Research Position Optimization of Climate Models Kiel University

The Research Group “Algorithmic Optimal Control – Oceanic CO2 Uptake” in the Department of
Computer Science at Kiel University (CAU), Germany, is offering a
Researcher Position
starting as soon as possible. The position is initially limited until August 31, 2019. The salary corresponds to 50% of a full position (19,35 hours per week) at the level of TV-L E13 of the German public service salary scale. We offer the opportunity to undertake doctoral research.

The position is part of the research project „Optimization of quality and performance“ in the german national climate modeling initiative „From the Last Interglacial to the Anthropocene: Modeling a Complete Glacial Cycle (PalMod,“, which aims at simulating the climate from the peak of the last interglacial up to the present using comprehensive Earth System Models. A project extension beyond 2019 is planned.

Task of the researcher is performance optimization of a high resolution climate model, beginning with the realization of a version of the atmospheric radiation module in single precision arithmetic.

Requirements are:
• Diploma or M.Sc. in computer science, mathematics, climate sciences or related fields
• proficiency in procedural programming and handling Unix/Linux systems
• experience (or the willingness to familiarize oneself) with FORTRAN-based simulation programs on high-performance computers.

You will have the chance to get a deeper knowledge about climate modeling and simulation,
and to apply your expertise in mathematics and scientific computing to interdisciplinary research.
We also offer the opportunity to cooperate with the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ) and the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M).

The University of Kiel is an equal opportunity employer, aiming to increase the proportion of women in science. Applications by women are particularly welcomed.

Given equal qualifications, applicants with severe disabilities will be given priority consideration.
Applications by people with a migration background are particularly welcomed.
Interested candidates should send an application letter including curriculum vitae and copies
of transcripts via e-mail to Prof. Thomas Slawig,
Please refrain from submitting application photos.
Closing date for applications: August 15th, 2017.

Contact and application information
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Contact name: 
Thomas Slawig