Postdoctoral Fellow/Assistant Researcher Position – Multi-year earth system predictability

  • Employer: IBS Center for Climate Physics
  • Location: Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea
  • Education Level: PhD
  • Job type: Postdoctoral Fellow or Assistant Research Fellow, depending on research experience
  • Salary: 54-70 million KRW/year (~45,000-60,000 USD)
  • Term: Full Time, 2 year, with possibility for renewal

 Applicants for this position should have a PhD in physics, climate sciences, meteorology, oceanography or a related field. Candidates are expected to have strong computational skills, excitement to work on a new research subject, a good publication record, a high level of independence, curiosity and creativity, and an interest in working in an international and interdisciplinary research environment. The successful candidate will work with Prof. June-Yi Lee to implement an ocean temperature and salinity anomaly assimilation scheme into the Community Earth System Model (version 2), conduct initialized multi-year forecasts and study the seasonal to multi-year predictability of physical and biogeochemical processes and major modes of climate variability

 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) ( 

 ICCP is located in Busan, the second largest city in South Korea and the ninth largest port city in the world. Surrounded by ocean and mountains, the city has a dramatic natural background. From designer cafes, international movie and art festivals, award-winning restaurants to temples at the end of hiking trails, Busan has something to offer for everyone. 

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 these positions, please contact Axel Timmermann ( The position remains open until filled.