Open Positions

The Leipzig Institute for Meteorology (LIM), Germany, invites applications for

PhD Position

Forecast of Warm Air Intrusions and Cold Air Outbreaks using ECMWF

The position is funded within the Transregional Collaborative Research Center TR172 on “ArctiC Amplification: Climate Relevant Atmospheric and SurfaCe Processes, and Feedback Mechanisms (AC)³” (www.ac3-tr.de) by the German Research Foundation  (DFG, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). Within the TR172, LIM together with the collaboration partners (Universities of Cologne and Bremen, TROPOS and Alfred Wegener Institute) aim to better observe, understand, and simulate processes leading to the current drastic climate changes in the Arctic.

Terms of employment

The PhD position (65% TV-L E13) is awarded for 3 years with possible extension to up to four years. The position is open starting from January 2020. We offer a productive and interdisciplinary working group including comprehensive supervision and integration into the thriving Leipzig Graduate School on Clouds, Aerosol and Radiation (http://www.lgs-car.tropos.de/).

Details are given in the following pdf document.

Qualification requirements

For the PhD position we expect strong interest in atmospheric science, in particular in cloud physics, remote sensing, radiative transfer, and climate. Applicants should have a Master in Meteorology or a related field. Experience in high-level scientific programming for data analysis is desirable. Candidates must possess excellent communication skills in written and spoken English.

Applications

Interested candidates should send a cover letter describing background; a CV, training and research interests; certificates; and the contact information of two referees as a single PDF to

m.brueckner@uni-leipzig.de” target=”_blank”>m.brueckner[at]uni-leipzig.de.

Applications will be accepted until the end of January 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately after and continue until the position has been filled.

Selection

The selection for the position will be based solely on scientific merit without regard to gender, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital or family status or other differences. Among equally qualified candidates, handicapped candidates will be given preference.

The Leipzig Institute for Meteorology (LIM), Germany, invites applications for

Two PhD Positions

  1. Spatial and seasonal variability of cloud radiative forcing
  2. Moist static energy transport variability

 and

Two Postdoc Positions

  1. Characterization of Arctic mixed–phase clouds by airborne in–situ remote sensing
  2. Remote sensing of Arctic clouds and sea ice

The positions are funded within the Transregional Collaborative Research Center TR172 on “ArctiC Amplification: Climate Relevant Atmospheric and SurfaCe Processes, and Feedback Mechanisms (AC)³” by the German Research Foundation  (DFG, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). Within the TR172, LIM together with the collaboration partners (Universities of Cologne and Bremen, TROPOS and Alfred Wegener Institute) aim to better observe, understand, and simulate processes leading to the current drastic climate changes in the Arctic.

Qualification requirements

For the PhD positions (1) (2) we expect strong interest in atmospheric science, in particular in cloud physics, remote sensing, radiative transfer, and climate. Applicants should have a Master in Meteorology or a related field. Experience in high-level scientific programming for data analysis is desirable. Experience in cloud, aerosol, and/or radiation physics and atmospheric modelling would be advantageous for position (2) , and scientific programming (Fortran, python) as well as experience with Unix/Linux is required for these positions. Candidates must possess excellent communication skills in written and spoken English.

The postdoctoral positions (3) – (4) are appointed primarily for research. We expect experiences in either or both, observations and/or modelling of clouds and remote sensing of clouds. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in Meteorology, Physics, or Geophysics. Experience in scientific programming (Matlab, Python, IDL), preferably in a UNIX/LINUX environment, and knowledge in handling of big-data programming is desirable. Candidates must possess excellent communication skills in written and spoken English.

Details on the individual projects are given in the following PDF document.

Terms of employment

The PhD positions (1) – (2) (65% TV-L E13) are awarded for 3 years with possible extension to up to four years. The positions are open starting from January 2020. We offer a productive and interdisciplinary working group including comprehensive supervision and integration into the thriving Leipzig Graduate School on Clouds, Aerosol and Radiation (http://www.lgs-car.tropos.de/).

The positions (3) – (4) (100% TV-L E13) are awarded for up to 4 years, they are also open starting from January 2020. We offer a productive and interdisciplinary working atmosphere including several possibilities for career development.

Applications

Interested candidates should send a cover letter describing background; a CV, training and research interests; certificates; and the contact information of two referees as a single PDF to

m.brueckner[at]uni-leipzig.de.

Please clearly indicate which position(s) you apply for. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions have been filled.

Selection

The selection for the position will be based solely on scientific merit without regard to gender, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital or family status or other differences. Among equally qualified candidates, handicapped candidates will be given pref

Notes on the Data Protection

By sending us your application documents you consent to the processing of the data contained within for the purpose of the selection process for the advertised position. You can revoke your consent at any time. The processing takes place exclusively for this selection process and is carried out on the basis of Article 6 of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). This includes passing on data to the members of the selection committee, the HR office, the Commissioner for Equal Opportunities, the Representative Body for Severely Disabled Employees and the Staff Council as part of their organizational or legal responsibilities. Your data will be stored for a maximum of 6 months following completion of the selection process and subsequently deleted.

In accordance with the GDPR you have the right to receive information from the recipient of the application about your personal data, the right to correction, deletion or restriction of processing, as well as a right to object to processing.

If you have any questions, please contact the Leipzig University data protection officer (Mr Thomas Braatz, Augustusplatz 10, 04109 Leipzig, Tel.: 0341-9730081).

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