PostDoc (f_m_x) - Numerical modelling, observations and space physics
Reference Number 7931
Our section is working on understanding the dynamical evolution of the hazardous space radiation environment and developing tools for specification and prediction of the adverse effects of space environment utilizing physics-based numerical models and data assimilation. Our research will help safely design and operate satellites and maintain ground networks. In our research we try to bridge our theoretical studies with high performance tools that can be used in science, predictions, and applications.
The successful candidate should have extensive experience in scientific programming. Job responsibilities will include a variety of tasks related to scientific programming, including but not limited to:
- Develop scientific codes
- Maintain data and code repositories
- Develop visualizations
- Develop various programming tools for scientific codes and data analysis
- Document and test existing codes
- Adopt scientific codes for different scientific problems
- Conduct scientific research in the field of space physics
- Write manuscripts that will be published in peer-reviewed journals
- Master degree or equivalent and PhD degree in physics, computer sciences, maths or related natural sciences
- Work experience with IT programming or scientific programming
- Knowledge of Unix, Mac, and Windows operating systems
- Advanced knowledge of programming languages, such as C++, Python, Matlab, IDL, Fortran
- Experience in developing numerical codes
- Experience in maintaining Unix workstations
- Experience with machine learning may be a plus
- Ability to work with large data sets
- Ability to work within a team
- Attention to detail and organizational skills
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
What we offer:
- Ambitious and varied tasks in a dynamic and international research environment
- State-of-the-art equipment
- Public service benefits
- Extensive training opportunities
- Professional career advice offered by our in-house Career-Centre
- Flexible working hours and conditions
- Support with finding a good work-life balance offered by benefit@work
- Institute day-care centre on site
- Working at the Albert Einstein science park on the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam
- Work place within walking distance of Potsdam main train station, or just a short ride on the shuttle bus
Fixed-term: 1 year
Salary: The position is classed as salary group 13 according to “TVöD Bund (Tarifgebiet Ost)”. The salary group is determined on the basis of the Collective Wage Agreement and the respective personal qualifications.
Working hours: Full-time (currently 39 h/week); The position is generally suitable for part-time work
Place of work: Potsdam
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