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[Met-jobs] Cooperative Junior Research Group Leader Position at the University of Bremen (Germany)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Tue, 9 Jul 2013 08:31:37 +0000

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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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