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[Met-jobs] Cooperative Junior Research Group Leader „Remote Sensing of Ice“

From Justus Notholt <jnotholt@iup.physik.uni-bremen.de>
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Date Tue, 18 Jun 2013 08:52:27 +0200

Dear colleagues,

Please find below a job annoucement at our University.

Regards

Justus Notholt

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Prof. Dr. Justus Notholt
Institute of Environmental Physics
University of Bremen - FB1
Postfach 330440
D-28334 Bremen
Germany

Tel: +49-421-218-62190
Fax: +49-421-218-62070
email: jnotholt@iup.physik.uni-bremen.de
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The University of Bremen is advertising – conditional to the release of budgetary funds – the following vacancy: Cooperative Junior Research Group Leader „Remote Sensing of Ice“ Salary group TVL E14/15 (for three years with the option of an extension) reference number: A66/13

We are seeking an outstanding young scientist, having an excellent doctorate and publication record, to lead a new cooperative research group. During the past 25 years, the Institute of Environmental Physics in the faculty of Physics and Engineering of the University of Bremen, IUP-UB, has established itself, as an internationally recognized leader in the remote sensing of the Polar Regions. In addition successful research cluster in cryospheric science comprises researchers from the IUP-UB and the Climate Sciences Division of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, AWI (http://www.awi.de). Current research foci address the use of measurements from instrumentation aboard satellite platforms to retrieve key atmospheric constituents (ozone, water vapour, aerosol polar stratospheric cloud and cloud) and surface parameters ( e.g. sea ice and snow cover, thickness and albedo). They aim to improve our understanding of the fundamental processes taking place in and above the cryosphere and the assessment of the impact of global climate change at high latitudes.


Detailed description

Cooperative Junior Research Group Leader The University of Bremen is a middle sized university, located in the north west of Germany and having approximately 250 professors and 19,000 students. It offers a broad range of academic disciplines and competes successfully and internationally in top-flight research. As part of its ambitious institutional strategy, the university was successful in the recent national Excellence Initiative: being one of only eleven selected universities. Cooperative Junior Research Groups, CJRG, funded by the Excellence Initiative strengthen the university’s capacity for innovation. They are established in fields of close collaboration between the University and our well known partners within large research facilities. They offer rewarding research opportunities and career prospects for excellent young researchers. Potential candidates having excelled in their doctoral studies and possessing the ability to develop, design and lead a cutting-edge research project are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will become CJRG leaders, receiving a competitive salary and a generous budget for research assistants and other costs directly incurred by the research group. Dependent on their qualifications, CJRG leaders at the University of Bremen can be temporarily granted the academic title of professor and be given the right to independently supervise doctoral theses. To facilitate their research output and to develop their didactic skills, the teaching load (in English or German) for successful candidates is two hours per week during each semester and begins in the second academic year after the appointment.

The University of Bremen is advertising – conditional to the release of budgetary funds – the following vacancy: Cooperative Junior Research Group Leader “Remote Sensing of Ice” Salary group TVL E14/15 (for three years with the option of an extension) reference number: A66/13 We are seeking an outstanding young scientist, having an excellent doctorate and publication record, to lead a new cooperative research group. During the past 25 years, the Institute of Environmental Physics (http://www.iup.uni-bremen.de ) in the faculty of Physics and Engineering of the University of Bremen, IUP-UB, has established itself, as an internationally recognized leader in the remote sensing of the Polar Regions. In addition successful research cluster in cryospheric science comprises researchers from the IUP-UB and the Climate Sciences Division of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, AWI (http://www.awi.de ). Current research foci address the use of measurements from instrumentation aboard satellite platforms to retrieve key atmospheric constituents (ozone, water vapour, aerosol polar stratospheric cloud and cloud) and surface parameters ( e.g. sea ice and snow cover, thickness and albedo). They aim to improve our understanding of the fundamental processes taking place in and above the cryosphere and the assessment of the impact of global climate change at high latitudes. The new junior cooperative research group will complement and enhance the existing competencies in sea ice remote sensing at the IUP-UB and land ice at AWI. Potential foci for the new research group embrace the quantification of radiative and biological processes in ice and snow, taking into account the role of the ocean and atmosphere. The overarching objectives, which are to evolve in collaboration with the AWI and IUP-UB researchers, are to test our current understanding of atmospheric and ocean circulation in climate models and assess the accuracy of the numerical prediction of weather and ice at high latitudes.

For further inquiries please contact Professor John P. Burrows and Professor Justus Notholt Institute of Environmental Physics and Remote Sensing IUP/IFE University of Bremen - FB1 Postfach 330440 28334 Bremen Germany Email burrows@iup.physik.uni-bremen.de or jnotholt@iup.physik.uni-bremen.de Tel: +49 421 21862100 or +49 421 21862190.

The successful applicant is expected to cooperate with research competencies within and outside the University of Bremen and to acquire additional third-party sponsored research funding. The selection procedures and approach taken to implement the junior research groups, which are envisaged to have duration of five years, are similar to those for the Emmy Noether junior research groups of the German Research Foundation (DFG). Requirements are: an excellent doctorate, outstanding publication record in peer-reviewed international journals or other comparable publications, and a minimum of one year postdoctoral experience. Candidates should ideally have gained some of their expertise while working abroad for several months during the doctoral or postdoctoral phase. Applications may normally only be submitted within five years of a candidate obtaining their doctorate: paternity and maternity leave being accounted for and exempted. If a doctorate has been attained at the University of Bremen, at least two years of postdoctoral research at another institution is normally required.

Junior research group leaders may be assigned up to 2.5 additional research positions and will receive funds for equipment, consumables and student assistants.

Please send your application by email. Applications must include: a CV a short statement of research achievements a five-year project plan. The project plan should address the following points: State of the art, own preliminary work, objectives, work program (including time table and cost projection) and project requirements (maximum 10 pages). three of your key publications as pdf files contact details of at least three referees The University of Bremen has received a number of awards for its gender and diversity policies and is aiming to increase the number of female researchers. Applications from female candidates and academics having a migration background are explicitly welcomed. Disabled persons with the same professional and personal qualifications will be given preference. Please send your application until August 15 (with reference number A66/13) to a66-13@fb1.uni-bremen.de




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