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[Met-jobs] University of Cologne: 4 open PhD positions

From Sarah Henkel <>
Date Tue, 22 Dec 2015 11:47:35 +0100

The Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Cologne (IGMK) invites applications for several

Research Assistant positions (m/f) with the opportunity for graduation

starting as soon as possible with a weekly working time of minimum 25.88 hours (65% position). The initial contracts are limited until December 31, 2018 with the possibility of extension for up to 3 years. The salary is based on the German E13 TV-L scale if terms and conditions under collective bargaining law are fulfilled.

We offer a productive and interdisciplinary working atmosphere including comprehensive supervision and integration into the thriving Graduate School of Geosciences ( Details on the individual projects are given below.

(A) Water vapor variability and trends in the Arctic
(B) Characterization of the cloud conditions at Ny-Ålesund using sensor synergy and the representativeness of the observed clouds across Arctic sites
(C) Assessing the microphysics of Arctic atmospheric models using advanced remote sensing observations
(D) Clouds and Surface Coupling

The positions are related to the Collaborative Research Center TR172 ArctiC Amplification: Climate Relevant Atmospheric and SurfaCe Processes, and Feedback Mechanisms (AC)3, which was recently approved by the German Research Foundation for an initial four year period and will start January 1, 2016. Within the TR172, IGMK together with the collaboration partners (Universities of Leipzig and Bremen, TROPOS and Alfred Wegener Institute) aim to better observe, understand and model processes leading to Arctic amplification.
For detailed project descriptions please visit
Sarah Henkel

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