Assistant/Associate Researcher position – Ocean/climate modeling

Assistant/Associate Researcher position – Ocean/climate modeling

Project: Future ocean circulation changes using ultra-high resolution global warming simulations  

Employer: IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP);

Location: Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea

Education Level: PhD

Job type: Assistant Researcher 

Salary: starting from 62 million KRW/year (~57,000 USD) depending on experience

Term: Full Time, 3 year, with possibility for renewal

Start date: March 2021, or later

Requirements: PhD in physical oceanography, meteorology or related field and at least 2 years of postdoc experience.

Applicants are expected to have strong computational skills, excitement to work on a new research subject, a good publication record, curiosity and creativity, and an interest in working in an international and interdisciplinary research environment. 

The main goal of the research will be to develop a better understanding of future ocean circulation changes using a suite of century-long simulations recently conducted at the ICCP with the Community Earth system model with 10 km global ocean and 25 km resolution atmosphere resolution. The successful applicant will study the mechanisms of global-warming induced changes in ocean mesoscale variability, and large-scale ocean circulation. Of particular interest are projected changes in Arctic Ocean circulation and the California, Benguela and Humboldt current upwelling systems. 

More information on the scope of this research can be found on:

The IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP), ( directed by Dr. Axel Timmermann, is dedicated to advancing the understanding of natural climate variability, man-made climate change and their impacts on the hydrological cycle, regional processes, ice-sheets, and sea level. The ICCP is generously funded through the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) (

Please submit a cover letter, a short statement of your research interests, curriculum vitae, the name of 2 references, and up to three publications to Ms. Jenny Choi ( If you have any further questions regarding this position, please contact Axel Timmermann at

Application deadline: January 31st, 2021