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[Met-jobs] PhD opportunity on the atmospheric mineral dust cycle at TROPOS (Leipzig, Germany)

From Kerstin Schepanski <>
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Date Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:40:01 +0000

Dear all,

the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research e.V. (TROPOS) in Leipzig (Germany) is seeking a


PhD student


to join the research team working on the atmospheric mineral dust cycle and mechanism controlling its interannual variability. The post is located in the Modelling Department of TROPOS.


The main task of the successful candidate will be on developing a time-variant dust emission scheme for an improved representation of dust emission from alluvial dust sources in dust models. For this, the candidate will analyze different data sets from satellite observations in order to understand the temporal variability in erodibility depending on precipitation that characterizes alluvial dust sources over North Africa. This will then be used improve the representation of alluvial dust sources in the atmosphere-dust model COSMO-MUSCAT. The position provides the exciting opportunity to work in a thematic field at the interface between remote sensing and numerical modeling as well as soil surface and the atmosphere.


Subject to funding, the open position is limited to three years. The salary level is according to the German public service regulation (65% TV-L 13). The position will start ideally on 1 February 2015 or soon thereafter.


Applicants should have a University Master degree in atmospheric physics, meteorology, physics or related environmental science discipline. The candidate should have a strong interest in environmental processes and in particular in processes at the interface soil surface - atmosphere. Fluent English in written and oral form is mandatory.


We are offering the possibility to work in an interdisciplinary team at a highly renowned atmospheric research institute, and in one of the most attractive cities in Germany.


Female researchers are especially encouraged to apply. Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, preference will be given to a disabled person.


Please send your application including your CV until 20.12.2014 to:

Dr. Kerstin Schepanski

Leibniz-Institute für Troposphärenforschung

Permoserstr. 15

04318 Leipzig



Best regards

Kerstin Schepanski

Dr. Kerstin Schepanski
Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS)
Permoser Str. 15
04318 Leipzig

phone: +49 (0)341 2717 7195

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