Research scientist - Modelling terrestrial ecosystems response to environmental changes

Organization

KIT

Deadline

Friday, March 15, 2024

Start Date

Monday, July 1, 2024

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The Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research / Atmospheric Environmental Research (KIT/IMK IFU) at the KIT-Campus Alpin in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, invites applications for a research scientist modelling terrestrial ecosystems response to environmental changes. 

We seek a creative and communicative colleague to join the land-ecosystem modelling group (LEMG; https://lemg.imk-ifu.kit.edu/) at IMK-IFU. You will be developing and applying advanced model systems (i.e., the dynamic global vegetation model LPJ-GUESS or coupled socio-economic/ecological models (LandSyMM)). Your skills will help to solve questions of utmost importance, posed by the combined challenges of climate change, land-use change and biodiversity loss. 

Tasks include: 

  • Lead and contribute to simulations and analyses of model output, in context of a number of EU projects (ForestPaths: https://efi.int/news/forestpaths-project-forest-based-policy-pathways towards-climate-neutral-society-2022-06-13; wildE: https://www.wilde-project.eu/about) and other initiatives 
  • Develop ideas for exciting research within the context of these projects 
  • Develop new modelling features such as agroforestry 
  • Lead and contribute to publications arising from the work 
  • Contribute to general tasks in the team such as teaching, website maintenance, or project reports