Postdoctoral Fellow Position, Climate Dynamics – Pusan National University, South Korea

Postdoctoral Fellow Position – Climate Dynamics

Postdoctoral Fellow positions in tropical climate research (positions remain open until filled)

We are planning to fill three postdoctoral positions in the newly established research team “Tropical climate dynamics: past, present, future” led by Dr. Malte Stuecker ( at the IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP), Pusan National University (, South Korea.

The IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP), directed by Dr. Axel Timmermann, is dedicated to advancing the understanding of natural climate variability, man-made climate change and their impacts on the hydrological cycle, regional processes, ice-sheets, and sea level. The ICCP is generously funded through the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) (

Applicants for these positions should have a PhD in physical oceanography, atmospheric science, climate dynamics, or a related field. Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to have strong computational skills, a good publication record, a high level of independence and creativity, and an interest in working in an international and interdisciplinary research environment. Our tropical climate research team studies modes of climate variability (such as ENSO, decadal variability, Monsoon systems), global teleconnections and their sensitivities to past and future climate change. Furthermore, we are interested in the question of which sea surface temperature and precipitation patterns will emerge in response to anthropogenic forcing and the greater role of tropical climate in the Earth system.

Postdoctoral fellows will receive a competitive salary (50 million KRW/year, which is approx. 46,000 USD/year), support for conference travel, support for relocation, access to a 1 Pflop supercomputer, as well as benefits and incentives.

  • Employer: IBS Center for Climate Physics
  • Location: Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea
  • Education Level: PhD
  • Job type: Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Term: Full Time, 2 year, with possibility for renewal
  • Start date of positions: Summer 2018 or later

ICCP is located in Busan, the second largest city in South Korea and the ninth largest port city in the world. Surrounded by ocean and mountains, the city has a dramatic natural background, and the multitude of neighborhoods in Busan each have a distinct character. From designer cafes and casual bars to temples at the end of hiking trails, and good food at every place imaginable, Busan has something for everyone. Also, Busan is an international metropolis characterized by remarkably low living costs.

Please submit a cover letter, a short statement of your research interests, curriculum vitae, the name of 2 references, and up to three publications to Ms. Jenny Choi ( ). If you have any further questions regarding these positions, please contact Malte Stuecker ( or Axel Timmermann ( ). The positions remain open until filled.

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