February 2019
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[Met-jobs] Two PhD studentships in aerosol remote sensing at Leipzig University

From "Matthias Tesche" <>
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Date Thu, 7 Feb 2019 13:45:01 +0100

The Leipzig Institute for Meteorology at Leipzig University, Germany, offers two fully funded three-year PhD studentships starting on 1 June 2019.

The positions will be within the project PACIFIC funded by the German Academic Exchange Service’s Make Our Planet Great Again - German Research Initiative (

You will develop methodologies for the retrieval of concentrations of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) and ice nucleating particles (INP) from spaceborne lidar measurements. This novel information will be used to investigate the effects of changes in aerosol concentration on the properties of clouds.

Applicants should have a completed Master’s degree in meteorology, atmospheric sciences, physics or related fields at the start date of the announced positions. The work will include scientific programming, e.g. using MatLab, Python, or IDL, the presentation of research findings at international conferences and workshops, and the publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Proficiency in English (oral and written) is mandatory. The salary level will be according to the German public service regulation (TV-L 13, 75%).

To apply for this position, please send your application including a cover letter that outlines your motivation, background and training, a CV, and contact details of up to two references as a single pdf file to Dr Matthias Tesche ( by 28 February 2019. Please also use this contact for informal inquiries.




Dr Matthias Tesche

phone: +49 (0)341 97 36660


Leipzig Institute for Meteorology (LIM)

Leipzig University

Stephanstrasse 3

04103 Leipzig



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