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Universität Hamburg
Bundesstraße 55
20146 Hamburg

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE FOR THE PROJECT “TRR 181 Energy transfers in Atmosphere and Ocean” (subproject M5: Reducing Spurious Mixing and Energetic Inconsistencies in Realistic OceanModelling Applications)


The position in accordance with Section 28 subsection 3 of the Hamburg higher education act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG) commences as soon as possible.

This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG). The term is fixed until 30.06.2024. The position calls for 75 % of standard work hours per week**.


Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications and project results may be used in the context of doctorate.

Specific Duties:

Successful candidates are required to perform interdisciplinary and collaborative research concerning the development and analysis of high performance numerical algorithms for fluid flow simulation methods, in particular for the reduction of spurious diapycnal mixing in ocean circulation models.


A university degree in a relevant field. In particular, a sound background in applied mathematics is required.  

Application Instructions

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg promotes equal opportunity. As women are currently underrepresented in this job category at Universität Hamburg according to the evaluation conducted under the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HambGleiG), we encourage women to apply for this position. Equally qualified and suitable female applicants will receive preference.

Qualified disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status receive preference in the application process.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Armin Iske ( or consult our website at

Please send your application by 30.11.2020 to and mention “M5” in the subject line.

Applications should only include the following material:

•       a cover letter (no more than two pages); 

•       a motivation letter (no more than two pages), where candidates are required to explain their suitability for the vacant PhD project M5 of the TRR181;

•       a tabular curriculum vitae; 

•       a list of publications; 

•       a list of conference attendances; 

•       transcripts of records for your Bachelor and Master studies; 

•       a short indication of their current position, affiliation, and academic supervisor(s).

At this point, applications should not include reference letters or any other supplementary material, e.g. copies of theses or publications.

Please do not submit original documents as we are not able to return them. Any documents submitted will be destroyed after the application process has concluded.

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Prof. Armin Iske