PhD student in the field of measurement technology, especially for our ground-based instruments: Meteorologist, Physicist, or Engineer

The Environmental-Physics group at the Centre for Applied Geoscience (University of Tübingen, Germany) studies turbulent atmospheric flows using small automatically operating unmanned aircraft (UAV) and ground-station networks. Our main interests are the turbulent energy and momentum exchange between the earth surface and the lower atmosphere (boundary-layer meteorology), and the interaction of turbulent flows with wind turbines and orography. We develop fast meteorological sensors, calibration methods and software for data analysis.

Currently, we are looking for a researcher (PhD student) who will support us in the
field of measurement technology, especially for our ground-based instruments:
Meteorologist, Physicist, or Engineer

The position is embedded in a new DFG-funded research project in the fields of atmospheric physics, measurement technology and gas sensors.

The tasks for the position and in the working group include:
  • further development and maintenance of our sensor systems (with focus on gas sensors, calibration, data aquisition, wire-less transmission, data base, sensor network)
  • improvement and further development of the analysis software (R language)
  • conducting own research and publication (conferences, journals)
  • supervision of student researchers

The ideal candidate studied atmospheric science, physics, electronics, or informatics with a strong experimental focus and has already experience in:
  • environmental measurement technology and sensors, microcontroller programming
  • data analysis and statistics in atmospheric science and flux measurement
  • Linux and R, C or C++ , Python programming

The position is available from now on and will be open until filled. Salary will be according to the German public service (75 % of TVL E13). Initially, the position is limited to 36 months but may be extended further. In case of equal qualification and experience physically challenged applicants are given preference. The University of Tübingen aims at increasing the share of women in research and teaching and encourage female scientists to apply. Please send your application (including application letter, statement of research interests, CV, certificates) referring to announcement code
'umphy-2017-CO2' by email (one PDF file only!) to:

Dr.-Ing. Uwe Putze (phone +49 7071 29 73121),
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