31/10/2017
Postdoctoral Position (Atmospheric Wave Dynamics)

Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

In the research group Theory of Atmospheric Dynamics and Climate at the Institute of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences of the Goethe University Frankfurt there is a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Scientist (E13 TV-GU) to be filled as soon as possible but not earlier than 1.11.17. The appointment will be for three years.

Applicants should have a very good PhD in meteorology, physics, applied mathematics, fluid dynamics, astronomy, or a related field. Expected is a strong background in theory and/or modeling and a capability for scientific work in atmospheric dynamics. The specific research shall be on the theory and efficient modeling of the nonlinear dynamics of atmospheric gravity waves. It is to be embedded into the DFG research unit MS-GWaves on the multiscale dynamics of gravity waves, a major national activity in the field (https://ms-gwaves.iau.uni-frankfurt.de/), and a collaboration with Prof. Triantaphyllos Akylas (MIT).

Information on the research group can be found at http://www.goethe-university-frankfurt.de/45681958/Theory-of-Atmospheric-Dynamics-and-Climate. Its focus is on scale interactions in atmospheric dynamics, applied e.g. to large-scale low-frequency variability or gravity-wave dynamics. Middle-atmosphere dynamics is another field of work. Methods employed are e.g. multi-scale asymptotics, stochastics, and numerical simulations. Inquiries should be addressed to Prof. Dr. Ulrich Achatz (achatz@iau.uni-frankfurt.de).

Applications with the usual documents (CV, diplomas, list of publications, contact for a reference letter) should be sent by 31.10.17 to Prof. Dr. Ulrich Achatz, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Institut für Atmosphäre und Umwelt, Altenhöferallee 1, 60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Applications will be considered beyond this date until the posts have been filled.