Updated: Chair faculty position ad Fall Semester 2019

[ES_JOBS_NET] PhD position on Polarimetric Radar Observations, University of Cologne

The Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology
(IGMK), University of Cologne,
Germany invites applications for a

PhD position
(3yrs) on Polarimetric Cloud Radar
Observations of Ice Microphysical Processes

The PhD project is part of the project
PROM-IMPRINT (“Understanding Ice Microphysical Processes by
combining
multi-frequency radar polarimetry and super-particle
modelling”) as part of the
DFG Priority Programme 2115 „Fusion of Radar Polarimetry and
Numerical
Atmospheric Modelling Towards an Improved Understanding of
Cloud and
Precipitation Processes“ (PROM, see
https://ift.tt/2P62sUx for
more information).

We seek a motivated and talented student who
is enthusiastic about
performing field work and data analysis of novel polarimetric
ground-based
radar observations of ice microphysical processes. The
candidate should be
eager to work together with our modelling partners in the
project and to
develop strategies how the observed fingerprints can be used
to evaluate and
guide new developments of ice microphysical parameterizations.

The PhD student will become part of the
Young-Researcher (Emmy-Noether)
group OPTIMIce at IGMK. Please see the attached pdf or visit
our group homepage
(https://ift.tt/2rjrjJc)
for further details regarding the position and how to apply.

Kind
regards,

Stefan Kneifel

[Met-jobs] PhD position on Polarimetric Radar Observations, University of Cologne

The Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology
(IGMK), University of Cologne,
Germany invites applications for a

PhD position
(3yrs) on Polarimetric Cloud Radar
Observations of Ice Microphysical Processes

The PhD project is part of the project
PROM-IMPRINT (“Understanding Ice Microphysical Processes by
combining
multi-frequency radar polarimetry and super-particle
modelling”) as part of the
DFG Priority Programme 2115 „Fusion of Radar Polarimetry and
Numerical
Atmospheric Modelling Towards an Improved Understanding of
Cloud and
Precipitation Processes“ (PROM, see
https://ift.tt/2P62sUx for
more information).

We seek a motivated and talented student who
is enthusiastic about
performing field work and data analysis of novel polarimetric
ground-based
radar observations of ice microphysical processes. The
candidate should be
eager to work together with our modelling partners in the
project and to
develop strategies how the observed fingerprints can be used
to evaluate and
guide new developments of ice microphysical parameterizations.

The PhD student will become part of the
Young-Researcher (Emmy-Noether)
group OPTIMIce at IGMK. Please see the attached pdf or visit
our group website
(https://ift.tt/2rjrjJc)
for further details regarding the position and how to apply.

Kind
regards,

Stefan Kneifel

[ES_JOBS_NET] Policy jobs at NASA

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Subject:
[smd] NASA Seeks Public Policy Expert(s)

Date:
August 15, 2018 at 7:09:01 AM MDT

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NASA Seeks
Public Policy Expert(s)

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate is looking for one or more public policy experts to join our Strategic Integration and Management Division, located at NASA Headquarters
in Washington, DC. Interested individuals should apply using the links below. 

The individual(s) selected would join a 7-person team focused on providing policy support to SMD’s over 90 missions that span Astrophysics, Earth Science, Heliophysics,
Planetary Science, and various reimbursable projects for other agencies. In support of SMD’s
policy functions, the policy team manages SMD’s relations with external groups, including Congress, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and external advisory committees and boards. In partnership with
other SMD Divisions, the policy branch also supports the SMD Associate Administrator by providing integrated guidance, strategy, and focused advocacy for NASA’s science program.

The specific responsibilities of the policy branch include the following:

·         Develop
and coordinate testimony, congressional correspondence, white papers, congressional reports, staff briefings, and responses to congressional and Executive Branch actions.

·         Monitor,
support development of, and track inter-agency agreements, coordinate interagency meetings, and manage SMD’s coordination with OSTP and OMB.

·         Coordinate
SMD international activities and relationships, including Agency and SMD international policy, agreements status tracking, export control, and international meetings.

·         Manage
the NAC Science Committee and support the SMD Divisions in the management of the Division advisory committees;

·         Oversee
and coordinate Directorate audit and review activities with the NASA Inspector General, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and other auditors or reviewers.

·         Coordinate
and support the development of SMD elements of the NASA strategic plan and Directorate science plan, and provide support to the Resource Management Division’s activities in response to the Government Performance and Results (GPRA) Modernization Act of 2010.

NASA Headquarters released two vacancy announcements on August 13, 2018, for a career position(s) on the SMD Policy Team. Below
are the links to the Program Planning Specialist (Policy Analyst) GS-12/13 positions: one announcement is open to all US citizens and US nationals (https://ift.tt/2nGge3L)
and one announcement is open for candidates with special status based on their current or past government service (https://ift.tt/2KWPEMG).
Both close on August 24, 2018.

Please consider applying to one or both of these announcements (based on your eligibility), or forwarding the position information to others who you think might be interested.

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[ES_JOBS_NET] Stanford Water in the West- Postdoctoral Fellow

[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc or Junior group leader in Atmospheric Physics / Atmospheric, University of Bern

[Met-jobs] Postdoc in Atmospheric Physics at University of Bern

Please see the pdf file for description of the postdoc position at University of Bern

Thank you, 

Klemens Hocke

[Met-jobs] StormGeo Vacancies Route Analyst, End of Voyage Analyst and Fleet Information Technicians

StormGeo has a
number of vacancies open and is looking
for Fleet Information Technicians (FIT) Level 1, Route Analysts and End of Voyage
Analysts to join the team in Aberdeen and I was wondering if you would mind posting the vacancies
/ sending to the database?

 

Attached are the position vacancy adverts, the positions
offer an ideal opportunity to join a growing team and progress. 

[Met-jobs] Vacancy: 1 Research Associate, 1 Postdoc, 2 PhD Positions at the University of Bonn (Germany)

Pending approval of external funding, the Meteorological
Institute of 
the University of Bonn invites applications for 4 positions
starting

January 2019 within the proposed DFG research unit 2589
„Near-Realtime
Quantitative Precipitation Estimation and Prediction“ (RealPEP).
See

also

RealPEP thrives to achieve significant improvements at all stages
along 
the process chain from Quantitative Precipitation Estimation
(QPE),

Precipitation Nowcasting (QPN), numerical 
prediction of quantitative precipitation (QPF) and predicting
discharge 
and potential flash floods in small- to meso-scale catchments
(FFP).
RealPEP will rely on a multi-sensor data exploitation platform to 
monitor the precipitation generating atmosphere and tackle urgent

science questions to better identify mechanisms that determine
the 
onset, location, intensity, and development of precipitating
systems.

Developments will be implemented for near-realtime processing in
order 
to be able to mitigate risks to society and ecosystems.

The positions include:

1) A position as Research Associate or Software engineer to build
and 
maintain the data collection and exploitation platform, which
combines

all cloud and precipitation-related observations and algorithms
developed in the research unit. The starting point is a C++
processing

framework developed at the German national weather service
(Deutscher Wetterdienst, DWD). The successful candidate will
enable the framework

to digest different data sources and extend it with tools
developed in the research unit related especially to QPE and QPN.

2) A PostDoc position to develop and improve near-real time QPE
primarily based on observations from the German national weather
service

(DWD) network of polarimetric C-band
radars. One core objective is to adapt and optimize precipitation
retrievals by exploiting specific attenuation information from the

C-band radars. She/he will closely collaborate with a colleague at
the
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Campus Alpine

(Garmisch-Partenkirchen), who exploits attenuation measurements of
commercial microwave links (CMLs), which provide the backhaul of
countrywide cell phone networks.

3) A PhD student or PostDoc position to improve and extend
advection-based nowcasting by including lifecycle effects in radar
algorithms. Two strategies are foreseen: In a first step, trends
in
rainfall intensity, size and shape of the precipitating cells
observed
during previous time steps will be extrapolated in time. In a
second

step polarimetric radar signatures indicative for potential
changes in
precipitation generation (e.g. columns of enhanced differential
reflectivity, so-called ZDR-columns) will be exploited for
refinements
of the approach.

4) A PhD student to work closely together with a PostDoc at the
German
national weather service (Deutscher Wetterdienst, DWD) on the

assimilation of information from
polarimetric radar observations in the framework of the KENDA data
assimilation platform. Polarimetric information can be in the form
of

polarimetric observations, derived hydrometeor
densities and types, and nowcasted fields. The PhD candidate will
concentrate on the assimilation of mixing rates contained in an
observation composite and on the direct assimilation
of polarimetric observations.

Interested candidates should send a CV, a cover letter describing
motivation, background, training, and research interests,
certificates,

and the contact information of two persons, which
can be asked for references, as a single PDF of less than 5MB to

for positions 1, 2, or 3 and and to

for position 4.

[Met-jobs] Vacancy: 1 Postdoc, 2 PhD Positions at the University of Bonn (Germany)

Pending approval of external funding, the Meteorological
Institute of the University of Bonn invites applications for 3
positions starting

January 2019 within the Priority Programme 2115 „Fusion of Radar
Polarimetry and Numerical Atmospheric Modelling Towards an
Improved
Understanding of Cloud and Precipitation Processes“ (PROM).

See
for more information on PROM
and a list of job postings within the priority programme. The list
will

be completed in the following weeks, 3 vacancies in Bonn are
already posted:

1) A PostDoc position is designed to exploit weather radar
polarimetry
for quantitative process and numerical atmospheric model
evaluation
(COSMO/ICON). The successful candidate will closely collaborate
with a
research scientist at the German Weather Service (DWD) in the same
project developing an efficient polarimetric forward operator as a
fundamental prerequisite for the model evaluation. The successful
candidate in Bonn will use this operator to evaluate and improve
the

representation of hydrometeor types and sizes in the atmospheric
model.

2) A PhD position aims at improving cloud and precipitation
schemes in
atmospheric models via the exploitation of weather radar
polarimetry.
The role of ice generation, snow formation via aggregation, snow
melting
falling, and rain evaporation below the melting layer on
precipitation
generation will be investigated using the polarimetric C-band
radar
network of the German Weather Service (DWD). The successful
candidate
will closely collaborate with a colleague at the University of
Leipzig
making use of the polarimetric process information for the
evaluation
and improvement of parameterizations in the ICON general
circulation model.

3) A PhD position is designed to exploit existing and novel
in-situ
measurements in the dendritic growth layer (at temperatures
between -10
and -15°C) and below to evaluate hypotheses on the origin of
polarimetric signatures at these atmospheric levels, to evaluate
state-of-the-art polarimetric retrievals and to develop a
discrimination
algorithm between aggregation and riming processes based on
polarimetric
weather radar measurements only. The successful candidate will
closely

collaborate with a colleaque at the university of Mainz analyzing
the
in-situ aircraft measurements (e.g. Falcon).

Interested candidates should send a CV, a cover letter describing
motivation, background, training, and research interests,
certificates,
and the contact information of two persons, which
can be asked for references, as a single PDF of less than 5MB to
.

The deadline for all applications in PROM is
15 September 2018.