We are hiring!

The Collaborative Research Center TRR 181 "Energy transfers in Atmosphere and Ocean" invites applications for PhD and Research Associate positions.

TRR 181 is a collaborative project between the Universities Hamburg and Bremen (Germany) funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft for initially four years with possible extension for eight years. Further participating institutions are Alfred-Wegener-Institut Bremerhaven, Jacobs University Bremen, Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie Hamburg, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde, and Leibniz-Institut für Atmosphärenphysik, Kühlungsborn.

Physical oceanographer, meteorologists and applied mathematician are working together in the project

  1. to understand the energy transfers between the different dynamical regimes - smallscale turbulence, internal gravity waves and geostrophically balanced motion - in both atmosphere and ocean,
  2. to develop, to test, and to implement new and consistent parameterisations in models, and
  3. to develop mathematical and numerical methods featuring consistent energetics.

Successful applicants hold a MSc or Phd degree in physical oceanography, meteorology, applied mathematics or a related field and are highly motivated to work in an interdisciplinary environment.

The Collaborative Research Center TRR 181 aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching in this field and explicitly encourages women to apply.

Applications, including a letter of motivation and CV (pdf, one document, not more than 8 MB) should be sent in electronic form to trr181.cenmail@uni-hamburg.de


UHH - Universität Hamburg
UHB - University of Bremen/MARUM
JU - Jacobs University
AWI - Alfred Wegener Institute of Polar and Marine Research Bremerhaven
MPI-M - Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology
IOW - Institute of Baltic Research Warnemünde
IAP - Institute for Atmospheric Physics Rostock
HZG - Helmholtz Center Geesthacht

Open Positions

ProjectPrincipal Investigators Postdoc Positions   PhD PositionsPossible start date
Research Area T: Turbulence and boundary layer
T1: Mesoscale energy cascades in the lower and middle atmosphereBecker, Gassmann, Lübken1 (IAP(Gassmann)01.01.2017
T2: Energy budget of the ocean surface mixed layerCarpenter, Umlauf, Burchard1 (HZG)


Reasearch Area W: Wave processes
W2: Energy transfer through low mode internal wavesRhein, von Storch1 (MPI-M)01.01.2017
W4: Gravity wave parameterisation for the oceanEden, Jungclaus, Olbers1 (UHB)01.07.2016
Research Area S: Climate models as metrics
S2: Improved parameterisations and numerics in climate modelsJungclaus, Eden, Giorgetta, Iske, Danilov1 (UHH)01.03.2017