[ES_JOBS_NET] PhD Position at Goethe University Frankfurt studying mixed-phase clouds

Anna Possner apossner at carnegiescience.edu
Thu Nov 1 17:03:02 MDT 2018

We have an open PhD position for three years starting as of April 1st,

*Project goal:* We use a range of tools, from high-resolution large-eddy
simulations, to global analyses of satellite records, to determine and
quantify the driving factors governing cloud-radiative properties over the
world´s oceans. This particular project will focus on understanding the
organisation of mixed-phase clouds (clouds containing a mixture of water
and ice) over the oceans using satellite records of the past decade
together with historical climate data. Mixed-phase clouds stretch over
hundreds of kilometers and have been shown to impact the regional climate
in the Arctic and Southern Ocean. Their behavior may also influence
larger-scale circulation patterns in the atmosphere.

*Tasks:* This position will involve working with Dr. Anna Possner at the
Institute for Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at the Campus
Riedberg. The successful candidate will play a major role in shaping the
scientific questions together with Dr. Possner. They will further be
required to plan and execute the necessary computational and statistical
analyses. Publication of the results in peer-reviewed scientific journals
and presentations at international conferences are expected. Further funds
for professional development are also available. There are no teaching
obligations with this position.

*Requirements:* A scientific degree with above average grades in Physics,
Environmental Sciences, Computational Sciences, Statistics, or other
related disciplines is required. A demonstrated record of scientific
curiosity, self-motivated thinking, technical ability and/or communication
skills are valued as much as disciplinary knowledge. The position will
require extensive shell scripting, analyses in Python, and graphical
presentation of the results. Strong communication skills in English (oral
and written) are desired. Computational skills will be required for this
position. Pre-existing knowledge in remote sensing, or cloud physics is
desirable, but not required.

Interested, or want to know more? Then please send your application
including CV, cover letter and, if applicable, list of publications *by
December 1**st**, 2018* as one PDF to Dr. Anna Possner,
apossner at carnegiescience.edu. For informal inquiries please contact Dr.
Anna Possner.

Goethe University is in strong support of gender equality and in particular
encourages women to apply for this post. Preference will be given to
equally qualified people with disabilities.
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