Climate change is a key challenge for both, science and society. The Cluster of Excellence „Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction“ (CliSAP) is responding to this challenge in an integrated way, linking together natural and social sciences. Main partners are the University of Hamburg, the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht and the German Climate Computing Centre DKRZ. CliSAP has initiated the “KlimaCampus Hamburg”, an alliance of research institutions covering a wide range of expertise on integrated climate system science in Hamburg, thus offering excellent conditions for research and education. The successful applicant will carry out activities in the context of the CLISAP2 project within the group of Theoretical Meteorology and his/her research will be focused on the development of new methods in statistical mechanics/dynamical systems for the investigation of geophysical fluid flows, with the vision of the Earth as a complex system featuring multiscale properties and irreversible processes.
We expect a doctoral degree in mathematics, physics, meteorology, oceanography, geosciences or a related subject and the following skills: -Proven research abilities in one or more of the following areas -Climate Tipping Points; -Dynamical Systems: Lyapunov exponents and covariant vectors; -Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics; -Extreme Events and Large deviation theory; Stochastic Dynamical Systems and Stochastic parametrizations; -Adjoint Methods.
– Demonstrated experience in developing interdisciplinary research -Demonstrated knowledge and skills in presenting an publishing research results -Proficiency in programming scientific numerical simulations -Ability to conduct independent work.
– Ability to perform collaborative research.