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10 Stellenausschreibungen: Department of Meteorology and Geophysics - Uni Wien

19.12.2019
  1. 10239Senior Scientist at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics 
    (“convection-permitting regional numerical weather prediction (NWP)”)
     
  2. University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics
    ("The impact and potential impact of observations in convective-scale numerical weather prediction (NWP)")
     
  3. University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics
    ("(Sampling errors and localization in convective-scale data assimilation")
     
  4. University Assistant (prae doc) at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics
    (“Satellite data assimilation for convective-scale numerical weather prediction (NWP)”)
     
  5. Senior Scientist at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics
    (“Atmospheric transport modelling (FLEXPART model developer)”)
     
  6. University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics
    (“Inverse Modelling”)
     
  7. University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics
    (“Atmospheric transport processes”)
     
  8. University Assistant (prae doc) at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics
    (“Transport of energy and moisture in the atmosphere”)
     
  9. University Assistant (prae doc) at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics
    (“Inverse Modelling”)
     
  10. University Assistant (prae doc) at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics
    (“Turbulent tracer dispersion in Lagrangian models”)

The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.02.2020 of a

Senior Scientist
at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics 
(Reference number: 10240)

We offer a university senior scientist position on “convection-permitting regional numerical weather prediction (NWP)”. The position will be embedded in the new research group of Prof. Martin Weissmann on convective-scale NWP with particular focus on data assimilation and ensemble methods.

The starting date can be as early as 1 February 2020. The position is initially limited to an employment duration of 3 years with a transition to a permanent position possible through mutual agreement from both sides.

The Department of Meteorology and Geophysics has recently filled two professorship positions (Andreas Stohl and Martin Weissmann, both starting in the beginning of 2020) and is currently in the process of filling a third professorship. This will create an exciting international working environment for many new scientists, large potential for collaboration, and the opportunity for strong personal development.

We seek an outstanding candidate to work in the new research group of M. Weissmann that currently includes the following research topics:

  • Assimilation of new observation types (e.g. cloud-affected satellite radiances, Aeolus satellite winds, radar reflectivity);
  • Ensemble methods (e.g. ensemble sensitivity and diagnostics, error and covariance modelling)
  • Convective-scale NWP for renewable energy production;

Candidates are requested to propose a research agenda that complements the research profile of the group and links to at least one of the topics mentioned above.

Besides research, you are expected to participate in teaching and the supervision of students. Financial support is available for attending international meetings and visiting international research partners in e.g. the U.S., Germany, Australia or Japan.

Duration of employment: 3 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Participation in research, teaching and administration:

  • Maintenance of modelling and data assimilation infrastructure of the group;
  • Scientific and technical support of group members;
  • Research that complements the activities of the group;
  • Contributions to project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding;
  • Scientific publications and presentations;
  • Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement;
  • Supervision of students;
  • Full involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration.

Profile:

  • Doctoral / PhD degree in meteorology, physics or related subject;
  • Good communication skills and ability to work in a team;
  • Profound experience in programming;
  • Profound experience in numerical modelling;
  • Proven ability to publish in highly ranked international journals;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.

Furthermore, the following skills/expertise will be an asset:

  • Experience in external fundraising;
  • Experience in teaching;
  • Expertise in data assimilation;
  • Knowledge of academic processes and structures.

Your application should be a single PDF file that includes:

  • A letter of motivation;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A description of research interests and plans;
  • A list of publications and presentations;
  • Contact information of two references;
  • Degree certificates.

Research fields:

  • Main research field: Meteorology, Climatology
  • Special research fields: Meteorology 
  • Importance: SHOULD

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 15.01.2020, mentioning reference number 10240.

For further information please contact jobcenter@univie.ac.at.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 10240
E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at
Privacy Policy of the University of Vienna


The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.02.2020 of a

University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics
(Reference number: 10239)

We offer a university assistant/post-doc research position on “The impact and potential impact of observations in convective-scale numerical weather prediction (NWP)”. The position will be embedded in the new research group of Prof. Martin Weissmann on convective-scale NWP with particular focus on data assimilation and ensemble methods. The starting date can be as early as 1 February 2020 and the duration is for 6 years.

The Department of Meteorology and Geophysics has recently filled two professorship positions (Andreas Stohl and Martin Weissmann, both starting in the beginning of 2020) and is currently in the process of filling a third professorship. This will create an exciting international working environment for many new scientists, large potential for collaboration, and the opportunity for strong personal development.

Current regional convection-permitting NWP systems only use a small fraction of the available information from observations for data assimilation. Thus, it is essential to investigate the impact of assimilated observations and estimate the impact of potential additional observations on the forecast quality of regional NWP models. For this purpose, ensemble-based methods have been developed over the past years. The post-doc shall refine these methods and use them to estimate the impact and potential impact of observations in convective-scale NWP based on the first convection-permitting 1000-member ensemble simulation that was recently conducted on the K-computer in cooperation with the research group of Dr. Takemasa Miyoshi at RIKEN in Kobe.

Besides research, you are expected to participate in teaching and the supervision of students. Financial support is available for attending international meetings and visiting international research partners in e.g. the U.S., Germany, Australia or Japan.

Duration of employment: 6 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Participation in research, teaching and administration:
• Research on the impact and potential impact of observations in convective-scale NWP;
• Development of further research projects;
• Contributions to project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding;
• Scientific publications and presentations;
• Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement;
• Scientific and technical support of group members;
• Supervision of students;
• Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration

Profile:
• Doctoral / PhD degree in meteorology, physics or related subject;
• Good communication skills and ability to work in a team;
• Programming experience;
• Numerical modelling experience;
• Excellent command of written and spoken English

Furthermore, experience in data assimilation is an asset.

Your application should be a single PDF file that includes:
• A letter of motivation
• An academic curriculum vitae
• A description of research interests
• A list of publications and presentations
• A list of courses given
• A list of talks given
• Contact information of two references
• Degree certificates.

Research fields:

  • Main research field: Meteorology, Climatology
  • Special research fields: Meteorology 
  • Importance: SHOULD

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 15.01.2020, mentioning reference number 10239.

For further information please contact jobcenter@univie.ac.at.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 10239
E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at
Privacy Policy of the University of Vienna


The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.02.2020 of a

University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics
(Reference number: 10230)

We offer a university assistant/post-doc research position on “Sampling errors and localization in convective-scale data assimilation”. The position will be embedded in the new research group of Prof. Martin Weissmann on convective-scale NWP with particular focus on data assimilation and ensemble methods. The starting date can be as early as 1 February 2020 and the duration is for 6 years.

The Department of Meteorology and Geophysics has recently filled two professorship positions (Andreas Stohl and Martin Weissmann, both starting in the beginning of 2020) and is currently in the process of filling a third professorship. This will create an exciting international working environment for many new scientists, large potential for collaboration, and the opportunity for strong personal development.

Data assimilation aims at making an optimal estimate of the atmospheric state for the initialization of numerical weather prediction (NWP) models through combining the latest available forecast with observations. For this purpose, accurate estimates of forecast errors and their spatial covariances are of utmost importance. The introduction of ensemble approaches for estimating forecast errors and their covariances led to significant advances of NWP in recent years, but the number of ensemble members is usually much smaller than the degrees of freedom of the model leading to spurious correlations and the need for spatial localization of covariances. The post-doc shall develop novel approaches for the correction of sampling errors and covariance localization based on the first convection-permitting 1000-member ensemble simulation that was recently conducted on the K-computer in cooperation with the research group of Dr. Takemasa Miyoshi at RIKEN in Kobe.

Besides research, you are expected to participate in teaching and the supervision of students. Financial support is available for attending international meetings and visiting international research partners in e.g. the U.S., Germany, Australia or Japan.

Duration of employment: 6 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Participation in research, teaching and administration:
• Research on novel approaches for the correction of sampling errors and covariance localization for convective-scale data assimilation;
• Development of further research projects;
• Contributions to project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding;
• Scientific publications and presentations;
• Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement;
• Scientific and technical support of group members;
• Supervision of students;
• Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration.

Profile:
• Doctoral / PhD degree in meteorology, physics or related subject;
• Good communication skills and ability to work in a team;
• Programming experience;
• Numerical modelling experience;
• Data assimilation experience;
• Excellent command of written and spoken English.

Your application should be a single PDF file that includes:
• A letter of motivation
• An academic curriculum vitae
• A description of research interests
• A list of publications and presentations
• A list of courses given
• A list of talks given
• Contact information of two references
• Degree certificates.

Research fields:

  • Main research field: Meteorology, Climatology
  • Special research fields: Meteorology 
  • Importance: SHOULD

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 06.01.2020, mentioning reference number 10230.

For further information please contact jobcenter@univie.ac.at.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 10230
E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at
Privacy Policy of the University of Vienna


The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.02.2020 of a

University Assistant (prae doc)
at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics
(Reference number: 10229)

We offer a PhD (“Prae-Doctoral”) position on “Satellite data assimilation for convective-scale numerical weather prediction (NWP)”. The position will be embedded in the new research group of Prof. Martin Weissmann on convective-scale NWP with particular focus on data assimilation and ensemble methods. The starting date can be as early as 1 February 2020 and the duration is for 4 years.

The Department of Meteorology and Geophysics has recently filled two professorship positions (Andreas Stohl and Martin Weissmann, both starting in the beginning of 2020) and is currently in the process of filling a third professorship. This will create an exciting international working environment for many new scientists, large potential for collaboration, and the opportunity for strong personal development.

Cloud-affected satellite observations are a promising source of information as they constitute the first area-wide observable signal of atmospheric convection and provide information on particularly sensitive areas. However, these observations are not yet assimilated in operational convection-permitting regional NWP models. The project shall investigate different approaches for the assimilation of this new observation type using in an idealized modelling environment based on the WRF model coupled with the DART assimilation system.

Besides research, you are expected to participate in teaching and the supervision of students. Financial support is available for attending international meetings and visiting international research partners in e.g. the U.S., Germany, Australia or Japan.

Duration of employment: 4 year/s

Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Participation in research, teaching and administration:
• Research in satellite data assimilation and NWP;
• Scientific publications and presentations;
• Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement;
• We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months.

Profile:
• MSc or Diploma degree in meteorology, physics or related subject;
• Good communication skills and ability to work in a team;
• Programming experience;
• Excellent command of written and spoken English

Furthermore, experience in numerical modelling and / or data assimilation is an asset.

Your application should be a single PDF file that includes:
• A letter of motivation
• A curriculum vitae including research experience
• A list of publications and presentations, as well as evidence of teaching experience (if available)
• Contact information of two references
• Degree certificates.

Research fields:

  • Main research field: Meteorology, Climatology
  • Special research fields: Meteorology 
  • Importance: SHOULD

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 15.01.2020, mentioning reference number 10229.

For further information please contact jobcenter@univie.ac.at.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 10229
E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at
Privacy Policy of the University of Vienna


The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.03.2020 of a

Senior Scientist
at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics
(Reference number: 10243)

We offer a university senior scientist position for an atmospheric transport model developer. The position will be embedded in the new research group of Prof. Andreas Stohl on atmospheric transport modelling.

The starting date can be as early as 1 March 2020. The position is initially limited to an employment duration of 3 years with a transition to a permanent position possible through mutual agreement from both sides.

The Department of Meteorology and Geophysics has recently filled two professorship positions (Andreas Stohl and Martin Weissmann, both starting in the beginning of 2020) and is currently in the process of filling a third professorship. This will create an exciting international working environment for many new scientists, large potential for collaboration, and the opportunity for strong personal development.

We seek an outstanding candidate to work in the new research group of A. Stohl. The group will further develop the Lagrangian particle dispersion model FLEXPART (see www.flexpart.eu) and use it as its main working tool for a large range of applications, such as atmospheric energy and moisture transport, pollution transport, or inverse modelling of greenhouse gases. The senior scientist shall be the future focal point of FLEXPART development, including code development, code review, release of new FLEXPART versions and scientific publications describing the model. The senior scientist shall also develop his/her own research using the FLEXPART model, and shall contribute to the research of others in the group.

Candidates are requested to propose a research agenda based on FLEXPART. Candidates are also invited to sketch their ideas for future FLEXPART development, which can include the long-term possibility of re-coding large parts of the model.

Besides research, the successful candidate is also expected to participate in teaching and the supervision of students. Financial support is available for attending international meetings and visiting international research partners.

Duration of employment: 3 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Participation in research, teaching and administration:
• Maintenance and development of the FLEXPART Lagrangian particle dispersion model;
• Research that complements the activities of the group;
• Contributions to project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding;
• Scientific publications and presentations;
• Scientific and technical support of group members;
• Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement;
• Supervision of students;
• Full involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration.

Profile:
• Doctoral / PhD degree in meteorology, physics or related subject;
• Good communication skills and ability to work in a team;
• Profound experience in programming, ideally with Fortran;
• Profound experience in numerical modelling;
• Proven ability to publish in highly ranked international journals;
• Excellent command of written and spoken English.

Furthermore, the following skills/expertise will be an asset:
• Experience with developing and/or using FLEXPART or another Lagrangian atmospheric transport model;
• Experience in external fundraising;
• Experience in teaching.

Your application should be a single PDF file that includes:
• A letter of motivation;
• A curriculum vitae;
• A description of research interests and plans;
• A list of publications and presentations;
• Contact information of two references;
• Degree certificates.

Research fields:

  • Main research field: Meteorology, Climatology
  • Special research fields: Meteorology 
  • Importance: SHOULD

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 15.01.2020, mentioning reference number 10243.

For further information please contact jobcenter@univie.ac.at.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 10243
E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at
Privacy Policy of the University of Vienna


The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.03.2020 of a

University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics 
(Reference number: 10242)

We offer a university assistant/post-doc position in the field of inverse modelling utilizing a Lagrangian transport model. The position will be embedded in the new research group of Prof. Andreas Stohl on atmospheric transport modelling.

The starting date can be as early as 1 March 2020 and the duration is for six years.

The Department of Meteorology and Geophysics has recently filled two professorship positions (Andreas Stohl and Martin Weissmann, both starting in the beginning of 2020) and is currently in the process of filling a third professorship. This will create an exciting international working environment for many new scientists, large potential for collaboration, and the opportunity for strong personal development.

We seek an outstanding candidate to work in the new research group of A. Stohl. The group will further develop the Lagrangian particle dispersion model FLEXPART (see www.flexpart.eu) and use it as its main working tool for a large range of applications, such as atmospheric energy and moisture transport, pollution transport, or inverse modelling of greenhouse gases. The university assistant shall focus his/her research on inverse modelling, developing novel inverse methods and applying them, for example, to determine the fluxes of greenhouse gases (e.g., halocarbons, methane, CO2, etc.) or the emissions of pollutants (e.g., aerosols, microplastics, etc.), utilizing atmospheric in-situ or remote sensing observations or ice core data. Candidates are invited to propose their own ideas for inverse modelling developments and applications.

Besides research, the successful candidate is also expected to participate in teaching and the supervision of students. Financial support is available for attending international meetings and visiting international research partners.

Duration of employment: 6 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Participation in research, teaching and administration:
• Development of inverse modelling techniques and their application;
• Research that complements the activities of the group;
• Contributions to project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding;
• Scientific publications and presentations;
• Scientific and technical support of group members;
• Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement;
• Supervision of students;
• Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration.

Profile:
• Doctoral / PhD degree in meteorology, physics, mathematics, or related subject;
• Good communication skills and ability to work in a team;
• Profound experience in programming, ideally with Fortran or C;
• Proven ability to publish in highly ranked international journals;
• Excellent command of written and spoken English.

Furthermore, the following skills/expertise will be an asset:
• Experience with inverse modelling methods;
• Experience with use of atmospheric transport models;
• Experience in external fundraising;
• Experience in teaching.

Your application should be a single PDF file that includes:
• A letter of motivation;
• An academic curriculum vitae;
• A description of research interests and plans;
• A list of publications and presentations;
• A list of courses given;
• A list of talks given;
• Contact information of two references;
• Degree certificates.

Research fields:

  • Main research field: Meteorology, Climatology
  • Special research fields: Meteorology 
  • Importance: SHOULD

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 15.01.2020, mentioning reference number 10242.

For further information please contact jobcenter@univie.ac.at.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 10242
E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at
Privacy Policy of the University of Vienna


The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.03.2020 of a

University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics
(Reference number: 10249)

We offer a university assistant/post-doc position in the field of atmospheric transport of trace constituents. The position will be embedded in the new research group of Prof. Andreas Stohl on atmospheric transport modelling.

The starting date can be as early as 1 March 2020 and the duration is for six years.

The Department of Meteorology and Geophysics has recently filled two professorship positions (Andreas Stohl and Martin Weissmann, both starting in the beginning of 2020) and is currently in the process of filling a third professorship. This will create an exciting international working environment for many new scientists, large potential for collaboration, and the opportunity for strong personal development.

We seek an outstanding candidate to work in the new research group of A. Stohl. The group will further develop the Lagrangian particle dispersion model FLEXPART (see www.flexpart.eu) and use it as its main working tool for a large range of applications, such as atmospheric energy and moisture transport, pollution transport, or inverse modelling of greenhouse gases. The university assistant shall focus his/her research on the model-assisted interpretation of trace constituent (e.g., aerosols including microplastics, greenhouse gases, pollutant gases) measurements. He/she shall work together closely with internationally leading measurement groups to interpret in-situ, remote sensing or ice core data obtained during field campaigns or in long-term monitoring programmes, thereby focussing on the role of atmospheric transport for shaping the observed concentration distribution. The research can include further developments of the FLEXPART transport model.

Besides research, the successful candidate is also expected to participate in teaching and the supervision of students. Financial support is available for attending international meetings and visiting international research partners.

Duration of employment: 6 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Participation in research, teaching and administration:
• Transport-model assisted analysis of trace constituent data, both in case studies and statistically;
• Research that complements the activities of the group;
• Contributions to project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding;
• Scientific publications and presentations;
• Scientific and technical support of group members;
• Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement;
• Supervision of students;
• Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration.

Profile:
• Doctoral / PhD degree in meteorology, physics, chemistry, or related subject;
• Good communication skills and ability to work in a team;
• Experience in programming, ideally with Fortran or C;
• Proven ability to publish in highly ranked international journals;
• Excellent command of written and spoken English.

Furthermore, the following skills/expertise will be an asset:
• Experience with use of atmospheric transport models;
• Experience with analysing measurement data;
• Expertise in statistics;
• Experience in external fundraising;
• Experience in teaching.

Your application should be a single PDF file that includes:
• A letter of motivation;
• An academic curriculum vitae;
• A description of research interests and plans;
• A list of publications and presentations;
• A list of courses given;
• A list of talks given;
• Contact information of two references;
• Degree certificates.

Research fields:

  • Main research field: Meteorology, Climatology
  • Special research fields: Meteorology 
  • Importance: SHOULD

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 15.01.2020, mentioning reference number 10249.

For further information please contact jobcenter@univie.ac.at.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 10249
E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at
Privacy Policy of the University of Vienna


The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.03.2020 of a

University Assistant (prae doc)
at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics
(Reference number: 10248)

We offer a PhD (“prae-doctoral”) position in the field of energy and moisture transport in the atmosphere. The position will be embedded in the new research group of Prof. Andreas Stohl on atmospheric transport modelling.

The starting date can be as early as 1 March 2020 and the duration is for four years.

The Department of Meteorology and Geophysics has recently filled two professorship positions (Andreas Stohl and Martin Weissmann, both starting in the beginning of 2020) and is currently in the process of filling a third professorship. This will create an exciting international working environment for many new scientists, large potential for collaboration, and the opportunity for strong personal development.

We seek a PhD student to work in the new research group of A. Stohl. The group will further develop the Lagrangian particle dispersion model FLEXPART (see www.flexpart.eu) and use it as its main working tool for a large range of applications, such as atmospheric energy and moisture transport, pollution transport, or inverse modelling of greenhouse gases.

Transport of energy and moisture in the atmosphere is usually considered in a Eulerian framework. However, Lagrangian transport modelling based on atmospheric re-analysis data can offer a different perspective, e.g., to determine the evaporation source regions of precipitation, to identify the role of heat transport during heat waves, or to examine causal relationships between certain atmospheric transport patterns and storm events. The PhD student shall utilize domain-filling simulations with FLEXPART to perform case studies and statistical analyses of energy and moisture transport in the atmosphere. This can include analyses of particular extreme events, as well as global statistics of energy/moisture transport.

Besides research, the successful candidate is also expected to participate in teaching and the supervision of students. Financial support is available for attending international meetings and visiting international research partners.

Duration of employment: 4 year/s

Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Participation in research, teaching and administration:
• Transport-model assisted analysis of trace constituent data, both in case studies and statistically;
• Scientific publications and presentations;
• Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement;
• We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months.

Profile:
• MSc or Diploma degree in meteorology, physics, or related subject;
• Good communication skills and ability to work in a team;
• Experience in programming;
• Excellent command of written and spoken English.

Furthermore, the following skills/expertise will be an asset:
• Experience with use of atmospheric (transport) models;
• Good knowledge of statistics;

Your application should be a single PDF file that includes:
• A letter of motivation;
• An academic curriculum vitae;
• A list of publications and presentations, as well as evidence of teaching experience (if available);
• Contact information of two references;
• Degree certificates.

Research fields:

  • Main research field: Meteorology, Climatology
  • Special research fields: Meteorology 
  • Importance: SHOULD

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 15.01.2020, mentioning reference number 10248.

For further information please contact jobcenter@univie.ac.at.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 10248
E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at
Privacy Policy of the University of Vienna


The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.03.2020 of a

University Assistant (prae doc)
at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics
(Reference number: 10247)

We offer a PhD (“prae-doctoral”) position in the field of inverse modelling. The position will be embedded in the new research group of Prof. Andreas Stohl on atmospheric transport modelling.

The starting date can be as early as 1 March 2020 and the duration is for four years.

The Department of Meteorology and Geophysics has recently filled two professorship positions (Andreas Stohl and Martin Weissmann, both starting in the beginning of 2020) and is currently in the process of filling a third professorship. This will create an exciting international working environment for many new scientists, large potential for collaboration, and the opportunity for strong personal development.

We seek a PhD student to work in the new research group of A. Stohl. The group will further develop the Lagrangian particle dispersion model FLEXPART (see www.flexpart.eu) and use it as its main working tool for a large range of applications, such as atmospheric energy and moisture transport, pollution transport, or inverse modelling of greenhouse gases.

Inverse modelling is a statistical method that can be used to infer the fluxes of gases or aerosols at the Earth’s surface based on atmospheric concentration or, for some species, deposition measurements. This requires an atmospheric transport model linking the fluxes and observations. For example, temporally and spatially sparse ice core records can be used to determine historical emissions of, e.g., black carbon or heavy metals on the continental scale. Currently still extremely sparse measurements of microplastics in the environment can be used to determine the origins of these plastics, which are currently almost entirely unknown. Or the very dense measurements of greenhouse gases can be used to determine their fluxes at high time and space resolution. The PhD student will apply inverse modelling in one or two research fields such as those described above, collaborating closely with internationally leading measurement groups.

Besides research, the successful candidate is also expected to participate in teaching and the supervision of students. Financial support is available for attending international meetings and visiting international research partners.

Duration of employment: 4 year/s

Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Participation in research, teaching and administration:
• Inverse modelling of trace constituents;
• Scientific publications and presentations;
• Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement;
• We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months.

Profile:
• MSc or Diploma degree in meteorology, physics, mathematics, or related subject;
• Good communication skills and ability to work in a team;
• Experience in programming;
• Excellent command of written and spoken English.

Furthermore, the following skills/expertise will be an asset:
• Experience with use of atmospheric (transport) models;
• Good knowledge of statistics;

Your application should be a single PDF file that includes:
• A letter of motivation;
• An academic curriculum vitae;
• A list of publications and presentations, as well as evidence of teaching experience (if available);
• Contact information of two references;
• Degree certificates.

Research fields:

  • Main research field: Meteorology, Climatology
  • Special research fields: Meteorology 
  • Importance: SHOULD

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 15.01.2020, mentioning reference number 10247.

For further information please contact jobcenter@univie.ac.at.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 10247
E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at
Privacy Policy of the University of Vienna


The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.03.2020 of a

University Assistant (prae doc)
at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics
(Reference number: 10245)

We offer a PhD (“prae-doctoral”) position in the field of turbulent tracer dispersion in the atmospheric boundary layer. The position will be embedded in the new research group of Prof. Andreas Stohl on atmospheric transport modelling.

The starting date can be as early as 1 March 2020 and the duration is for four years.

The Department of Meteorology and Geophysics has recently filled two professorship positions (Andreas Stohl and Martin Weissmann, both starting in the beginning of 2020) and is currently in the process of filling a third professorship. This will create an exciting international working environment for many new scientists, large potential for collaboration, and the opportunity for strong personal development.

We seek a PhD student to work in the new research group of A. Stohl. The group will further develop the Lagrangian particle dispersion model FLEXPART (see www.flexpart.eu) and use it as its main working tool for a large range of applications, such as atmospheric energy and moisture transport, pollution transport, or inverse modelling of greenhouse gases.

Dispersion of a pollutant from its source depends strongly on atmospheric turbulence in the atmospheric boundary layer. In Lagrangian particle dispersion models, turbulent tracer dispersion is treated stochastically. The underlying parameterizations in most models (including FLEXPART) are based on decade-old field measurements. The PhD student shall improve these parameterizations based on measurements performed during more recent field experiments such as Project Sagebrush or COMTESSA. This will require a detailed analysis of experimental data, the development of new parameterizations, and the validation of the improved dispersion model utilizing data obtained during atmospheric tracer experiments.

Besides research, the successful candidate is also expected to participate in teaching and the supervision of students. Financial support is available for attending international meetings and visiting international research partners.

Duration of employment: 4 year/s

Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Participation in research, teaching and administration:
• Development of improved parameterizations for turbulent tracer dispersion;
• Scientific publications and presentations;
• Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement;
• We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months.

Profile:
• MSc or Diploma degree in meteorology, physics, mathematics, or related subject;
• Good communication skills and ability to work in a team;
• Experience in programming;
• Excellent command of written and spoken English.

Furthermore, the following skills/expertise will be an asset:
• Experience with use of atmospheric (transport) models;
• Good knowledge of statistics;

Your application should be a single PDF file that includes:
• A letter of motivation;
• An academic curriculum vitae;
• A list of publications and presentations, as well as evidence of teaching experience (if available);
• Contact information of two references;
• Degree certificates.

Research fields:

  • Main research field: Meteorology, Climatology
  • Special research fields: Meteorology 
  • Importance: SHOULD

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 15.01.2020, mentioning reference number 10245.

For further information please contact jobcenter@univie.ac.at.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 10245
E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at
Privacy Policy of the University of Vienna