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[Met-jobs] Research-associate position in atmospheric dynamics at the Goethe Universitaet Frankfurt

From Ulrich Achatz <>
Date Thu, 08 May 2014 16:07:26 +0200

In the research group Theory of Atmospheric Dynamics and Climate at the Institute of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences of the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-University Frankfurt there is a vacancy for a

Research Associate (Akademische/r Rat/Rätin auf Zeit)

The initial appointment will be for three years.

Applicants should hold a PhD in meteorology, physics, applied mathematics, fluid dynamics, astronomy or a related field. Expected is a strong background in theory and/or modeling and a capability for research in atmosphere dynamics. Desirable would be experience in the theory of stochastic dynamical systems and/or with large fluid-dynamical codes. The specific research field shall be theory and modelling of stochastic/deterministic mesoscale and sub-mesoscale wave dynamics and its interaction with larger-scale systems. The ultimate objective is the improvement of the description of gravity waves in weather and climate models.

The post offers the opportunity for further scientific qualification within the German system (Habilitation). Within this framework a modest participation in teaching in the meteorology program and in attracting external funding is expected. The research activity is to be embedded both in a national research initiative (DFG research unit) on the multi-scale dynamics of gravity waves, and in the corresponding international scientific community.

Some information on the research group can be found under Its focus is on scale interactions in atmosphere dynamics, with applications to large-scale low-frequency variability and to gravity-wave dynamics. Middle-atmosphere dynamics is another field of work. Techniques used include multi-scale asymptotics, stochastic methods, and numerical simulation. Inquiries should be addressed to Prof. Dr. Ulrich Achatz (

Applications with the usual documents (CV, diplomas, and a list of publications) should be sent by June 15, 2014 to Prof. Dr. Ulrich Achatz, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Institut für Atmosphäre und Umwelt, Altenhöferallee 1, 60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Applications will be considered beyond this date until the post has been filled.


Ulrich Achatz
Professor, Theory of Atmospheric Dynamics and Climate
Institut fuer Atmosphaere und Umwelt
Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt
Altenhoeferallee 1
60438 Frankfurt am Main

Tel: +49-69-798-40243
Fax: +49-69-798-40264


Prof. Dr. Ulrich Achatz
Theorie der Atmosphärischen Dynamik und des Klimas
Institut für Atmosphäre und Umwelt
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Altenhöferallee 1
60438 Frankfurt am Main

Tel: 069-798-40243
Fax: 069-798-40264

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