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[Met-jobs] PhD position Vienna

From Petra Seibert <>
Date Fri, 26 Oct 2012 18:05:01 +0200

At the University of Vienna (15 faculties, 3 centres, about 188 fields of study, approx. 9.400
members of staff, more than 90.000 students) the position of a

University Assistant ("pre-doc")

at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics
is vacant.

The Research Group of Theoretical Meteorology at the Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics
of the University of Vienna seeks a scientific staff member (research and teaching) with a diploma
or master degree. It is expected that the doctoral degree will be earned during the employment

Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week, duration: 4 years
Occupation group in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe
(praedoc). On top of this, relevant chargeable work experience determines the assessment
to a particular salary grade.

Areas of work:
The person selected will mainly work in meteorological model development and application (e.g.,
Lagrangian transport model). She/he should contribute to strengthening the application of professional
information science methods in meteorology, especially with respect to software development
and data handling. Tasks will include work on a dissertation, contribution to the tasks of
the research group projects, and teaching.

University degree (diploma, master) in meteorology or a related field. In-depth knowledge of topics
(one or more) such as modelling, atmospheric dynamics, boundary layer, environmental meteorology
is desired. Good programming experience (Fortran) and in-depth IT-knowledge in a
scientific context (Linux, scripting languages, web, LaTeX, ...) are required. Applications will also
be considered from people who come from IT science or computational physics, if, due to suitable
knowledge (e.g. in hydrodynamics) they are able to and willing to train in meteorology, also
by visiting lecture courses. On the other hand, applications from meteorology should engage in
training in informatics. Interest in scientific work and publication, contributing to research and
teaching, excellent communication skills, orally and in writing, ability to work in a team and willingness
to communicate. Good knowledge of English required, proficiency in German is a plus.

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be sent via Job Center
to the University of Vienna ( no later than 20.11.2012 and be referenced
to the identification number 3477. For further information please contact Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Petra Seibert (

The University of Vienna intends to increase the number of women on its faculty, particularly in
high-level positions, and therefore specifically invites applications by women. Among equally
qualified applicants women will receive preferential consideration.
Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Identification number of advertisement: 3477

Univ. Prof. Dr. Petra Seibert
Inst. f. Meteorologie u. Geophysik
Universität Wien
Althanstr. 14 / UZA II / 5G508
1090 Wien, Austria
petra.seibert att
Tel. +43 1 4277-53790 
Fax  +43 1 4277-9537

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