kenntnisse zu Auswirkungen von Klimaänderungen und zur Entwicklung von Anpassungsstrategien im Bereich Landwirtschaft
  • Erfahrung bei der Entwicklung und Bereitstellung zielgruppenspezifischer Produkte in digitalen Formaten
  • Kenntnisse in der Programmierung in Python, sowie HTML, und im Arbeiten unter Linux Betriebssystemen
  • Erfahrungen bei der Veröffentlichung von Peer-Review Artikeln in angesehen Fachjournalen, sowie von Fachartikeln in zielgruppenspezifischen Journalen
  • Bereitschaft zur Arbeit in einem interdisziplinären Team, zur Durchführung von Veranstaltungen und zur Zusammenarbeit mit Praxispartnern aus der Landwirtschaft

Für weitere Auskünfte wenden Sie sich bitte an

Dr. Diana Rechid E-Mail Kontakt

Wir bieten Ihnen:

  • ein spannendes Aufgabengebiet in einem Forschungszentrum mit mehr als 1.100 Beschäftigten aus rund 50 Nationen
  • tarifliche Leistungen in Anlehnung an den TVöD
  • hervorragende technische Infrastruktur und moderne Arbeitsplatzausstattung
  • vielfältige Möglichkeiten der Weiterbildung
  • flexible Arbeitszeitmodelle und die Möglichkeit der Mobilen Arbeit
  • kostenloses Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Schwerbehinderte und diesen gleichgestellte behinderte Menschen werden bei gleicher Eignung im Rahmen der gesetzlichen Bestimmungen bevorzugt berücksichtigt.

Haben wir Ihr Interesse geweckt?

Wir freuen uns auf Ihre aussagekräftigen Bewerbungsunterlagen (Anschreiben, Lebenslauf, Zeugnisse, Urkunden etc.) unter Angabe der Kennziffer 2022/KG 4

Bewerbungsfrist: 17.05.2022

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