Postdoctoral Fellow: Earth System Modelling and Dynamics

We seek a Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) in the field of earth system modelling for an 18-month appointment, starting 1 January 2025.

The candidate should have experience in using the NCAR Community Earth System Model or a similar class of Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) models. The central goal of the project is to investigate simulated multiple equilibria of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) under modern climate conditions. In addition to this, future transient CO2 simulations will be investigated under the same ocean model configurations used to simulate the modern climate, in order to assess the potential for future tipping points. The work will be supervised by Professors Guido Vetoretti and Markus Jochum.

The PDFs duties will primarily include research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication. Pedagogical training is also available with the position. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Assistant professor Guido Vettoretti,

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include:

- Curriculum vitae

- Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)

- Research plan – description of current and future research plans relating to the proposed position

- Formal pedagogical training (If any)

- Complete publication list

- Separate reprints of 2 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 20 September 2024, 23:59 GMT +2

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. You can read about the recruitment process at

Interviews/trial lectures will be held when the applications have been selected.





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Application deadline: 20-09-2024
Employment start: 01-01-2025
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Niels Bohr institutet

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