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[Met-jobs] 3 Post-Doc and 2 PhD positions on cloud-climate effects, University of Leipzig, Germany

From Johannes Quaas <>
Date Wed, 12 Sep 2012 16:25:28 +0200

The Institute for Meteorology of the University of Leipzig has vacancies for

2 Post-Doc positions (m/f) and
1 PhD position (m/f)

within the “High Definition Clouds and Precipitation for Climate Prediction (HD(CP)2)” project, focusing on cloud-climate feedbacks over Central Europe, including the exploitation of observational datasets and global models for model evaluation and parameterisation development; as well as

1 Post-Doc position (m/f) and
1 PhD position (m/f)

within the ERC-funded “Quantification of Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Effects by Regime (QUAERERE)” project, aiming at a quantification of the radiative forcing by aerosol indirect effects from satellite data and regional and global climate models.

- A degree in Meteorology, Atmospheric Sciences or related field (Master level for the PhD positions, a PhD degree for the Post-Doc positions)
- Programming skills (Linux shell scripts, Fortran, data processing and visualisation tools such as NCAR command language)
- Good knowledge of the English language (German skills are welcomed)
- Ideally some prior experience with cloud-, aerosol- and/or radiation physics and/or experience with global models such as ECHAM (HD(CP)2 positions) and/or regional models such as COSMO (ERC post-doc position)

The position is offered for up to three years (up to four years for the ERC post-doc position), starting as soon as possible. Payment is according to a civil service position (TVL E13), at 100% for the Post-Doc- and at 75% for the PhD positions.

Applications include a detailed CV and the names and e-mail addresses of two references. They will be evaluated until suitable candidates are found.

The University of Leipzig seeks to increase the number of female scientists and encourages them to apply. Handicapped persons with comparable qualifications receive preferential status.

Please submit your application or any inquiries to

Prof. Johannes Quaas
Institute for Meteorology
University of Leipzig
Stephanstr. 3, 04103 Leipzig
phone +49 341 97 32852

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