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November 2016: Three 3-year PhD positions

  • The Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics branch of IUP (headed by Prof. John P. Burrows) has a long standing experience in the fields of satellite remote sensing of atmospheric trace gases. In preparation of new satellite missions (ESA Sentinel 5 Precursor) and in continuation of already existing data sets from GOME-1 (1995-2011), SCIAMACHY (2002-2012), and GOME-2 aboard Metop-A (2007-present) and Metop-B (2012-present), the main tasks are the development of new data analysis schemes to derive tropospheric ozone, ozone profiles as well as water vapour distributions.
  • Prerequisites for these positions are:
  • A M.Sc. degree or equivalent in physics, astronomy, or meteorology with a grade point average equal or better than B (English grade) or 2.0 (German grade)
  • excellent expertise in at least one of the following areas: astrophysics, satellite remote sensing, radiation transfer, inversion theory, and computer science
  • good programming skills in at least one high level programming language
  • good command of English in writing and speaking (level B2)
  • full description and contact info (pdf) [60 KB]

June 2016: Ph.D. position

  • 3-year Ph.D. position in FTIR trace gas measurements on Spitsbergen
  • Salary is according to the German federal employee scale TVL-13 (50%) and this position is limited to a term of 36 months. The position is open from Mai 2016.
  • Work content
  • Ph.D. position: Measurements of atmospheric trace gases using FTIR spectroscopy on Spitsbergen.
  • The Arctic warms faster than the rest of the world. This effect is only poorly understood, i.e. models do not reproduce this strong warming of the Arctic atmosphere. This effect is called the Arctic Amplification. The project AC3 aims at filling the gaps in understanding the special dynamics of the Arctic, in particular to find the ”missing ingredient” causing this enhanced warming. In this position, Measurements of atmospheric trace gases on Spitsbergen in the high Arctic will be taken. The measurements will be interpreted in combination with other observations obtained at the same place.The aim of this project to improve the understanding of the Arctic Atmosphere through a combination of different measurements of different atmospheric parameters and by exploiting synergies they offer.
  • Details and contact [78 KB]

March 2016: Ph.D. Position

  • The Institute of Environmental Physics and Remote Sensing at the University of Bremen is offering a PhD position (TVL 13, 19.6 hours per week), starting as soon as possible for the duration of three years in the field of
  • Remote Sensing of Halogen Oxides with the Sentinel 5 Precursor Satellite
  • The Institute of Environmental Physics at the University of Bremen has been analysing satellite observations of atmospheric composition for more than 2 decades. One of the methods used is the Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (DOAS) which enables the detection of a number of stratospheric and tropospheric trace gases, facilitating the evaluation of their spatial distributions, sources and sinks, as well as their changes over time.
  • Full details and contact (pdf) [158 KB]

March 2016: 2 Ph.D Positions

  • The Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP) at the University of Bremen invites applications for three 3-year Ph.D. positions in: Physics and Chemistry of the Atmosphere
  • Salary is according to the German federal employee scale TVL-13 (50%) and these position are limited to a term of 36 months. The positions are open from now on.
  • PhD 1: To determine changes of top–of–atmosphere reflectance and cloud properties in the Arctic from 1995 to the present using satellite data. More detailed information and contact
  • PhD 2: Remote sensing of aerosol properties and surface reflectance in the Arctic from satellite observations. More detailed information and contact