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[Met-jobs] PhD Position at IUP Bremen, Germany, reference A201/12

From Anja Schoenhardt <>
Date Mon, 22 Oct 2012 14:10:49 +0200

The Institute of Remote Sensing and Environmental Physics (IFE/IUP) at the University of Bremen, offers a PhD position – financial approval provided – for a limited time of three years (German pay scale E13 TV-L at 50%) for the following topic:

*Aircraft measurements of trace gas distributions with an imaging DOAS instrument*

The Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP) at the University of Bremen performs measurements of atmospheric trace gases from different platforms since 1993. An important physical measurement technique is the Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (DOAS). Recently, an imaging DOAS (iDOAS) instrument has been developed at the IUP, which enables amongst other capabilities airborne measurements of, e.g. tropospheric nitrogen dioxide, NO2. 

In the scope of this project, the iDOAS instrument shall be developed further and applied for the measurement of spatial distributions of tropospheric trace gases from aircraft. The data are supposed to be interpreted with respect to exchange and transport processes. The tasks within this project comprise the optimization of the instrument, the planning and realization of measurement campaigns, as well as the analysis and interpretation of the measured data. The project is linked to national and international research activities.

Requirements for this position:
•    Scientific Degree (Diploma or Master of Science in Physics, Environmental Physics or Meteorology)
•    Interest in the conduction of measurement campaigns
•    Good knowledge of at least one advanced programming language
•    Good knowledge of German and/or English language (written and spoken)
•    Good knowledge in the following areas are advantageous: optics and spectroscopy, computer based device control, physics and chemistry of the atmosphere, meteorology, Earth remote sensing

The IUP provides a stimulating work environment, as well as direct involvement in international research.

Further information can be found on the web site of the institute: Information about the DOAS working group as well as the iDOAS instrument can be found here: and

The University of Bremen strives to increase the number of females in science and therefore encourages women to apply.
Handicapped applicants will be preferred over other applicants in case of equal qualifications. Applications by people with a migrant background are particularly welcome.

Please send your applications in electronic form including standard documents (letter of motivation, CV, copies of degree certificates, employment certificates if applicable, references) and mentioning the job ID A201/12 until the 31.10.2012 to:

Dr. Anja Schönhardt
Institut für Umweltphysik
Universität Bremen
FB1 Physik & Elektrotechnik
Otto-Hahn-Allee 1
28359 Bremen, Deutschland
Tel: 0421-218-62099

Dr. Anja Schönhardt                             
Institute of Environmental Physics              
Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering
University of Bremen                            
Post Box 330440                                 
D-28334 Bremen, Germany                         
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218 62099                      
Fax : +49 (0)421 218 62070                       

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