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[Met-jobs] 2 postdoc positions in cloud physics at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

From Corinna Hoose <corinna.hoose@kit.edu>
To <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Mon, 23 Nov 2015 16:44:05 +0100

The Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany invites applications for two positions for postdoctoral researchers in the field of numerical cloud physics:

(1) Within the newly established DFG Transregional Collaborative Research Centre "Waves 2 Weather" ( www.uni-muenchen.de/wavestoweather/), 1 postdoctoral researcher in the project "Microphysical Uncertainties in Deep Convective Clouds and their Implications for Data Assimilation (B1)". The position is available until June 2019, starting as soon as possible. The successful candidate will conduct hindcast simulations of selected severe convective events, with a systematic variation of the most important microphysical parameters and initial conditions to span an ensemble. The aim of this project is to assess the sensitivity of convective cloud properties (cloud phase, hail, ...) to perturbations under real conditions, constrained by observations from different networks (radar, satellite, surface stations). In these simulations, it is expected that dynamical as well as microphysical feedbacks complicate the effects of microphysical perturbations on macrophysical cloud properties. The tool for this project will be the COSMO model, which will be employed in convection-resolving grid spacing and in different setups, including versions with a double-moment cloud scheme and parameterizations of aerosol-cloud interactions within COSMO-ART. Please send applications for this position to Dr. Michael Kunz (kunz@kit.edu), Dr. Bernhard Vogel (bernhard.vogel@kit.edu) and Prof. Dr. Corinna Hoose (corinna.hoose@kit.edu).

(2) Within the BMBF-funded research initiative "High Definition Clouds and Precipitation for Climate Prediction" (http://www.hdcp2.eu/), 1 postdoctoral researcher in the subproject "Response of Mixed-Phase Clouds to Aerosol Perturbations". This position will be available from 1 April 2016 for 3 years, subject to final funding approval. The successful candidate will evaluate ice nucleation processes and thermodynamic phase distributions in large-domain simulations with the ICON-LES model and test alternative microphysical parameterizations for this model. Please send expressions of interest for this position to Prof. Dr. Corinna Hoose (corinna.hoose@kit.edu).

We are looking for highly motivated, independent candidates, ideally with previous experience in atmospheric modelling. We offer a dynamic work environment at one of Germany's foremost research institutions for natural science and technology (read more at http://www.kit.edu) with attractive programs for young researchers (http://www.khys.kit.edu) and payment according to TV-L 13. 

Review of applications for both positions is ongoing and will continue until the positions are filled.

I'm happy to answer any questions related to these openings.
Best regards,
Corinna Hoose

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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.edu
Web: www.imk-tro.kit.edu/14_1794.php

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National Research Center of the Helmholtz Association

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