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[Met-jobs] PhD Position at the University of Graz (Austria)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:21:09 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Job opportunity

PhD Position in the area of Regional Climate Research at the

Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change, University of Graz

Field of work

The ReLoClim Research Group (<>) of the Wegener
Center for Climate and Global Change develops climate scenarios and
investigates the regional impacts of climate change in the framework of
national and international projects. We are searching for a new member
(PhD student) of our highly motivated research team. The successful
candidate will start to work in the framework of a basic research
project, funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), which investigates
highly resolved (convection-permitting) regional climate models (RCMs)
and their ability to capture important climate processes in the European
Alpine region. In particular, the candidate will focus on turbulence in
the Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) and will investigate turbulence
parameterisation schemes and their impacts on the Alp’s (modelled)
shielding effect (dynamics of the atmosphere, orographic precipitation).
This will support both, model improvements and regional climate
modelling applications.

Job Profile

Position: PhD position, part-time (30 hours/week), position can be
filled as soon as possible.

Gross salary: € 1’933.30 gross/month (14 × per year, taxes and social
security contributions have to be subtracted). The salary follows the
FWF scheme for PhD students

Duration: Two years with the option for extension.

Requested knowledge and skills:

-Degree (MSc. level) in natural sciences (e.g. meteorology, physics,
geophysics, mathematics, geography), ideally with emphasis on PBL

-Experience and interest in climate research and meteorology.

-Experience in programming (ideally IDL, FORTRAN, R).

-Analytical orientation, independent work style, organizing abilities.

-Ability to work in a team, good command of English.

Further information can be obtained from Dr. Heimo Truhetz

Application deadline: 8th March, 2013

If you are interested, please send your application (Letter of
application, CV, suitable inserts) within the closing date per e-mail to

The University of Graz is striving to increase the percentage of women
employed at the university and therefore expressly invites qualified
women to apply. Priority is given to equally qualified women.

Short Information —Wegener Center

The Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change is an
interdisciplinary, internationally oriented research center of the
University of Graz (Faculty of Environmental and Regional Sciences and
Education, with base institutes also in the Faculties of Natural
Sciences and Social and Economic Sciences), which combines the
competences of the university in the research areas "Climate,
Environmental, and Global Change". The center brings together research
teams and scientists from fields such as geophysics and climate physics,
meteorology, economics, geography, and regional sciences. At the same
time, close links exist and are further developed with many cooperation
partners, both nationally and internationally. The research interests
extend from monitoring, analysis, modelling and prediction of climate
and environmental change via climate impact research to the analysis of
the human dimensions of these changes (for more details please see

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