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[Met-jobs] Atmospheric Scientist half-time / PhD-positon

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Augsburg University and German Aerospace Center


The Institute of Physics at the Augsburg University (Professorship for Atmospheric Remote Sensing; Prof. Dr. Michael Bittner) and in cooperation with the German Aerospace Center (DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen) is offering from October 1, 2017 a position for


graduation (PhD) or a scientist (half-time)

(Payment by salary group 13 TV-L / 50%)



The position will be limited until 09/30/2020.


Background: The impact of climate change is associated with great uncertainties, particularly in the Alps. According to the International Commission for the Protection of the Alps, climate change is twice as strong as on the global average. Therefore, research on the causes, consequences and risks of greenhouse gas emissions, extreme heat, precipitation or air pollution is very important. The aim of AlpClimNet (Alpine Climate Protection Network) is to support climate protection measures through improved monitoring, analysis and assessment of environmental and climate data.


The position is within the project AlpClimNet funded by the Bavarian State Chancellery in the framework of ARGE ALP (Committee of the Alpine regions). The work will be carried out in close cooperation with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Virtual Alpine Observatory (VAO). The VAO is a federation of Alpine research stations and part of the Alpine Convention to intensify climate research in the Alpine region across borders.


The position comprises the following tasks:


·        Development of an analysis method to examine changes and correlations in climate and environmental data in the Alpine region

·        Research on the variability of climate parameters

·        Assessment of relevant measurements throughout the Alps comprising in-situ, satellite and model data.

·        Integration of relevant and available climate data from various monitoring stations in the Alps into the Alpine Environmental Data Analysis Center as part of the Virtual Alpine Observatory

·        Documentation and presentation of research results in the context of project reports, international presentations and scientific publications.



Candidates should have a university degree (Master) in physics, meteorology, geography or adjacent natural or engineering sciences with above average grades.


The candidate should show great interest in the scientific challenges of the atmospheric climate change and mountain environments. Furthermore, programming skills in a high level language as well as good English skills in speaking and writing are required. Skills in numerical modeling and statistics are desirable. Flexibility and reliability as well as an independent and result-oriented approach and team skills are required.


The required qualification shall be demonstrated in the application documents by the relevant certificates.


The results can be used for the purpose of graduation (PhD).


The Augsburg University is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. Disabled applicants will be given preference in case of equal suitability, competence and professional performance.


Applications with the usual documents (CV, certificates, documents, presentation of scientific career, list of publications, list of courses, etc.) and a brief description of the suitability of the above job profile please send (by post and / or e-mail ) until the September 15, 2017



Prof. Dr. Michael Bittner

Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät

Universität Augsburg

Universitätsstraße 1, 86135 Augsburg



Prof. Dr. Michael Bittner

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.

Deutsches Fernerkundungsdatenzentrum

Abteilung Atmosphäre


Münchener Straße 20

82234 Weßling






Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)

Earth Observation Center | Deutsches Fernerkundungsdatenzentrum | Abteilung Atmosphäre | Oberpfaffenhofen | 82234 Weßling


Universität Augsburg

Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät | Institut für Physik | Universitätsstr. 1 | 86135 Augsburg


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Bittner | Abteilungsleiter, Professor für Atmosphärenfernerkundung

Telefon 08153 28-1379 | Mobil 0172 2110696 | Telefax 08153 28-1363

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