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3 Stellenausschreibungen: Department of Meteorology and Geophysics, University of Vienna

13.01.2021

1. Scientific Staff (post doc) at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics

2. University Assistant (prae doc) at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics

3. University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics


1. Scientific Staff (post doc) at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics

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 01.03.2021 of a
Scientific Staff (post doc) at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics. 

Reference number: 11683

A 4-year post-doctoral position in the framework of the project LARA (Demonstration of a Lagrangian re-analysis), funded by the Austrian Science Fund and the Dr. Gottfried und Dr. Vera Weiss Science Foundation is offered. The position will be embedded in the new research group of Prof. Andreas Stohl on atmospheric Lagrangian transport modelling. Our department has recently hired three new professors and is growing quickly, offering an exciting international research atmosphere.

Meteorological re-analyses are arguably one of the most widely used data sets in atmospheric research and beyond. Publications describing these data are the most cited articles in the meteorological literature. All existing re-analyses, however, are of a Eulerian nature and provide data at fixed locations. While this is perfectly suitable for many scientific studies, other research activities would benefit from a Lagrangian re-analysis that provides meteorological data along continuous trajectories. The goal of LARA is to create the first Lagrangian re-analysis of the atmosphere, based on the existing Eulerian ECMWF re-analysis, ERA-5 and the Lagrangian particle dispersion model FLEXPART, which is the main working tool of our research group. The project will provide this new data set to other researchers, but will also use it to answer important questions, such as the characterization of extreme events in temperature, precipitation and wind speeds, the identification of moisture source regions for precipitation, and energy transport between different regions of the globe, including their anomalies, e.g., during El Niño events.

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

Duration of employment: 4 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:

  • Research in the framework of the project LARA (Demonstration of a Lagrangian re-analysis);
  • Scientific publications and presentations;
  • Contributions to project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding;
  • Collaboration with and scientific and technical support of group members;
  • Supervision of students;
  • Involvement in the group and department activities.

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;
  • 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 working with re-analysis or other meteorological analysis data;
  • Expertise in statistics;
  • Experience in external fundraising.

Your application should be a single PDF file that includes:

  • A letter of motivation including some arguments why the research field is of particular interest;
  • An academic curriculum vitae;
  • A list of publications and presentations;
  • A list of talks given;
  • Contact information of two references;
  • Degree certificates.

Research fields:

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

 

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna no later than 31.01.2021, mentioning reference number 11683.

For further information please contact Weinberger, Stefanie +43-1-4277-53709.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity. 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: 11683
E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at
Privacy Policy of the University of Vienna


2. University Assistant (prae doc) at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics

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 as soon as possible of a University Assistant (prae doc) at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics. 

Reference number: 11612

Do you want to help better understand our environment - and to develop new ways of using that information?
A PhD position in seismology will give you that possibility. Indeed, we are looking for an ambitious and open-minded person to fill a PhD position
in seismology in our department.
The successful candidate will perform research - analyzing data from seismological, infrasound, and other sensor networks. It will be expected that the successful candidate writes a dissertation, and there will also be some participation in teaching. There might be the opportunity to become part of the Vienna International School of Earth and Space Sciences, i.e. the doctoral school at the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy.
Detecting seismoacoustic sources, understanding them, and imaging the structure around us (under- and overground) are important to us. The AlpArray, and the upcoming AdriaArray project, will form an international context of your work. Fairfield Nodal and infrasound sensors are also available for pioneering new applications, as well as data from distributed acoustic sensing cables. State-of-the-art spectral-element modeling will help you understand the observations.
The Vienna region has much to offer for geophysical research, e.g., the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO),
and Austrian partner institutions and companies involved with technology development and transfer. The region also has active subsurface deformation and thus a need to better understand seismic hazard in this populated area.

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 (including participation in publishing the results).
  • teaching and independent teaching as defined by the collective agreement.
  • in administration.

We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months.

Profile:

  • Completed Diploma or Master degree in Geophysics or neighbouring disciplines, e.g. Physics
  • Computer and programming knowledge are required
  • Knowledge of English language is a must (excellent command of written and spoken English)
  • Methodological and didactic competence
  • Good ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Basic experience in research methods and academic writing.
  • Knowledge of German language is a bonus

Application documents:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Academic curriculum vitae
  • List of publications and evidence of teaching experience (if available)
  • Degree certificates
  • Names and addresses of two potential referees, who are willing to send letters of recommendation.

Research fields:

Main research field Special research fields Importance
Geosciences General geophysics;Applied geophysics MUST

 

Education:

Educational institution Educational level  Special subject Importance
University Natural Sciences Physics, Mechanics, Astronomy MUST

 

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna no later than 31.01.2021, mentioning reference number 11612.

For further information please contact Weinberger, Stefanie +43-1-4277-53709.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity. 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: 11612
E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at
Privacy Policy of the University of Vienna


3. University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics

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 18.03.2021 of a University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics.

Reference number: 11630

The Section of Geophysics is looking for a highly motivated and creative person to fill a position of university assistant/postdoc in seismology. The successful candidate will perform research, analyzing data from seismological and infrasound networks. Our main research contexts are regional geodynamics, seismic hazard, seismoacoustic waves, and nuclear verification, while the international research context for the successful candidate will be given by the international AlpArray and the upcoming AdriaArray projects. Some specific topics of interest are subsurface structure, and using ambient noise techniques to better understand it. Our short-period instrument pool (Fairfields) and infrasound sensors are also available.

The Vienna region has much to offer for geophysical research, e.g., the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), and Austrian partner institutions and companies involved with technology development and transfer. The region also has active subsurface deformation and thus a need to better understand seismic hazard in this populated area.

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:
We require active participation in research, teaching and administration - in particular in the departmental research program in the field of seismology.
The candidate is expected to contribute to one or more of the above mentioned main research contexts. New technological developments are highly welcome, for addressing questions of fundamental research and/or industrial application.
Furthermore the candidate is expected to teach courses independently as defined by the collective agreement, and to supervise students at the various levels. Teaching will be in English.

Profile:

  • PhD / Doctoral degree in Geophysics, or - if in a neighbouring field - experience in seismology.
  • We assume an interest in field experiments, in handling the data, and in the related data analysis and interpretation.
  • Advanced computer capabilities are indispensable, as is the ability to work in a research group.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • Knowledge of the German language would be an advantage.
  • Experience with handling massive datasets, knowledge of python and seismological software (e.g., obspy) will be a plus.

Application documents:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given)
  • Description of research interests and research agenda
  • Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference.

Research fields:

Main research field Special research fields Importance
Geosciences General geophysics;Applied geophysics MUST

 

Education:

Educational institution Educational level Importance
University Physics, Mechanics, Astronomy MUST

 

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna no later than 31.01.2021, mentioning reference number 11630.

For further information please contact Weinberger, Stefanie +43-1-4277-53709.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity. 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: 11630
E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at
Privacy Policy of the University of Vienna