PhD position on Measurements of radiative fluxes in boundary layer clouds using a tethered balloon during MOSAiC

University of Leipzig, Germany
Closing date: 15 July 2018

The position is related to the Transregional Collaborative Research Center TR172 on ArctiC Amplification: Climate Relevant Atmospheric and SurfaCe Processes, and Feedback Mechanisms ((AC)³, see, which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). It will be closely linked to the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate project (MOSAiC, (AC)³ aims to better understand processes leading to the currently observed drastic climate changes in the Arctic. Within the MOSAiC project a one-year drift of the German research ice breaker Polarstern in the Arctic Sea ice including an ice-floe camp (September 2019-September 2020) is planned, during which a multitude of atmospheric, sea ice, and oceanic measurements will be collected.

The position (65% TV-L E13) is awarded for 3 years. Start of the position is intended for Sep. 2018, latest begin can be Jan. 2019. The university offers a productive and interdisciplinary working group including comprehensive supervision and integration into the Leipzig Graduate School on Clouds, Aerosol and Radiation (

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