|From||Bodo Ahrens <Bodo.Ahrens@iau.uni-frankfurt.de>|
|Date||Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:58:18 +0200|
The Mesoscale Meteorology and Climate Research Group at the Institute for Atmospheric and Environmental Research at the Goethe Univ. Frankfurt invites applications for a PhD position “Snow in subseasonal-to-seasonal forecasting” (65%, 36 months) Land surface processes, esp. the relatively slow varying snow-cover and -amount, are sources of subseasonal-to-seasonal predictability. This PhD project shall investigate the impact of and optimize snow initialization in a seasonal forecasting system. The work will be done in strong cooperation with groups at Univ. Hamburg and Deutscher Wetterdienst and in the context of international research programs (WMO WGSIP SNOWGLACE & ILSTSS2S). Your tasks: • Perform skill attribution studies with seasonal forecasting data and models • Apply innovative analysis techniques to large datasets • Improve representation of snow in a seasonal forecasting system Your profile: • master’s or diploma degree in meteorology, physics, mathematics or a related field • very good written and oral communication skills in English • very good programming, numerical and mathematical skills will be an asset • ability to work in a multidisciplinary team Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany (TV-G-U E13, 65%). The position is open from October 1st, 2019 and will be limited to a period of 36 months. The Goethe University supports equal opportunity of men and women and therefore strongly invites women to apply. Equally qualified handicapped applicants will be given preference. The type of handicap should not prevent work needed to conduct the research. The duty station will be Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The employer is the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. Please send your application before August 15th, 2019 by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf document) and including a letter outlining your suitability for the position, a detailed CV, contact details of 2 references, and copies of relevant certificates to Andrea Radomilja Ruiz (RadomiljaRuiz@iau.uni-frankfurt.de). For scientific enquiries please contact Prof. B. Ahrens (see www.climtropy.de for contact address).
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