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PhD Studentship in Ocean Biogeochemistry, MPI-M, Germany

The applicant will be part of the Research Group Ocean Biogeochemistry in the Department The Ocean in the Earth System. The research will focus on reconstructing the ocean carbon cycle and its interactions with climate during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum. The main tool will be the existing Earth system model of the MPI-M, which includes the ocean biogeochemistry model HAMOCC. One of the objectives of the project will be to improve our understanding of the PETM and its potential to serve as an analogue of the future climate perturbations due to anthropogenic CO2 emissions.

Requirements: We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a M.Sc. or diploma in Geosciences, Oceanography, Environmental Sciences, Physics or a related field. Experience, or a strong interest in biogeochemistry and modeling is of advantage. Good programming skills (FORTRAN on Unix platforms) are desirable, since the applicant will use facilities of the high performance computing centre. The working language is English. The MPI-M encourages doctoral students to participate in the International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modeling.

Scholarship Application Deadline: before 15th of March 2011

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Two Postdoctoral Scientists Position in Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg: Earth Sciences and Climate Research

The successful applicants would work in either the Department The Atmosphere in the Earth System, or The Land in the Earth System to carry out fundamental research in the context of the CMIP5 project and the 5th assessment report of the IPCC. The successful candidate will analyze the newly produced CMIP5 simulations with an emphasis on contributions from the MPI-Earth System Model.

For this position we expect a PhD in applied mathematics, physics, meteorology, physical climatology, or oceanography, as well as the following skills:
* Experience in the evaluation and analysis of simulated and observed data under global climate change conditions
* Strong oral and written communication skills in English
* Ability to work well with others in a diverse work environment

Scholarship application Deadline: 28 Febraury 2011

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