February 2011
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[Met-jobs] Research Associate in theoretical climatology, numerical methods and idealised flow simulation in Cottbus, Germany

From Andreas Will <>
Date Wed, 16 Feb 2011 22:59:40 +0100

The Chair for Environmental Meteorology of the faculty Environmental Sciences and Process Engi­nee­ring of the Brandenburgische Technische Universität (BTU) Cottbus invites applications for a 50% vacancy in the field of simulation of idealised flows and theoretical climatology, starting at 15 March 2011 (or later).
We are seeking aresearch associates holding a university degree (master/diploma) in the field of Mete­orology, Physics, fluid mechanics, mathematics or related discipline. The opportunity to write a PhD thesis will be given. Applications from scientists holding a PhD are welcome too. A full time position can be offered from 10.2011 on in dependence on the qualification of the candidate.

Project description: The successful applicant will work in the framework of the project
"Mixing and Interaction of Mean Flow and Inertial Waves: Theory, Experiment and Simulation" in the field of theory and simulation.
The aim of the project is a high quality simulation of the flow investigated in the laboratory experiment too and to provide contributions to the understanding of the development of critical lines and of the quasi biennial oscillation (QBO). The requirements on the simulation of the phenomena shall be derived. It is intended to use higher order discretisation methods to simulate the rotating, incompressible flow.

Position: The position offered is a 50%  part time TV-L E13 position for 3 years. The TV-L salary is the pay scale of German federal lands. The 50% of class E13 result initially between 15 000 and 21 000 EUR annual income before taxes, in dependence on the scientific experience, plus social insurances.  The opportunity to write a PhD thesis will be given. A full time position for scientists holding a PhD can be offered from 10.2011 on in dependence on the qualification of the candidate.

Requirements: Above-average final degree and marks in mathematics and physics. Good knowledge of geophysical fluid mechanics and of the discretisation methods of incompressible fluid model equations, programming skills in Fortran, experience with model development, unix based and HP computing systems are welcome.

The Campus-University BTU Cottbus is located amidst the near-natural landscape Lau­sitz, has a good transport connection to Berlin, Wroclaw und Poznan (Poland) and offers excellent wor­king conditions. The chair is one of the centres for regional climate modelling in Germany and holds various national and international scientific contacts. The "Center for flow and transport, modelling and measurement" of the BTU Cottbus offers an inspiring research environment in the field of geophysical and technical fluid mechanics.
The BTU Cottbus is especially going after the employment and promotion of female scientists. Disabled candidates with equal qualifications are accounted in favour.

Applications with the usual documents are to be sent until 28. February 2011 to
Prof.Dr. Eberhard Schaller, Lehrstuhl Umweltmeteorologie, Haus 4/3, Burger Chaussee 2, D-03044
or by email to


Further informations: Dr.A.Will (, +49 355 69 1171)


| Dr.Andreas Will                                               |
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