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PostDoc - Climate Services for Wind Energy Site Assessments (m/f/d)

The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), a scientific organizational entity of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, located in Hamburg, invites applications for a Postdoc, starting April 1st, 2023, in the research project „Influence of climate change on wind energy site assessment“ (KliWiSt) in the frame of the BMWi funded joint research project "KliWiSt". The project is limited to 31st of January 2024 an extension is aspired. The position is offered until the end of 2024.

GERICS develops science based prototype products and services in support to government, administration and business in their efforts to adapt to climate change. It builds up a national and international network structure in order to integrate existing competences and knowledge, and to link various actors within the complex area of climate change.

The project KliWiSt is a BMWi funded joint research project with Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES). It’s aim is to assess climate change impacts specifically for the procedure of wind energy site assessment, and to synthesize guidelines informing future engineering standard specifications. The project considers the whole processing chain from practice- and sector-relevant identification of requirements and research gaps, an extensive analysis of observational data as well as past and future climate projections with a focus on wind climate variability and uncertainty, and the development of methodological approaches to incorporate climate (change) and uncertainty information into conventional industry-procedures. It will be rounded out by demonstrating case studies, and the transfer into guidelines for incorporation into future engineering standard specifications. The project will be supported and informed by industry-partners to develop practice- and sector-relevant products tailored to industry-requirements.

Equal opportunity is an important part of our personnel policy. The position can be filled part-time in principle.

Your tasks:

  • Analysis and synthesize of practice- and sector relevant climate characteristics and compound climate events specific to wind energy
  • Development of dedicated climate impact indices for wind energy (such as for strong wind, icing, faunistic migration, etc.)
  • Identification, analysis and synthesize of uncertainty sources with respect to climate model simulations and data processing (such as methodological-technical uncertainty originating from interpolation procedures, power curves etc.)
  • Support the co-development of guidance documents for transfer into future engineering standard specifications
  • Support the communication and collaboration incl. conducting workshops with relevant industry-partners and boards in the frame of the project and beyond
  • Representation of GERICS and KliWiSt at scientific and societal relevant conferences, workshops and meetings; and compiling scientific and technical publications of the findings in related international peer-reviewed research journals

Your Profile:

  • A university degree and PhD in meteorology, physics or other related disciplines in natural sciences and earth science is essential.
  • Excellent knowledge in energy meteorology and/or boundary layer meteorology as well as time series analysis of climate data is desired.
  • Extensive experience in the analysis of climate model ensemble data from regional climate change projections, and from earth observations and measurements is essential.
  • Background knowledge in climate impact assessment and sectoral impacts on wind energy.
  • Experience in user dialogues and communication with actors in the energy sector.
  • Experience in working in international scientific projects and networks such as the EURO-CORDEX initiative would be beneficial.
  • Profound knowledge in appropriate programming languages such as Python, experience with software version control systems such as git, experience with Linux/Unix computer environments
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in German and English, as a synthesis report, stakeholder workshops and user dialogues with German industry-partners will be conducted
  • A profound record of peer reviewed publications in order to demonstrate the skill to publish the work in scientific journals
  • Willingness to work in an international and interdisciplinary team at the Climate Service Center Germany. Interest beyond the pure scientific analysis of data and processes is expected as the focus of our center is on the provision of decision making knowledge

Informal enquiries can be directed to

Dr. Diana Rechid E-Mail Kontakt

or

Dr. Elke Keup-Thiel E-Mail Kontakt

We offer you:

  • Multinational work environment with ca. 1,100 colleagues from more than 50 nations
  • Extensive options of vocational training (i. a. expert seminars, language courses or leadership seminars)
  • Flexible working hours and various models to ensure the compatibility of family and career
  • Excellent infrastructure, including a scientific in-house library as well as modern work spaces
  • Remuneration according to the standards of the collective wage agreement TV-AVH including further social benefits
  • Free employee advice - Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Welcome Office, guest accommodation

Severely disabled persons and those equaling severely disabled persons who are equally suitable for the position will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements.

Interested?
Then we are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application documents (cover letter, CV, transcripts, certificates etc.) indicating the reference number code no. 2023/KG 1 until 26.02.2023.

Apply now!


Researcher on adaptation policy and actions for urban areas

The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), a scientific organizational entity of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, located in Hamburg, invites applications for a research position, starting April 1st, 2023, to support the proposed Mission: 100 Climate-neutral Cities by 2030 with the design of adaptation policy and actions within the project CLIMABOROUGH (Horizon Europe). The position is limited to 31st of July 2026.

Equality of opportunity is an important part of our personnel policy. The position can be filled part-time in principle.

GERICS develops science based prototype products and services in support to government, administration and business in their efforts to adapt to climate change. It builds up a national and international network structure in order to integrate existing competences and knowledge, and to link various actors within the complex area of climate change.

CLIMABOROUGH is an Innovation action and aims to enhance traditional urban and spatial planning approaches through data and knowledge based decision making (including a possible new role for GIS - Geographic Information Systems), including climate services co-production for transitions, cross-city and cross-country pilot co-creation as well as the tactical use of public procurement of innovative solutions. The goal is not just to enhance an open set of tools leveraging climate transition in cities, but also to boost the exchange of experimental good practices, experiences and lessons learnt in this field, to help cities meet climate neutrality by 2050.

The position aims to support and co-design climate services to support urban climate transitions, monitoring and evaluating the processes as how climate information and services enter and alter the climate management decision making processes in urban areas.

Your tasks:

  • Analyse city and urban climate adaptation measures and interactions and conflicts with other policy processes designing a climate policy integration and coherence framework
  • Hold interviews with policymakers and adaptation experts on interventions and urban adaptation
  • Develop a participatory modelling exercise to design climate services components and test the adaptation measures with users that might emerge from the process
  • Co-design the necessary components of climate services for urban planning
  • Create a climate-proofing assessment contextualized for urban planning and procurement processes

Your profile:

  • M.Sc. degree in Geography, Environmental Economics, Urban Studies, or Development Studies
  • PhD in Social Sciences with experience in the climate context
  • Experience in participatory processes and stakeholder interaction
  • Capacity for teamwork in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written)
  • German and other European language skills are desirable
  • Additionally, we welcome knowledge on working in the urban context already and supporting adaptation processes

Content-related enquiries regarding this position can be directed to

Dr. María Máñez Costa E-Mail Kontakt

We offer you:

  • Multinational work environment with ca. 1,100 colleagues from more than 50 nations
  • Extensive options of vocational training (i. a. expert seminars, language courses or leadership seminars)
  • Flexible working hours and various models to ensure the compatibility of family and career
  • Excellent infrastructure, including a scientific in-house library as well as modern work spaces
  • Remuneration according to the standards of the collective wage agreement TV-AVH including further social benefits
  • Free employee advice - Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Welcome Office, guest accommodation

Severely disabled persons and those equaling severely disabled persons who are equally suitable for the position will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements.

Interested?
Then we are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application documents (cover letter, CV, transcripts, certificates etc.) indicating the reference number code no. 2023/KG 2 until 26.02.2023.

Apply now!


Postdoc position Modelling of forest management under climate change

The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), a scientific organizational entity of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, invites applications for a Postdoc, in the EU Horizon project „Optimising forest management decisions for a low-carbon, resilient future in Europe - OptFor-EU”. The position is limited to 3 years.

GERICS develops science-based prototype products and services in support to government, administration and business in their efforts to adapt to climate change. It builds up a national and international network structure in order to integrate existing competences and knowledge, and to link various actors within the complex area of climate change.

The primary objective of the EU Horizon Project OptFor-EU is co-develop a Decision Support System (DSS) with forest managers and other forest stakeholders, that provides them with suitable climate adaptation and mitigation options for science-based optimising forest ecosystem services including decarbonisation and enhancing forest resilience and its capacities to mitigate climate change across Europe.

Equal opportunity is an important part of our personnel policy. The position can be filled part-time in principle.

Your tasks

  • Prepare high-resolution land use change datasets for future forest management scenarios in Europe for its use in regional climate models
  • Develop new parameterizations for implementing forest management scenarios into the regional climate model system REMO-iMOVE
  • Develop and evaluate regional climate model simulations for Europe considering landuse changes and different forest management scenarios under present and potential future climate conditions
  • Develop convection-resolving climate model simulations for case study regions inEurope for different forest management scenarios according to user priorities
  • Research the effects and feedbacks of land use changes and climate-resilient forest management measures in Europe under present and potential future climate conditions
  • Contribute to stakeholder engagement in the OptFor-EU case study regions as well as to the dissemination of research results into climate resilient forest management strategies
  • Collaborate with OptFor-EU project partners, prepare project reports and participate inOptFor-EU project meetings
  • Publication of research results in peer-reviewed journals
  • Representing GERICS externally at scientific conferences and meetings

Your profile

  • PhD degree in meteorology, physics, physical geography or related disciplines in naturalsciences and earth science is essential
  • Excellent experience in regional climate modeling and in conducting and analyzingclimate model simulations is essential
  • Experience in developing parameterizations of forest management in regional climate models
  • Extensive experience in analyzing land-atmosphere interactions and knowledge offorest-climate interactions
  • Experience in developing land use datasets and forest management scenarios for use inregional climate models
  • Knowledge of climate change impacts and the development of mitigation andadaptation strategies in forest management
  • Skills in communicating to target audiences and experience in dialogue with forestry stakeholders are beneficial
  • Excellent knowledge in performing climate model simulations on high performance computers
  • Extensive knowledge of programming in Python and working under Linux operating systems
  • Excellent proficiency in English
  • Experience in publishing peer-reviewed articles
  • Motivated to work in a multi-disciplinary and international environment

Content-related enquiries regarding this position can be directed to

Dr. Diana Rechid E-Mail Kontakt

We offer you

  • Multinational work environment with ca. 1,100 colleagues from more than 50 nations
  • Extensive options of vocational training (i. a. expert seminars, language courses or leadership seminars)
  • Flexible working hours and various models to ensure the compatibility of family and career
  • Excellent infrastructure, including a scientific in-house library as well as modern work spaces
  • Remuneration according to the standards of the collective wage agreement TV-AVH including further social benefits
  • Free employee advice - Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Welcome Office, guest accommodation
  • Office location in the heart of the city of Hamburg in the historic Chilehaus

Severely disabled persons and those equaling severely disabled persons who are equally suitable for the position will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements.

Interested?
Then we are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application documents (cover letter, CV, transcripts, certificates etc.) indicating the reference number 2023/KG 3 until 01.03.2023.

Apply now!