August 2015
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[Met-jobs] Postdoc position within the Transregional Collaborative Research Center “Waves to Weather”

From Corinna Hoose <>
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Date Fri, 7 Aug 2015 22:28:10 +0200

Our ability to predict the weather up to a week or more ahead saves our
societies billions of Euros annually and protects human life and property. The
great challenge today is to identify the limits of weather predictability in
different situations and produce the best forecasts that are physically

On July 1st 2015, the Transregional Collaborative Research Center “Waves to
Weather” (W2W; SFB/TRR165) was established to address these issues and to
deliver the underpinning science urgently needed to pave the way towards a new
generation of weather forecasting systems. The W2W consortium consists of:
- the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU, Munich)
- the Johannes Gutenberg-University (JGU, Mainz)
- the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), together with
- the Technische Universität München (TUM)
- the Heidelberg University, and
- the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR, Munich).

One more position has been added to the ongoing recruitment process:

* Postdoc position in Project B1 “Microphysical Uncertainties in Deep 
Convective Clouds and their
Implications for Data Assimilation" (Advisors: Dr. Bernhard Vogel and PD Dr. 
Michael Kunz, KIT; PI: Prof. Dr. Corinna Hoose)

The position is offered with a fixed-term employment contract until June 2019. 
The contract is time-limited
according to the Academic Fixed-Term Contract Law (WissZeitVG). The salary  
scale is TV-L E13. Employment in all positions shall begin as soon as possible.

Handicapped applicants will be given preference in case of equal suitability.
The W2W consortium strives to increase the proportion of women in research and
specifically encourages females to apply for these positions.

Reviewing of application will start on September 7, 2015 and continue until the 
position is filled. Please submit your application using the application tool 
of the W2W consortium (visit the website  for more information) and include the 
following components:
- CV
- letter of motivation
- research interests
- a record of studies
- master and bachelor certificates including a transcript of records
- doctoral experience
- the degree certificate
- contact information of two referees for letters of recommendation
- an English language certificate

The recruitement process for 15 PhD positions and 1 other Postdoc position in 
W2W is ongoing. Late applications for these can also be submitted 

For further information, please visit or contact Dr. Audine Laurian (

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research

Prof. Dr. Corinna Hoose
Professor of Theoretical Meteorology

Wolfgang-Gaede-Weg 1
Gebäude 30.23
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

Phone: +49 721 608-43587 or -23249
Fax: +49 721 608-46101

E-mail: corinna.hoose∂

KIT – University of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg and
National Research Center of the Helmholtz Association

Since 2010, the KIT has been certified as a family-friendly university.

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