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[Met-jobs] University Assistant in Boundary Layer Dynamics

From "Rotach, Mathias" <>
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Date Mon, 8 Jun 2015 11:37:18 +0000

The Institute of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences (formerly Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics) Dynamic Meteorology group, at the University of Innsbruck seeks a

University Assistant / Postdoc

Boundary Layer Dynamics


The successful candidate will be expected to actively contribute to current and future research projects by leading experimental activities as well as theoretical/conceptual analysis in the area of boundary layer dynamics in complex terrain. In coordination with the group head (Mathias Rotach), s/he will also be encouraged to develop her/his own research activities within the general field of activities of the group. The main focus of the position will be the continuation of a boundary layer research infrastructure in complex terrain (so-called i-Box), further development of post-processing approaches and tools and further progress in our understanding of turbulent exchange processes in complex terrain.  Regular duties will include teaching at undergraduate (B.Sc.) and/or graduate (M.Sc.) levels as well as research training for PhD students in the group. In certain job specification systems the job description corresponds to an assistant professor level without tenure track. Candidates with strong background in the experimental exploration of boundary layer processes are especially encouraged to apply.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS: A Ph.D. in meteorology, atmospheric science or a related field; experience in experimental methods for boundary layer meteorology advantageous; knowledge and experience in scientific programming, background in atmospheric processes in complex terrain, experience in project management and field activities; experience and/or interest in university level teaching; strong verbal and written communication skills, and good knowledge of the English language are required (knowledge of German is welcome but not required). Independence, strong problem-solving skills, and an ability to work efficiently as part of a team are essential.

SALARY: Salary is determined by the salary system of the University of Innsbruck and can be commensurate with professional qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. In addition the rules of the Austrian employment law apply.

LENGTH OF CONTRACT: The position is offered for 4 years, starting not before September 15 2015.

HOW TO APPLY: Written Applications (cover letter with a concise description of research experience and objectives, CV, and the names and contact information of three referees) should be submitted to ‘Posteinlaufstelle der Zentralen Dienste der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck’, Innrain 52, A-6020 Innsbruck. Please make the job reference (‘Chiffre’ GEO-8451) visible on the outside of the envelope.  Applications received before June 30 2015 will receive full consideration.

The University of Innsbruck aims at increasing the proportion of women on its faculty, and therefore applications by qualified women are especially encouraged.

For further information, please, contact: Mathias Rotach, mathias.rotach <<..>>




Prof. Dr. Mathias Rotach

University of Innsbruck

Institute of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences

Innrain 52

A-6020 Innsbruck

+43 (0)512 507 54452

e-mail: mathias.rotach<at>


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