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[Met-jobs] Research Scientist Position at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:29:33 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

We are announcing a Research Scientist Position for the

Managing, Processing, Visualizing and Analyzing Commercial Microwave
Link Data for Line Integrated Precipitation Quantification and
Application in Hydrology

Job description: At KIT-Campus Alpin new techniques for precipitation
observation using commercial microwave communication links are
developed. With a new arrangement between KIT and its industry partner
Ericsson GmbH direct access to the necessary attenuation data for entire
Germany is now available. This increase of available data requires
sophisticated data management and data processing algorithms.

The research will focus on the exploitation of microwave link data for
precipitation observation and its application in hydrology. Within our
international team the applicant’s main tasks will be:

The evaluation of different data base concepts and the initialization of
a new data base for the increasing number of microwave link data sets
The development of a visualization and download tool for the data base
content The development of new data processing strategies The
application and evaluation of microwave link derived rainfall
information as input for hydrological models and -analyses.

To be able to handle the described tasks the applicant should have

A MSc. or PhD in physics, computer science, physical geography,
geo-informatics, environmental sciences, engineering, or a related field
Strong programming skills, preferably in Python
Experience with Linux (or similar UNIX-like operating systems)
Interest in environmental processes and problems
Good knowledge of English and German in written and oral form

The salary will be in accordance with the German /Tarifvertrag für den
Öffentlichen Dienst der Länder/ (TV-L), depending on the applicant’s degree.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Campus Alpin - Institute of Meteorology und Climate Research
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

2 years

Starting date:
1st of October 2014

For further information please contact Christian Chwala
( <>) or Prof.
Dr. Harald Kunstmann (
<>), Phone: +49 (0)8821 183208

Application deadline:
15th of July 2014

Please send your application including

a cover letter (motivation and research interests)
a curriculum vitae
all relevant certificates
and a list of publications

as PDF document to Verena Wedler (

Only complete applications from candidates who fit the outlined profile
will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until a
suitable candidate has been identified.

KIT strives to achieve gender balance at all levels of employment. We
therefore particularly encourage female candidates to apply for this
position. With appropriate qualifications, applications from persons
with handicaps will be treated with preference.

Prof. Dr. Harald Kunstmann
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Campus Alpin - Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-IFU)
Kreuzeckbahnstrasse 19
82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Chair for Regional Climate and Hydrology
University of Augsburg

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