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.
- 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.
- Postdoc (2 yrs) in the field of Abrupt Climate transitions in the past at
Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris. The successful candidate will be part of work package WP1 of the TiPES project, which focuses on the synthesis and synchronization of paleoclimate records that include abrupt transitions. Specifically, the candidate will be expected to lead to a better understanding of the most recent glacial period, which is characterized by the occurrence of Dansgaard-Oeschger events, as well as of the longer time interval covered by loess records of aeolian deposits worldwide. A crucial contribution will consist in the synchronization of various paleo-records to determine the temporal succession of transitions at different locations, in order to test different hypotheses of underlying mechanisms. https://www.ipsl.fr/en/content/view/full/16554 Application deadline June 28th 2019.
- Postdoc (3 yrs) Abrupt climate change in the Mediterranean at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Deadline passed
- Postdoc (2 yrs) in modelling climate tipping points and paleoceanographic tracers at Bern University
The postdoc will use the Bern3D model, a climate model of intermediate complexity, that consists of a 3-dimensional ocean, an energy-moisture balance model of the atmosphere, many ocean tracers, and a prognostic land-ocean carbon cycle. Multi-millennial simulations will be carried out to investigate the dynamics of tipping points associated with abrupt changes in the ocean’s overturning circulations. The stability of warm and cold climate states will be assessed with the model, and changes in ocean tracers in response to threshold crossings will be simulated. Of particular interest are paleoceanographic tracers, e.g., Pa, Th, Nd, and their isotopes. The fellow will collaborate with paleoceanographers and compare model simulations with marine sediment records. In addition, there is the opportunity of original model development by implementing new tracers into the Bern3D model. Application deadline June 28th 2019. Application deadline July 1st 2019.
- Journalist with experience in science writing (50% position for 4 yrs) at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen. Deadline passed.
- 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.
- TiPES Modeller at the British Antarctic Survey (30 months).
The role of the Modeller will be to complete the HadCM3 and FAMOUS modelling work required for the project. You will also run the HadCM3 and FAMOUS models to simulate warm period tipping points that occurred during the Last Interglacial periods, with a focus on abrupt retreats of the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice. This work will then require analysis and you would be required to lead on papers to communicate the results. Application deadline June 23rd 2019. https://www.eurosciencejobs.com/job_display/163199/TiPES_Modeller_BAS_British_Antarctic_Survey_Cambridge_United_Kingdom
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Postdoctoral research fellow (3 yrs) at University of Exeter
You will participate in the development of mathematical theory to underpin safe operating space for the earth system in the presence of tipping points. You will primarily contribute to work package WP5 of the TiPES project, which addresses “The theoretical underpinning for safe operating spaces in the presence of TPs”. You will be expected to develop tools that are applicable to classify, predict, quantify and mitigate TPs, in collaboration with other work packages. Application deadline June 24th 2019.
- Statistician (3 yrs) at The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) To complete the ice core synthesis and model-data comparisons required for EU-TiPES. This will involve working closing with the TiPES UKESM and HadCM3 modellers, and liaising with the wider TiPES community, re: TiPES data synthesis products. The post holder may undertake additional UKESM and HadCM3 simulations. They will work on the statistically sound synthesis of data and model simulations from the cold and warm period tipping points that occurred during the Glacial and Last Interglacial periods, with a focus on abrupt retreats of the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice. The post holder will utilise BAS-held ice core data. They will analysis simulation results and lead papers which communicate the results to the international community. Application deadline June 23th 2019.
- 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
- 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