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[Met-jobs] PhD position at University of Bremen, Germany open

From Mathias Palm <>
Date Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:11:15 +0200

One 3-year Ph.D. position in: FTIR trace gas measurements on Spitsbergen 
Salary is according to the German federal employee scale TVL-13 (50%) and this 
position is limited to a term of 36 months. The position is open from Mai 2016.

Work content Ph.D. position: Measurements of atmospheric trace gases using FTIR 
spectroscopy on Spitsbergen.    
The Arctic warms faster than the rest of the world. This effect is only poorly 
understood, i.e. models do not reproduce this strong warming of the Arctic 
atmosphere. This effect is called the Arctic Amplification. The project AC3 
aims at filling the gaps in understanding the special dynamics of the Arctic, 
in particular to find the â??missing ingredientâ?? causing this enhanced 
In this position, Measurements of atmospheric trace gases on Spitsbergen in the 
high Arctic will be taken. The measurements will be interpreted in combination 
with other observations obtained at the same place.
The aim of this project to improve the understanding of the Arctic Atmosphere 
through a combination of different measurements of different atmospheric 
parameters and by exploiting synergies they offer.

M.Sc. degree or equivalent in physics, oceanography, meteorology, remote 
sensing, geophysics, mathematics or related fields.
Skills in scientific computer programming (e.g., Python, IDL, Matlab or 
similar) and a strong interest to work in the field of ground based remote 
sensing of the atmosphere.
The successful candidate is required to work in a team and to travel to 
Spitsbergen in order to perform measurements.

The Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP) provides a stimulating, 
international, and pleasant work environment and is strongly involved in the 
international climate and space science community. The focus of our work in 
environmental physics is the investigation of the atmosphere, the cryosphere, 
and the oceans of the earth. We have state-of-the art lab equipment, and high 
computational capacity, which is essential for the data processing of our 
projects. Many of our scientific projects are using external platforms like the 
research vessel "Polarstern", aircrafts, stratospheric balloons, and ground 
based stations all around the world, from the tropics to the poles.
As the University of Bremen intends to increase the proportion of female 
employees in science, women are particularly encouraged to apply. In case of 
equal personal aptitudes and qualification priority will be given to disabled 
persons. Applicants with a migrant background are particularly invited to 
apply. The position will remain open until filled. The application should 
include details of relevant qualifications and experience, CV, copies of 
transcripts, and names of at least two referees. 

Please send your application to:

Dr. Mathias Palm
University of Bremen
Institute of Environmental Physics
Otto-Hahn-Allee 1
28359 Bremen
phone: +49-421-218-62179
or by email (a combined pdf):
Please do not send original documents, your application will not be send back 
but discarded.
Further inquiries regarding the position may be directed to the same address.

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