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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: PhD position in cloud/aerosol remote sensing

From "Jan Cermak" <jan.cermak@rub.de>
To met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk
Date 3 Jun 2012 20:42:36 +0200

PhD position in cloud/aerosol remote sensing

Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of Germany's leading research
universities. The university draws its strengths from both the
diversity and the proximity of scientific and engineering disciplines
on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting enables
students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of
academic subjects and faculties.

The climatology group (climate.rub.de), Institute of Geography, at
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, offers a three-year 50% position as a
researcher. The position is intended as a basis for pursuing a PhD.
The research focus of this position will be on the analysis of cloud
properties, cloud effects in the climate system, as well as
interactions between clouds and atmospheric aerosols. Methods of
satellite-based and ground-based remote sensing will be central to
this work.

The successful candidate will have received a Masters degree or
equivalent in a relevant discipline (e.g. Geography, Meteorology,
Physics), have a pronounced interest in climate science, and be
confident in the handling of large data sets and in numerical methods.
Experience in the fields of remote sensing and/or programming will be
of advantage. The successful candidate is expected to present
scientific results at conferences and be open to publishing in
international journals.

The position includes teaching obligations of 2 hours per week. The
salary follows German public service category E13 (50%). The position
is to be filled by 1 October 2012 or earlier. Interviews will be held
in calendar weeks 27 and 28.

In case of questions you may contact Jan Cermak, jan.cermak@rub.de.
Please send your application, including
- CV
- letter of motivation
- abstract of your Masters thesis (1/2 page)
- contact details of two potential referees
in one pdf file to climate@rub.de. Deadline for receipt of
applications is 24 June 2012.


-- 
Jan Cermak
Professor of Climatology
Faculty of Geosciences
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44780 Bochum, Germany

Phone +49 234 32 28383
Fax +49 234 32 14469
http://www.climate.rub.de/



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