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[Met-jobs] PhD on aviation impact on cirrus, University of Leipzig

From Johannes Quaas <>
Date Mon, 21 Oct 2019 10:13:50 -0400

Air traffic is an important anthropogenic driver of climate change. In this regard, a key uncertainty is how the emitted aerosols change natural clouds.

The new EU Horizon 2020 collaborative project “Advancing the Science for Aviation and ClimAte” (ACACIA) is a joint project that unites expertise of the 11 European institutes and Universities. The University of Leipzig contributes expertise in atmospheric modelling and satellite observations of aerosol-cloud interactions.

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

PhD position (75% TvL E13) for three years, starting 1 March 2020


Analysing the response of cirrus clouds to aviation aerosol emissions. Performing simulations with the cloud-resolving ICON model for specific situations, sensitivity studies. Analysis of new satellite observations of cirrus cloud properties in synergy with the model results. Active collaboration in the ACACIA network, the Leipzig aerosol-cloud research, and the international research community.


Master in Meteorology or related field. Programming skills (Linux, Fortran, Python). Knowledge in cloud physics. Experience with atmospheric modelling or remote sensing is of advantage.

Please send your application including a detailed CV until 31 October 2019 to

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