PhD Studentships at the Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research, Germany

Open position for a PhD student (IMK-IFU01-08)
Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH is one of the largest natural science and engineering research institution in Europe. Our Atmospheric Environmental Research Division (IMK-IFU) of the Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research has a long tradition in atmospheric environmental research, with its main emphasis on studying the impact of anthropogenic activities on the interactions between atmosphere and biosphere, air quality, regional climate, and hydrology. Studies in these research fields are characterised by an interdisciplinary and integrated approach involving field measurements, process studies and numerical modelling. Results obtained in these research fields are used for defining reliable and efficient mitigation and adaptation strategies.

For numerical modelling tasks within the project “Verification of the turbulence parameterization and the description of the vertical structure of the marine atmospheric boundary layer in numerical simulation models for wind analysis and forecasts (VERITAS)” we offer a position for a PhD student for a three year term as soon as possible. We seek a person who is interested in numerical simulation strategies in atmospheric environmental research and who has a master (Diplom) degree preferably in meteorology, flow engineering, mathematics or physics. Experience in numerical modelling would be an advantage but is not required. The work will comprise running mesoscale numerical models and the evaluation of offshore turbulence data.

The remuneration will be in accordance to the German public service regulations (TVöD 13/2).

The position is open immediately. Please send as soon as possible (but not later than September 30, 2008) applications with the usual documents to the address below (preferably by e-mail), from where you can get also additional information.

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Stefan Emeis
Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research
- Atmospheric Environmental Research –
Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH
Kreuzeckbahnstr. 19
82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen

stefan.emeis[ at ]