DKRZ, the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ) is the central simulation and data processing facility for the German climate and Earth System Modelling community, and also one of the partners developing the ICON weather- and climate model. The model is in operational use at the German Weather Service DWD, and used by a wide variety of climate research projects, especially at the other consortium partners Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

In-situ workflows to overcome bottlenecks

As we are approaching exascale computing, high-resolution simulations are increasingly facing a bottleneck in disk speed and capacity, and in-situ workflows are becoming crucial for data analysis and visualisation. DKRZ has developed a preliminary setup for an in-situ analysis and visualisation workflow with ICON and the 3D data visualisation and analysis software ParaView.

Your role

Your task will be to improve this workflow for operational use in climate modelling, and perform further developments relating to a seamless integration of in-situ data analysis and visualisation workflows with workflows using the ECMWF field data base (fdb5). You should bring experience in high-level programming languages.

Responsibilities, qualifications and application

The position is fixed term for initially two years, starting as part of the project ESiWACE2, Centre of Excellence in Simulation of Weather and Climate in Europe, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme grant agreement No 823988. Subject to additional funding we plan to continue the position for at least two additional years. For details on responsibilities of this position, required and beneficial qualifications, employment conditions and the application procedure please see the official job advertisement on the DKRZ website.

The position will be open until filled. Applications received before Jan 22nd, 2022 will receive full consideration. Afterwards, applications will be accepted and evaluated on an ongoing basis.