Positions

TiPES is a large international project and on the order of 20 postdocs will be hired to fulfill the TiPES goals. If interested in joining current available positions are shown below. Bus please do also check the 18 partner institutions for TiPES positions.

  1. Postdoctoral researcher (3-year) in applied mathematics at the Technical University of Munich. Interested candidates should have a background in (at least one) of the following areas: dynamical systems, stochastic processes, scientific computing or PDE. The successful candidate will join the research activities of the Multiscale and Stochastic Dynamics group at TUM and contribute to the development of the TiPES project with a focus on dynamics of differential equations and related applications in the geosciences. Application deadline July 15th 2019.
    http://www.multiscale.systems/PDF_files/jobs9.pdf
  2. Postdoc (2 yrs) in the field of Abrupt Climate transitions in the past at
    Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris. Deadline passed.
  3. Postdoc (3 yrs) Abrupt climate change in the Mediterranean at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Deadline passed.
  4. Postdoc (2 yrs) in modelling climate tipping points and paleoceanographic tracers at Bern University Deadline passed.
  5. Journalist with experience in science writing (50% position for 4 yrs) at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen. Deadline passed.
  6. Assistant professor (adjunkt) to work on Project management and tipping point analysis in ice cores (4 yrs) at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen. Deadline passed.
  7. TiPES Modeller at the British Antarctic Survey (30 months).
    Deadline passed.
  8. Postdoc 1 in the field of climate dynamics and earth system modelling (2 yrs) at the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research at Utrecht University. The successful candidate will be part of work package WP2 of the TiPES project, which focuses on stability in past warm climates. Specifically, the candidate will be expected to study the interaction of changes in forcing conditions (e.g. CO2, continental geometry) and feedbacks in the climate system responsible for climate conditions and transitions during the Cenozoic period using time-slice modelling with an Earth system model (CESM). The candidate is expected to participate in coordinated model inter-comparison projects such as DeepMIP. The aim is to characterize the ability of several IPCC type models to simulate the background climate and the variability and stability of these past warm climates. Application deadline July 14th 2019.
    https://ssl1.peoplexs.com/Peoplexs22/CandidatesPortalNoLogin/Vacancy.cfm?PortalID=4063&VacatureID=1045378
  9. Postdoc 2 in the field of climate dynamics and earth system modelling (2 yrs) at the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research at Utrecht University.
    The successful candidate will be part of work package WP4 of the TiPES project, which focuses on developing theory for climate response and climate sensitivity. Specifically, the candidate will be expected to work on extending the concept of state-dependent and as well as of transient climate sensitivity in order to address the problem of climate response at different temporal scales. The aim is further to quantify the background state dependence of feedbacks as well as the interaction between slow and fast processes involved in climate sensitivity using using long palaeo-GCM simulations under different geographical and greenhouse-gas boundary conditions as well as short GCM simulations under ultra-high spatial resolution. Application deadline July 14th 2019.
    https://ssl1.peoplexs.com/Peoplexs22/CandidatesPortalNoLogin/Vacancy.cfm?PortalID=4063&VacatureID=1045378
  10. Postdoc 3 in the field of climate dynamics and earth system modelling (2 yrs) at the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research at Utrecht University.
    The successful candidate will be part of work package WP5 of the TiPES project, which focusses on theoretical underpinning for safe operating spaces in the presence of tipping points. Specifically, the candidate will be expected to work on the analysis of bifurcation behavior in a hierarchy of stochastic climate models, connecting physical mechanisms over the model hierarchy. In addition, new tools for identifying and classifying tipping behaviour in climate models will be developed. A prototype example which will be studied is the transition behavior of the Atlantic Ocean circulation.  Application deadline July 14th 2019.
    https://ssl1.peoplexs.com/Peoplexs22/CandidatesPortalNoLogin/Vacancy.cfm?PortalID=4063&VacatureID=1045378
  11. Postdoctoral research fellow (3 yrs) at University of Exeter
    Deadline passed
  12. Statistician (3 yrs) at The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) . Deadline passed.
  13. PostDoc (3 yrs) in applied computer science at the Potsdam Institute for Climate impact research (PIK)
    The successful candidate will be part of work package WP6 “Understand and communicate the impacts of tipping point uncertainties on accountable policies” of the TiPES project. Main responsibilities will be the formalization of “tipping point” notions in the context of climate science, the extension and the application of the IdrisLibs (https://gitlab.pik-potsdam.de/botta/IdrisLibs) framework to decision problem under uncertainty. The work will be carried out under the direct supervision of Nicola Botta (engineering, computer science), in close collaboration with Michel Crucifix (climate science and dynamical system theory) at UCLouvain. Ideal candidates have a strong background in functional programming, dependently typed programming, type theory, algebra of programming and domain-specific languages. A background in dynamical systems theory and/or climate science, fluent English, French and German and the willingness to contribute to a multi-disciplinary research are strong assets. Application deadline July 15th 2019. https://www.pik-potsdam.de/aktuelles/stellen/1-postdoc-position-in-the-field-applied-computer-science
  14. Post-doctoral research assistant (3 yrs) in climate sciences at Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. The successful candidate will be part of work package WP6 “Understand and communicate the impacts of tipping point uncertainties on accountable policies” of the TiPES project. The main responsibility will be to formalise optimal decision problems, combining information about future climate dynamics, the probability of crossing so-called tipping points, the presence of early-warning signals, and assuming a mechanism of policy decision under uncertainty. The work will be carried out under the direct supervision of Michel Crucifix (climate science and dynamical system theory) in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, in close collaboration with Nicola Botta (engineering, computer science), at the Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany. The successful candidate will also be responsible for the publication of scientific results and participation at project workshops and international conferences. Ideal candidates have a good background in climate dynamics, dynamical systems theory, and open stance towards decision theory and functional programming languages. Application deadline July 16th 2019
    https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/418022