Postdoctoral Fellow Position, Tropical Climate Research – IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP), Pusan National University, South Korea

We are planning to fill a postdoctoral position 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 this position 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 large-scale climate dynamics and modes of climate variability (e.g., ENSO and decadal variability). For instance, we are interested in the question of which temperature and precipitation patterns will emerge in response to anthropogenic forcing and how climate feedbacks will respond. This is contrasted to the dynamical response of the climate system to different forcings in past climates. Furthermore, we plan to investigate the greater role of tropical climate in the Earth system (such as its linkages with high latitude climate and the marine carbon cycle). To address these questions, we will utilize both high resolution coupled climate model simulations and large ensemble experiments that are currently conducted on our new 1 Pflop supercomputer.

Postdoctoral fellows will receive a competitive salary (50 million KRW/year, which is approx. 45,000 USD/year), support for conference travel, support for relocation, access to our new supercomputer, as well as benefits (health and social insurance contributions) and incentives (up to an additional 30% of the annual salary).

Employer: IBS Center for Climate Physics
Location: Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea
Education Level: PhD
Job type: Postdoctoral Fellow
Term: Full Time, 1 year initially, with strong possibility for renewal
Start date of position: as soon as possible
Closing Date: Open until position is filled

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. U-Jeong Seo (<>). If you have any further questions regarding this position, please contact Malte Stuecker (<>) or Axel Timmermann (<> ). The position remains open until filled.

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