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[Met-jobs] PostDoc on atmospheric dust modeling in Leipzig, Germany

From Kerstin Schepanski <>
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Date Wed, 17 Jun 2015 12:34:12 +0000

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


Postdoctoral scientist (PostDoc)

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

The position is linked to the BMBF-Project titled "From the Last Interglacial to the Anthropocene: Modeling a Complete Glacial Cycle" (PalMod), which aims at simulating the climate from the peak of the last interglacial up to the present using comprehensive Earth System Models.

We seek a highly motivated early-career post-doctoral researcher to work with atmospheric models representing different scales, namely the meso-scale atmosphere-aerosol model "COSMO-MUSCAT" and the global-scale atmosphere-aerosol model "ECHAM-HAMMOZ". The main task will be to perform simulations of the dust life-cycle in regions with glaciogenic dust sources and advance the currently used model system with regard to the representation of the dust life-cycle in meso-scale and global-scale models.

The candidate should be willing to present the results at international conferences and to publish in peer-review journals. Fluent English in written and oral form is mandatory.

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

Applicants will have a PhD in atmospheric physics, meteorology, physics or related environmental science disciplines and ideally have a strong background in atmospheric modelling and model development. Interest on the atmospheric mineral dust cycle is an advantage.

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. The position does not provide the opportunity for part time.

Please send your application including a letter of motivation, CV, transcripts and contacts of 3 references until 19.07.2015 per email to:

Dr. 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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