The Collaborative Research Centre TRR 181 "Energy Transfers in Atmosphere and Ocean" invites applications for

30 PhD and Postdoc positions.

TRR 181 is a collaborative project between the Universities Hamburg and Bremen (Germany) funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Further participating institutions are Alfred Wegener Institute Bremerhaven, Jacobs University, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde, Leibniz Institute for Atmospheric Physics Kühlungsborn, Goethe University Frankfurt, and Hamburg University of Technology.

Physical oceanographers, meteorologists and applied mathematicians are working together in the project

       I. to understand the energy transfers between the different dynamical regimes –
          small scale turbulence, internal gravity waves and geostrophically balanced motion
          in both atmosphere and ocean,
       II. to develop, test and implement new and consistent parameterisations in models,
       III. to develop mathematical and numerical methods featuring consistent energetics.

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

The openings may be located at any of the participating institutions and are subject to the funding of the second phase of the research project. The earliest start of the positions is 1st January 2021. The positions are funded until June 2024.

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

Details about the individual positions and application deadlines will follow soon.

Please send applications to jobs.trr181.cen[at] - unless the job advertisement for the position you're interested in says otherwise.

Open Positions

SubprojectInstitutionType of Position 

M2: Systematic Multi-Scale Modelling and Analysis for Geophysical Flows

Universität Hamburg, CENPhD 

M5: Reducing Spurious Mixing and Energetic Inconsistencies in Realistic Ocean-Modelling Applications

Universität Hamburg, C3SPhDmore info
M7: Dynamics of Geophysical Problems in Turbulent RegimesUniversität Hamburg, C3SPhD 

T4: Surface Wave-Driven Energy Fluxes at the Air-Sea Interface

HZGPhDmore info soon
T4: Surface Wave-Driven Energy Fluxes at the Air-Sea InterfaceHamburg University of TechnologyPhDmore info
W1: Gravity Wave Parameterization for the AtmosphereIAPPhDmore info soon
W4: Gravity Wave Parameterization for the OceanUniversität Hamburg, CENPhDmore info
L4: Energy-Consistent Ocean-Atmosphere CouplingMPI-MeteorologyPostdocmore info soon
L4: Energy-Consistent Ocean-Atmosphere CouplingUniversität Hamburg, CENPhDmore info
L5: Paleoclimate Applications of Mixing Parameterizations in an Earth-System ModelUniversity of Bremen, MARUMPhD 
S1: Diagnosis and Metrics in Climate ModelsUniversität Hamburg, CENPostdocmore info