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The interdisciplinary Marie-Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) Initial Training for Atmospheric Remote Sensing (ITARS) invites applications for 11 Early Stage Researcher (ESR, 3 year PhD) positions in 7 European countries. Four Experienced Researcher (ER, Post-Doc, 2 years) positions will be announced here in due course.
Remote sensing has significant potential to improve our understanding of key processes related to climate change, numerical weather forecasting, and atmospheric pollution. ITARS will develop and implement a pan-European training framework for all relevant aspects from instrument to application involving academia and the private sector. For more information on ITARS, please click here.
ITARS aims at improving our understanding of aerosols, clouds, and aerosol-cloud interaction processes and their role in both climate and weather. For this purpose, the PhD projects will focus on high-end ground-based remote-sensing instrumentation, synergistic observations and/or mathematical methods.
We seek excellent candidates with an BSc/MSc degree (or equivalent) in Meteorology, (Atmospheric) Physics, Mathematics, Engineering or Geosciences.
Application Deadline: Review of applications begins on 1st of July, 2012, and will continue until the positions are filled.
Interview Period: early September 2012
Starting of Work: from October 2012 onward
The required qualifications and the details of the application process listed at the bottom of this page apply to all positions. Candidates who wish to apply for more than one position should send a combined application, providing a ranking of their preference. Please see the ESR project overview for details of the different projects.
|ESR1||ESR1: Modification of aerosol optical properties due to humidity from lidar and microwave radiometer||INOE/University of Bucharest, Romania|
|ESR2||ESR2: Signal processing and data fusion between multi-spectral lidar and radiometer sensors: Algorithms and error estimation||UPC, Spain|
|ESR3||ESR3: Synergy between Doppler radar and Raman lidar for aerosol investigation||CNR-IMAA, Italy|
|ESR4||ESR4: Microphysical retrieval of aerosol parameters using multi-wavelength lidar and depolarization signals||University of Potsdam, Germany|
|ESR6||ESR6: Cloud-radiation parameterisations based on 3D radiative transfer and sensor synergy||University of Reading, UK|
|ESR7||ESR7: Observation of crystal habits and sizes in ice / mixed phase clouds||TUDelft, The Netherlands|
|ESR8||ESR8: Combination of Doppler lidar and Doppler radar measurements to study vertical motion in context with ice formation in clouds||IfT Leipzig, Germany|
|ESR10||ESR10: Investigating cloud sub-grid variability from scanning micro-wave radiometer and cloud radar||University of Cologne, Germany|
|ESR11||ESR11: Determination of atmospheric water vapor via inverse modelling using lidar and microwave radiometry||University of Cologne, Germany|
|ESR12||ESR12: Study of the planetary boundary layer and its influence on cloud development||Nat. Tech. University of Athens|
|ESR13||ESR13: Investigation of the performance of Air Quality Modelling (AQM) in forecasting the distribution of pollutants over Europe||UPC, Spain|
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, preferably as a single pdf-document. Please state “ITARS application” and the position number(s) (i.e. ESR1, ESR2, …) in the e-mail subject line. Your application should contain: