October 2012
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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral RESEARCH SCIENTIST (f/m)

From "Schurf, Anja" <>
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Date Tue, 9 Oct 2012 14:10:54 +0000

Human activities as well as nature produce large amounts of trace compounds which influence the chemical composition of the atmosphere and earth's climate.

Experimental field studies, simulation experiments and model calculations are used to investigate the processes that control the chemical transformation, spatial distribution of trace compounds, and their ultimate removal from the atmosphere.


The Institute for Energy and Climate Research, Troposphere (IEK-8) at Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH seeks for a


Postdoctoral RESEARCH SCIENTIST (f/m)

within the High Definition Clouds and Precipitation for Climate Prediction HD (CP)2 initiative funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

-Reference 229/2012 -


Your Job

·           Handling and analysis of the remote sensing measurements of clouds, wind and thermodynamic properties at the Jülich Observatory for Cloud Evolution (JOYCE)

·           Reconstruction of consistent observational strategies with the atmospheric modelers


Your Profile

  • University degree and PhD in atmospheric physics or related subjects
  • Interest and experience in satellite or ground-based remote sensing
  • Track record of cloud physics and/or accomplishments in atmospheric radiative transfer
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of German or proven ability to quickly learn a new language
  • Well-structured and systematic working method
  • Willingness to travel internationally (collaboration with other institutes)


Our Offer

  • Challenging and varied work in an interdisciplinary and international team
  • Exciting opportunities to work at interface between state of the art numerical simulations of clouds and convections and their observations
  • Employment initially for a fixed term of two years, the position shall begin after 1 October 2012
  • Opportunity to job share
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD-Bund)


Place of employment: Jülich


The position is being advertised in-house and externally.


Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.


We also welcome applications from disabled persons.


Contacts:                     Dr. Birger Bohn, IEK-8

                                   Karl Beumers, IBG-2-3-TAV

                                   Anja Schurf, P-E

Working group:            Prof. Dr. A. Wahner

Dr. Birger Bohn


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