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[Met-jobs] PhD Position at the Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos & World Radiation Center, PMOD/WRC, (Switzerland)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Thu, 21 Jan 2016 20:34:01 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Dear all,

There is a PhD position in solar radiometry available at the
Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos and World Radiation
Center, PMOD/WRC, Switzerland:

PMOD/WRC is curently seeking a candidate for a PhD project funded by the
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF). The project goals are to
understand and correct the absorptivity changes of our solar radiometers
in space and to develop a new absorptive black coating with ideal
optical, thermal, mechanical, and electrical properties, as well as good
applicability to radiometric sensors.

Total Solar Irradiance (TSI) is an Essential Climate Variable (ECV). It
is continuously monitored with dedicated solar radiometers flying on
different spacecraft. In order to detect and quanitify the secular
changes in the TSI the highest level of accuracy and stability is
required for these measurements. Over the past decade significant
improvements have been made to the thermal and optical design of TSI
radiometers, leaving sensor absorptance and degradation as the largest
contribution to the measurement uncertainty.

PMOD/WRC is a world leading institute in the field of solar radiometry.
We calibrate and operate radiometers on the ground and in space. We aim
at flying an improved version of our DARA radiometer on the ESA PROBA-3
mission, wich is to be launched in 2018 or 19. The successful candiate
will be closely involved with the development of the DARA radiometer for
PROBA-3. The successful applicant will work at PMOD/WRC in Davos Dorf,
Switzerland. Regular visits to University of Zurich will be required.
The position is open as of 1 November 2015. The project is currently
funded for 3 years. Applicants who hold a master in physics or a related
field are invited to send their resume to Dr. Wolfgang Finsterle


Best regards,
Benjamin Walter

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