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[Met-jobs] 1 postdoc/senior scientist and 2 doctoral researcher positions in cloud physics at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

From Corinna Hoose <>
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Date Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:59:40 +0200

Within the newly funded ERC Starting Grant project C2Phase (Closure of the Cloud Phase), the Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany invites applications for three open positions in the field of cloud physics:

(1) 5 year position for a postdoctoral researcher/senior scientist with significant previous experience in the field of remote sensing of cloud properties and analysis of large data. The task is to perform cluster analysis and case studies of satellite observations of cloud phase (liquid or ice) and convective cloud tracking and analysis. The person filling this position will be closely collaborating with DWD and KNMI. To build up this expertise in the group, further prolongation of the position beyond the C2Phase project period will be offered subject to satisfactory performance.

(2) 3 year position for a doctoral researcher with background in atmospheric science, physics, computer sciences, mathematics or related fields. The topic of this PhD thesis will be cloud regime clustering of weather and climate model data with an emphasis on the analysis of cloud glaciation.

(3) 3 year position for a doctoral researcher with background in atmospheric science or a related field, ideally with previous experience in numerical modelling. The topic of this PhD thesis will be high-resolution model sensitivity studies of the thermodynamic cloud phase and its susceptibility to various parameters for selected cloud types.

Please send applications for these position to Prof. Dr. Corinna Hoose (, including a letter of motivation, CV, copies of the relevant certificates, preferred starting date, and names of at minimum two referees.

We are looking for highly motivated, independent candidates. We offer a dynamic work environment at one of Germany's foremost research institutions for natural science and technology (read more at with attractive programs for young researchers ( and payment according to TV-L E 13 (100% for the postdoctoral position, 75% for the doctoral researcher positions). All positions are available from 1st April 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Review of applications for all positions will start on 1st December 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled.

For candidates for positions (2) and (3) from outside Germany, there is the possibility to apply for an Aspirant Grant ( to fund a 1-month stay at KIT prior to the decision for the doctoral researcher position. If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your application to Prof. Dr. Corinna Hoose ( already by 13th November 2016 and fill out the relevant parts of the Aspirant Grant form as well (

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

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 
Fax: +49 721 608-46101

E-mail: corinna.hoose∂

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