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20 de marzo de 2014

2 Post-Doctoral researchers on Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilities (Germany)

The Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) is looking for
2 Post-Doctoral researchers within Research Domain 2 (Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilities).

Both researchers will work in the cross-sectoral coordination team of the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISI-MIP).
The PIK was founded in 1992 and is an internationally renowned research institution in the areas of climate change, climate policy and climate economics.

We offer two full-time positions from 15 April, 2014 to 31 December, 2015 - subject to the availability of the project funding; a two year extension is foreseen but currently not ensured. Salary and benefits are according to public service regulations in Germany (E13 TV-L).
The position is linked to the ISI-MIP project, which aims to provide a framework to collate a consistent set of climate impact data across sectors (e.g. water, natural vegetation, agriculture) and different scales. This work is financed through the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). A successful applicant will work on the coordination of the project (e.g. inclusion of new sectors) and the following scientific focus topics:

•       Development of  simplified impact functions linking biophysical impacts to different levels of global warming and atmospheric CO2 concentrations
•       Cross-sectoral integration of different impact sectors
•       Cross-scale intercomparison as a tool for global model improvement
•       Impact model validation, evaluation of validation experiment based on historical data
•       Integration of cross-sectoral impacts in economic models, e.g. by the development of damage functions

You will join a highly motivated team of researchers in the ISI-MIP group (www.isi-mip.org) at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research e.V. (www.pik-potsdam.de). Suitable candidates should hold a PhD in mathematics, physics, economics, hydrology, ecology or other impact related disciplines. The position requires good programming skills, as well as having a keen interest in transdisciplinary research.

Interested candidates should send a CV, a half-page statement of research interests, copies of high-school and academic certificates and the names of two referees. Applications should arrive before 31.03.2014.

PIK seeks to increase the number of female scientists and encourages them to apply. Disabled persons with equal qualifications will be favorably regarded.
Applications can be returned under the condition that the applicant provides a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Please contact us (preferably by email):
Katja Frieler
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
P.O. Box 60 12 03
D-14412 Potsdam
Email: katja.frieler@pik-potsdam.de

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