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[Met-jobs] PhD position “Snow in S2S forecasting” / Goethe Univ. Frankfurt, Germany

From Bodo Ahrens <>
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 

For scientific enquiries please contact Prof. B. Ahrens (see 
for contact address).  

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