Subject to funding approval by the BMBF, we are looking for a Postdoc (m/f/d) at the Institute of Physics and Meteorology (120a) to start on 01.11.2022.

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d) in Earth system modeling or a related field to perform the following tasks:

Implementation and evaluation of high-resolution Earth system simulations with the Model for Prediction Across Scales (MPAS). Together with the project partner High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) different methods to reduce the data volume will be investigated. Existing approaches such as NetCDF4/HDF5 compression will be evaluated and further refined. In a next step, an interface of the BigWhoop compression library with MPAS will be created together with HLRS.

The goal of the project is to significantly reduce the data volume of Earth system simulations on seasonal time scales.

Qualifications: PhD in the field of Earth system modeling or a related field.


– experience with Earth system models (WRF and/or MPAS preferred) and large data volumes on Tier3 HPC systems.

– Programming skills in C and/or Fortran and basic knowledge of MPI.

– Basic knowledge of using GitHub

– Very good written and spoken English skills, German language skills are an advantage.

Remuneration is according to TV-L 13 (100% of regular working hours). The position is initially limited to 18 months. An extension of the project for a further 18 months is envisaged.

The University of Hohenheim seeks to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and strongly encourages qualified female scientists to apply. Full-time positions can be split if there are no urgent business reasons that speak against it. With equal qualifications, preference will be given to candidates with disabilities. 

Application deadline : 23.10.2022

Please attach the following documents to your application: Please upload your application documents (cover letter, CV, references) using the online job portal.

The University of Hohenheim accepts applications via a secure internet site. To the application

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