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[Met-jobs] SFB/TR172 (AC)³: PhD / Postdoc positions (University of Leipzig)

From Marlen Brückner <>
Date Tue, 14 Jan 2020 14:13:06 +0100

The Leipzig Institute for Meteorology (LIM), Germany, invites applications for

Three PhD Positions

(A)         Spatial and seasonal variability of cloud radiative forcing
(B)         Moist static energy transport variability
Forecast of Warm Air Intrusions and Cold Air Outbreaks using ECMWF        

Two Postdoc Positions
(D)          Characterization of Arctic mixed–phase clouds by airborne in–situ remote sensing
(E)          Remote sensing of Arctic clouds and sea ice
The positions are funded within the Transregional Collaborative Research Center TR172 on “ArctiC Amplification: Climate Relevant Atmospheric and SurfaCe Processes, and Feedback Mechanisms (AC)³” ( by the German Research Foundation  (DFG, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). Within the TR172, LIM together with the collaboration partners (Universities of Cologne and Bremen, TROPOS and Alfred Wegener Institute) aim to better observe, understand, and simulate processes leading to the current drastic climate changes in the Arctic.
Terms of employment
The PhD positions (A) – (C) (65% TV-L E13) are awarded for 3 years with possible extension to up to four years. The positions are open starting from January 2020. We offer a productive and interdisciplinary working group including comprehensive supervision and integration into the thriving Leipzig Graduate School on Clouds, Aerosol and Radiation (
The positions (D) – (E) (100% TV-L E13) are awarded for up to 4 years, they are also open starting from January 2020. We offer a productive and interdisciplinary working atmosphere including several possibilities for career development.
Details on the individual projects and qualification requirements are given in the attached pdf.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter describing background; a CV, training and research interests; certificates; and the contact information of two referees as a single PDF to Please clearly indicate which position(s) you apply for. Application deadline will be 15 February 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions have been filled.

Best regards,
Marlen Brückner

Dr. Marlen Brückner
Scientific Coordinator SFB/TR172
University of Leipzig
Leipzig Institute for Meteorology (LIM)
Stephanstr. 3
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-32877
Fax: +49 341 97-32899

Attachment: AC3_positions_phaseII_LIM.pdf
Description: Adobe PDF document

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