|From||"Roger Brugge" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Thu, 24 Mar 2011 09:22:34 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... Vacancy: PhD student opportunity in meteorology/climatology at TU Berlin,Germany Dear colleagues, the Chair of Climatology at the Technische Universität Berlin (Berlin Institute of Technology) is seeking for a highly motivated Ph.D. student interested in studying atmosphere-hydrosphere-cryosphere interactions on the Tibetan Plateau within a new research project entitled "Variability and Trends in Water Balance Components of Benchmark Drainage Basins on the Tibetan Plateau (WET)", which is expected to start on May 1, 2011 for an initial period of three years. The WET project will be funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the research programme "WTZ Central Asia - Monsoon dynamics and geo-ecosystems". Formal approval of funding is pending, but will most probably occur in April 2011. Responsibilities: The Ph.D. student will elaborate her/his dissertation within the WET research project. The focus of the research activities will be in numerical modelling of meso-scale atmospheric processes using the community model WRF. We are using a novel approach for continuous generation of a re-analysed atmospheric data set of high spatial (up to 2 km) and temporal (down to 1 h) resolution for the whole Tibetan Plateau and adjacent high-mountain ranges starting from 2000. Model results will have to be validated against observations (especially from space-borne remote sensing systems), and will then be used for hydrological and glaciological modelling carried out by the project partners. The WET project is closely linked to a further research project entitled "Dynamic Response of Glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau to Climate Change (DynRG TiP)" part of the Priority Programme 1372 "Tibetan Plateau - Formation, Climate, Ecosystems (TiP)" funded by the DFG (<http://www.klima.tu-berlin.de/index.php?show=forschung_asien_tibet&lan=en>). Who can apply: The candidate must have completed her/his graduation in physical geography, meteorology, atmospheric or environmental sciences (or an equivalent scientific discipline) at the time the position starts, and has to fulfil the formal requirements of being accepted as Ph.D. student by the Technische Universität Berlin. She/he must have good knowledge in meteorology, climatology or atmospheric sciences, and must be able and willing to work in an interdisciplinary team cooperating with a large number of German and Chinese project partners. We expect profound interest in numerical atmospheric modelling (experience with the WRF model is highly welcomed but not a must). Interest in scientific programming using programming languages like FORTRAN, C or IDL in Windows/Linux environments will be essential, as well as good oral and written communication skills in English (German would be a plus). The candidate is required being able to participate in field campaigns in the study region on the Tibetan Plateau, which includes areas up to 6'000 m above sea level. Further information: The position is, depending on formal approval, available from May 1, 2011, for a period of three years according to a civil service position (TV-L Berliner Hochschulen, 50%). Applications should be sent to Dieter Scherer by e-mail (<email@example.com>) no later than April 15, 2011 (later applications may be considered as long as the position is open). The university seeks to increase the number of female scientists and encourages them to apply. Handicapped persons with comparable qualifications receive preferential status. Many thanks and best regards for distributing this advertisement Dieter Scherer -------------------------------------------------------- Prof. Dr. Dieter Scherer Fachgebiet Klimatologie/Chair of Climatology Institut für Ökologie/Department of Ecology Technische Universität Berlin Rothenburgstr. 12 12165 Berlin Germany T.: +49-30-314-71356, F.: +49-30-314-71357 Sekretariat/Secretary: T: +49-30-314-73195 www.klima.tu-berlin.de
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