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New job offers from the PROBE network: August 2023

Ph.D. position in the department Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Processes

Are you interested in atmospheric lidars? Are you interested in mathematical models of backscattering? Then maybe a Ph.D. position at the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research is a great opportunity for you!

Check out the call below, the application deadline is 10 December 2023!

main topics:

Description of non-spherical particles using spheroids and more complex particle shapes.

Collaboration with the originators of the optical particle shape models, including a 3-month secondment to another research institution, most likely the University of Wyoming, USA.

Investigations of the particle shape and its influence on the optical properties with the goal of improved size-shape characterization for remote sensing applications.

place: The Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig, Germany

qualification required: Master's degree in physics, mathematics, meteorology or a related field, Mathematical understanding and enthusiasm for working with models, Good knowledge of scattering theory, Interest in laser remote sensing of atmospheric aerosols, Strong programming skills (Python, Matlab, etc.).

application deadline: 10 December 2023

contact person: Dr. Moritz Haarig, +49 341 27177188, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ph.D. position at the Solar Radiation Group

Are you interested in remote sensing of the atmosphere? Are you interested in cloud-aerosol  interactions? Then maybe a Ph.D. position at the University of Valencia is a great opportunity for you!

Check out the call below, the application deadline is 12 December 2023!

main topics:

A ground-based remote sensing strategy to explore aerosol cloud interactions and radiative forcing.

Study of aerosols-clouds interaction combining vertically resolved atmospheric measurements, provided by Lidar and Microwave radiometry, with column-integrated observations.

place: University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

qualification required: have a bachelor degree + Master degree, or bachelor degree (total >= 300 ECTS), obtained after January 1, 2019.

application deadline: 12 December 2023

contact person: José Luis Gómez Amo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Ph.D. position at the Department of Meteorology, University of Reading

Are you interested in ABL parametrization in NWP? Are you interested in setting a new paradigm in the field? Then maybe a Ph.D. position at the University of Reading is a great opportunity for you!

Check out the call below, the application deadline is 12 January 2024!

main topics:

Develop a new paradigm to represent the surface layer, to be able to apply an appropriate lower boundary condition in NWP and climate models over mountainous terrain.

Study of connections between anisotropy and flow or terrain characteristics.

Work under the umbrella of the TEAMx international partnership.

place: University of Reading, Reading, UK

qualification required: a good (1st class or upper 2nd class) degree in physics, mathematics or a closely related environmental or physical science. Good computational skills are essential.

application deadline: 12 January 2024

contact person:  Miguel Teixeira ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Postdoc position at the University of Innsbruck

Are you interested in atmospheric remote sensing? Are you interested in flow over complex terrain? Then maybe a Postdoc position at the University of Innsbruck is a great opportunity for you!

Check out the call below, the application deadline is 6 December 2023!

main topics:

New retrieval algorithms for passive microwave profilers in complex terrain.

Work in cooperation with the TEAMx team.

place: University of Innsbruck, Austria

qualification required: a good (1st class or upper 2nd class) degree in physics, mathematics or a closely related environmental or physical science. Good computational skills are essential.

application deadline: 6 December 2023

contact person:  Miguel Teixeira ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Postdoc position in aerosol and cloud remote sensing

Are you the ambitious post-doctoral scientist with enthusiasm for climate research that will improve satellite observations, enabling a better understanding and quantification of climate change? Then maybe a Postdoc position at SRON is a great opportunity for you!

Check out the call below, the position has been open in December 2023!

main topics:

Improve and validate planned observations from multi-angle polarimeters, lidar and multi-spectral imagers on NASA’s PACE and ESA’s EarthCARE missions.

Work on the development and validation of improved methods to infer aerosol and cloud properties and to evaluate the impact of these improvements on quantification of climate effects of aerosol-cloud interactions.

place: SRON, Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Netherlands

qualification required: a PhD in (atmospheric) physics or similar with experience in satellite remote sensing. Strong programming skills (preferably Fortran and Python), experience with aerosol and/or cloud remote sensing and knowledge on aerosol-cloud interactions would be a clear asset.

the position has been open in December 2023

contact person:  Dr Bastiaan van Diedenhoven (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Dr. Otto Hasekamp (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).