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

From Bodo Ahrens <>
Date Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:49:22 +0200

The Mesoscale Meteorology and Climate Research Group at the Institute for 
Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Department of Geosciences, at the 
Goethe University Frankfurt invites applications for a
PhD position "Snow in subseasonal-to-seasonal forecasting"
(E13 TV-G-U, 65%-part-time)

The position is open from 01.10.2019 and will be limited to a period of 36 
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 
•       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

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.
Themultilingual inhabitants. Due to Its location and infrastructure four 
capitals can be reached (Berlin, Brussels, Amsterdam or Paris) in less than 
four hours by train. In addition, it is located 15 min away from the second 
largest airport in Europe.
Please send your before 25.08.2019 by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf 
document) and including a letter outlining your suitability for the post, a 
detailed CV, contact details of 2 references and a copy of your diploma-thesis 
and/or other exams to Andrea Radomilja Ruiz 
( For scientific enquiries please contact 
Prof. B. Ahrens (see

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