CEDAR email: Postdoc position - MLT Ionosphere/Thermosphere coupling

Jorge L. Chau (IAP) chau at iap-kborn.de
Mon Aug 31 09:05:57 MDT 2015

Dear Colleagues,

This is to let you know that the Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP) in Kühlungsborn, Germany, is now seeking applicants for a 2-year postdoc position in Experimental Atmospheric Physics.

Best regards,

Koki Chau

The Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics in Kühlungsborn (IAP) at the Rostock University invite applications for a
2-year term postdoctoral position on Experimental Atmospheric Physics
Such position is funded under the project  "The role of  MLT dynamics and mid and high latitudes on the Ionosphere/Thermosphere weather (DYNAMITE)", which is one of the projects under the DGF-SPP, called "Study of the Earth system dynamics with a constellation of potential field missions" (SPP 1788).  The salary is according to class EG 13 TV-L, Tarifgebiet Ost (100 %). Only candidates can be considered who fulfill the requirements for temporal contracts according to § 2 WissZeitVG.

The candidate's research activities should focus on experimental investigations of the mesosphere and lower thermosphere (MLT) region, in connection to both the lower atmosphere and the ionosphere. The successful candidate will be involved in the investigations of planetary waves, mean winds and tides, in the MLT region and their relation to thermospheric parameters as observed by SWARM and other satellite data, at mid and high latitudes. Besides radar, lidar and satellite data, the candidate is expected to work with simulations from special WACCM-X-TIMEGCM simulations. This is a fixed-term position available for 2 years, but future extension may be possible.
The candidate does not necessarily need to have previous experience in all the experimental methods that will be used, since this project involves mainly the use of existing and standard data from such methods. However, the candidate should have a background education in the field of atmospheric/space physics and experience in at least one of the following areas: signal processing, analysis of ground-based data, analysis of satellite-based data, or modeling skills. Good command of programming tools (e.g., Python, IDL, Fortran, C) is expected. An ability to pursue independent research and work as a member of a team is required, as well as good skills in writing science publications in international peer-reviewed journals.
The IAP offers an attractive working place near the Baltic Sea, with modern equipment, engagement in international research, participation in the professional pension system (VBL), and working conditions according to the tariff agreement on public services (TV-L). The salary is according to class EG 13 TV-L, Tarifgebiet Ost. The IAP supports a family-friendly human resource policy. It aims to increase participation of women where they are under-represented. Women are explicitly invited to apply. The IAP also aims to employ more handicapped persons.
Applications of female candidates are encouraged. In case of equal qualification, handicapped candidates are given preference.
The following documents:
	• Curriculum Vitae
	• List of publications
	• Short letter of intent (applicant's research interests and relevant experience)
	• Copies of undergraduate and Ph.D. degree certificates
	• Maximum five most important publications as three copies.
	• Two letter of recommendation from professional references.
should be submitted (preferably in a single PDF) referring to the code-number 2015-13 by October 15, 2015 to
Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Personalabteilung/Frau Kurreck
Schlossstr. 6
18225 Kühlungsborn
email: Angelika Kurreck ( kurreck at iap-kborn.de )
For further information, please contact
            Prof. Dr. Jorge Luis Chau
            Email: chau at iap-kborn.de

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