Postdoctoral scholar position in the field of terrestrial systems modeling

Jülich Research Centre (FZJ)

Jülich, Germany

Work group:

IBG-3 – Agrosphäre



Area of research:

IT – Computing



Job description:

Your Job:



  • In a large collaborative project of the Helmholtz Association related to climate change adaptation, you will setup and perform large scale terrestrial systems simulations over the European continent based on novel climate change scenarios and story lines.

  • The simulation results will be analyzed using advanced data analytics technologies to inform various sectors in order to formulate adaptation strategies.

  • Your work will involve constructing complex workflows in supercomputing environments, handling of large data sets, and interacting in a large team of scientists.

Your Profile:

  • University degree in geosciences, physics, computer science or related fields
  • Documented experience in geoscientific modeling and analyses
  • Experience with supercomputer environments is an advantage
  • Ability to cooperate in an interdisciplinary and international team
  • Very good communication and organization skills
  • Very good English language skills

Our Offer:

  • International, interdisciplinary working environment on an attractive research campus, ideally situated between the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Aachen
  • Working in an institute of one of the largest research institutions in Europe
  • Use of excellent scientific and technical infrastructure
  • Participation in international workshops and conferences
  • Flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and family life
  • Limited for 2 years with possible longer-term prospects
  • Full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD)

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.We also welcome applications from disabled persons.


Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 2019-266

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