Scientific Programmer (f/m/d)

Updated: about 5 hours ago

At the Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), a full-time position (40h/week) in the Department “Modelling of Atmospheric Processes” is available as

Scientific Programmer (f/m/d)

The position is initially offered for two years with a start date as soon as possible and the option to be made permanent afterwards. The salary is according to class EG 12 TV-L.

Your Tasks:

The successful candidate will join the department Modelling of Atmospheric Processes, where the focus is on developing the weather and climate model ICON for applications in the mesosphere and thermosphere. The simulations are mainly performed at the computing systems of the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ). A local computing centre is also available. The main tasks will be implementing new code components into the model, either directly or through modern coupling interfaces, performance analysis and code debugging, and guiding production runs from the setup to the analysis stage. The successful candidate will also be responsible for managing the code branches and keeping them synchronized with the master branch, which is managed by the German Meteorological Service (DWD).

Your Qualifications / Experience:

  • completed university degree (bachelor’s degree or comparable) in informatics, mathematics, physics, geosciences or a related field with preferably very good results
  • strong interest in High Performance Computing on CPUs and GPUs
  • experience with simulations on supercomputers producing large volumes of data
  • expertise in modern fortran, shell scripting, and processing of simulation data
  • experience in earth system modelling would be desirable
  • good communication skills, ability to work autonomously and self-responsible
  • fluency in English as working language

What we offer:

  • an attractive working place near the Baltic Sea
  • modern equipment
  • engagement in an international work environment
  • participation in the company pension scheme (VBL)
  • employment relationship in accordance with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service of the Federal States (TV-L)
  • flexible working hours and mobile working within the framework of the applicable regulations
  • family office

Who we are: Our mission is to advance the scientific knowledge of the mesosphere and lower thermosphere by developing and exploiting expertise in atmospheric physics, instrumentation, analysis and modelling to serve emerging societal needs – such as questions regarding climate change. On the regional level, we closely cooperate with the University of Rostock and are an integral part of the teaching program of the Institute of Physics. Further, we are networked with the research community worldwide. As an institute of the Leibniz Association, we distinguish ourselves as a modern and innovative employer that highly values family friendliness, equality of opportunity and flexibility.


Please send your application with complete, informative documents, including

  • motivational letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • diploma with indication of final grade
  • copy of certificates, possibly testimonies and references

under indication of the keyword: 2024-04

to: personal(at)

The advertisement remains open until a suitable person has been appointed. Unfortunately, application and travel costs cannot be covered by the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. By submitting your application, you consent to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of the application process.

Equal Opportunities: We pursue a family-friendly personnel policy, and strive to increase the proportion of women. Qualified women are therefore explicitly encouraged to apply. People with disabilities are given preference if they have the same qualifications.

Contact: For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Claudia Stephan (CCStephan(at) ) or inform yourself under .

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