Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Vacant PhD Position at the University of Bonn

Research field:
Numerical modeling of atmospheric chemical processes

A PhD position is available at the Meteorological Institute of the University of Bonn. Together with another Postdoc student, the applicant will work within a common research project of the Meteorological Institutes of the Universities of Bonn and Mainz and the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry in Mainz.

The research is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). It is limited to a three year period with a salary TVL 13/2.

Proposed research of the project:
Numerical modeling of chemical processes in the atmosphere is essential to increase our understanding of atmospheric composition and its changes induced by human activity. In recent years, global-scale atmospheric models have been developed that calculate the concentration and processing of atmospheric trace constituents. However, for key problems, e.g. local air quality and long-range transport from local sources, the development of high-resolution models is essential. In this project such a model will be developed.

The model will be driven by consistent meteorological and chemical fields. This will be achieved through an online coupling of the global ECHAM5/MESSy system with the COSMO-model of the German Meteorological Service. First applications of the newly developed model COSMO-MESSy will serve to investigate its capabilities for a detailed analysis of field measurements, the direct simulation of mesoscale chemical perturbations like dust and biomass burning plumes, as well as an assessment and forecast of local air quality.

Diploma/Master in meteorology, physics, informatics, mathematics or related fields.
Experience with numerical modeling of atmospheric processes.
Skills in Linux, FORTRAN, IDL or others.

Until end of December 2007 at the address:

Prof. Dr. Andreas Bott
Meteorological Institute
University of Bonn
Auf dem Huegel 20
D-53121 Bonn

Email: abott[at]uni-bonn.de

Prof. Dr. Andreas Bott
Geschaeftsfuehrender Direktor
Meteorologisches Institut
Universitaet Bonn
Auf dem Huegel 20
D-53121 Bonn
Tel: +49-(0)228-735189
Fax: +49-(0)228-735188