Postdoc Position (100% TV L E13)
for three years with possible further extension
available at the Institute of Physics and Meteorology (IPM)
University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
The Institute of Physics and Meteorology operates the Land Atmosphere Feedback Observatory (LAFO, see https://lafo.uni-hohenheim.de/en) and a hierarchy of land-atmosphere (L-A) model systems down to the the turbulence-permitting scales. This combination of research tools is applied to study L-A interaction and transport processes in the planetary boundary layer (PBL) over a heterogeneous land surface. The objective of this postdoc position is to advance the understanding of momentum, mass, and heat transport in the unstable and stable PBL based on the unique LAFO sensor synergy as well as to contribute to the set up and operation of the LAFO lidar systems. The observed turbulence profiles as well as surface and entrainment fluxes will be analyzed to investigate new relationships between fluxes and L-A system variables in dependence of the PBL diurnal cycle, microscale circulations, transitions as well as the mesoscale and seasonal variability under cloud-free and cloudy conditions. The results shall culminate in new and unified parameterizations of L-A fluxes and turbulence including entrainment.
This research will be performed in cooperation with an international scientific team that includes among others, e.g., NOAA and NASA in the US, the GEWEX Global Land/Atmosphere System Study (GLASS, see https://www.gewex.org/panels/global-landatmosphere-system-study-panel), and the Local Land-Atmosphere Coupling (LoCo) Working Group of the World Climate Research Programme (see www.gewex.org/loco).
We are offering a postdoc position in an international research environment on a topic of cutting edge research. Candidates with substantial expertise and publications in PBL processes, the application of research lidar systems, and the analysis of their data will be preferred. As this is a long-term governmental position, your duties also include the performance of lectures, particularly in physics, in German language.
We are committed to the equality of woman and men. The University of Hohenheim seeks to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and strongly encourages qualified female scientists to apply. With equal qualifications, preference will be given to candidates with disabilities. As this position will be filled after a suitable candidate is found, please send your application documents as soon as possible to the following address:
Prof. Dr. Volker Wulfmeyer
The Chair of Physics and Meteorology
Institute of Physics and Meteorology
University of Hohenheim
70599 Stuttgart, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 711 / 459 – 22150