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[Met-jobs] Postdoc and doctoral researcher (PhD student) positions in cloud physics at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

From Corinna Hoose <>
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Date Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:52:56 +0100

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

A 3 year position for a postdoctoral researcher with previous experience in the field of remote sensing of cloud properties and analysis of large datasets. 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. In particular, it is planned to explore the suitability of products from passive satellite sensors (e.g. AVHRR, SEVIRI) for this task, and to use the observations for the evaluation of model simulations. The person filling this position will be closely collaborating with DWD and KNMI. An extension of this position is possible (subject to satisfactory performance).

A 3 year position for a doctoral researcher (PhD student) with background in meteorology, atmospheric science or a related field, ideally with previous experience in numerical modelling. The topic of this PhD thesis will be high-resolution model studies of the thermodynamic cloud phase, and its susceptibility to various parameters (e.g. concentrations of ice nucleating particles) for selected cloud types, and in how far sensitivities are observable from space. The model employed in this project will be ICON-LEM.
For candidates for this doctoral researcher position (or other projects in this group in the future) from outside Germany, there is the possibility to apply for an Aspirant Grant ( to fund a 1-month visit to KIT to get to know the group and the research environment.

We are looking for highly motivated, independent candidates. We offer a dynamic work environment at one of Germany's largest research institutions for atmospheric sciences (read more at with attractive programs for early-career researchers ( and payment according to TV-L E 13 (100% for the postdoctoral position, 75% for the doctoral researcher position). Both positions are available from 1st July 2017 (earlier or later starting dates can be negotiated).

Please send applications for these positions to Prof. Dr. Corinna Hoose (, including (in one pdf file) a letter of motivation, CV, certificates/transcripts of records, preferred starting date, and names of at minimum two referees.

Review of applications for the positions will start immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

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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