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1 x 1,0 PostDoc position (f/m/d)

The Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP) at the University of Bremen offers

 a PostDoc position (f/m/d) for 2 years

German pay scale: E13 TV-L (100%) / Beginning from the 1st of April 2020

The Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics branch of IUP (led by Prof. John P. Burrows) has internationally recognized expertise in atmospheric research. One key focus of research is the development and use of the satellite remote sensing of atmospheric constituents. The vacant research position addresses the study of the changing composition of the middle atmosphere (stratosphere, mesosphere) and is part of a German Research Foundation (DFG) supported Research Group, addressing the impact of volcanic aerosol on the stratosphere and its ozone layer. The candidate will use the limb viewing measurements of scattered solar electromagnetic radiation made by the Scanning Imaging Absorption SpectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartographY (SCIAMACHY) on ESA Envisat (2002-2012) and the  Ozone Mapping Profiler Suite limb profiler, (OMPS-LP) on the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NP) to determine the characteristics of the stratospheric aerosol (vertical distribution of the extinction coefficient, particle mixing ratio, particle size distribution). This enables our knowledge of stratospheric aerosol properties, dynamic processes and its impact on stratospheric ozone to be improved. The project is embedded in international scientific initiatives to investigate the origins of the changing composition of the middle atmosphere.  

The time limitation is based on § 2 (1) WissZeitVG (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, i.e. temporary science employment act). Therefore, candidates may only be considered who dispose of the respective scope of qualification periods according to § 2 (1) WissZeitVG

Prerequisites for this position are:

  • PhD in physics, astronomy, physical chemistry, meteorology or mathematics
  • excellent expertise in at least one of the following areas: retrieval of atmospheric parameters from remote sensing measurements, radiative transfer modelling, interpretation of remote sensing data
  • programming skills in IDL or Python as well as Fortran programming language
  • a good command of written and spoken English (level B2)

The Institute of Environmental Physics provides a stimulating environment to work in that is well connected to the international research community.

As a winner of the Total-E-Quality Science Award the University of Bremen strives for increasing the number of females in science. Applicants with a migrant status are particularly invited to apply for these positions.

Handicapped applicants will be preferred for the case of their having equivalent qualifications to other applicants.


If you have questions concerning this opportunity please contact Dr. Alexei Rozanov alexprotect me ?!iup.physik.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Please send your application, comprising a cover letter, which includes your motivation, curriculum vitae, names of two scientific referees, who would write reference letters and a copy of your degree certificates until January 20, 2020 by indicating the job id A325/19 to:

Institut für Umweltphysik
Universität Bremen FB1
Stephanie Drath (Sekretariat Prof. Burrows)
Otto-Hahn-Allee 1
D-28359 Bremen

or (as a single PDF file) by e-mail: sdrathprotect me ?!iup.physik.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de with cc to: alexprotect me ?!iup.physik.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

For applicants wishing to send your applicants by surface mail, please send us your application on plain paper (no folders) and do not send us original certificates as we are not able to return your applications.



Erstellt am 19.11.19 von Alexandra Gutherz