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[Met-jobs] PhD on volcanoes and clouds at University of Leipzig

From Johannes Quaas <johannes.quaas@uni-leipzig.de>
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Date Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:22:18 +0100

A key uncertainty in climate change research is the lack of detailed understanding and quantification of the effective radiative forcing by aerosol-cloud interactions. Observing the response of clouds, precipitation and radiation after volcanic eruptions from satellites is emerging as a key idea towards a better understanding.

The research unit "Volimpact" studies the climate impact of volcanic eruptions across disciplines. In this context, the project "VolCloud" addresses the problem of the response of clouds, at the University of Leipzig and at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology.

The Institute for Meteorology, University of Leipzig thus seeks an excellent candidate for a

PhD position (75% TvL E13) for three years, starting 1 March 2019


Responsibilities:

Analysing the response of clouds, precipitation and radiation to volcanic eruptions in satellite observations. Performing simulations with the cloud-resolving ICON model for specific volcanoes, sensitivity studies. Active collaboration in the VolImpact network, the Leipzig aerosol-cloud research, and the international research community.

Requirements:

Master in Meteorology or related field. Programming skills (Linux, Fortran, Visualisation software such as python, R, NCL). Knowledge in cloud-, aerosol- and radiation physics, and ideally atmospheric modelling.


Please send your application  including a detailed CV until 31 January 2019 to johannes.quaas@uni-leipzig.de.


Further information:

E-mail to johannes.quaas@uni-leipzig.de

http://home.uni-leipzig.de/quaas
http://research.uni-leipzig.de/climate
https://www.physgeo.uni-leipzig.de/en/news/details/news-id/6745/


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