Ph.D. postion in polar meteorology/ stable isotope modelling at University of Innsbruck, Austria

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Ph.D. postion in polar meteorology/ stable isotope modelling at University of Innsbruck, Austria

Elisabeth Schlosser
Ph.D. Position: Polar meteorology/ stable oxygen isotope modeling

The polar meteorology group of the Institute of Meteorology and  
Geophysics (IMGI) at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, is looking  
for a Ph.D. student to fill a 3-year position in the field of polar  
meteorology and stable oxygen isotope modeling.

The position is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) through the  
research project ?Precipitation mechanisms at Antarctic deep drilling  
sites?. The project aims at a better understanding of precipitation  
mechanisms and moisture transport in the dry interior of the Antarctic  
continent. The precipitation study will be combined with an  
investigation of stable oxygen isotopes of fresh snow samples from the  
deep drilling site Dome C. Especially the only recently measurable  
delta 17-O is poorly understood so far and will be studied using the  
fresh snow samples in a stable isotope model. Overall goal is a better  
understanding of the stable isotope-air temperature relationship that  
is used in ice core studies of paleoclimate.

The successful candidate will conduct simulations with the stable  
isotope model MCIM (Mixed Cloud Isotope Model), which was developed at  
LSCE, combined with trajectory calculations and a study of the  
synoptic situations during precipitation carried out by the PI. The  
position is initially for one year with extension to three years after  
positive evaluation.

The research is carried out in close cooperation with the National  
Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, Colorado, the  
Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l?Environnement (LSCE),  
Gif-sur-Yvette, France, and the University of Triest, Italy.

Qualifications: Master's degree (or equivalent) in  
meteorology/atmospheric science or CLOSELY related field.  Excellent  
knowledge of synoptic/dynamic meteorology, experience in an advanced  
computer language (e.g. Fortran) and Matlab as well as Shell Script;  
good communication/writing skills; basic knowledge of cloud physics  
would be desirable.

Enquiries and applications including a short statement of motivation,  
CV, certificates, Master's thesis abstract, list of publications (if  
any) and contact information for two professional referees should be  
sent electronically (pdf file) to the project PI:

Dr. Elisabeth Schlosser
Inst. of Meteorology and Geophysics
University of Innsbruck
Innrain 52
A-6020 Innsbruck
Austria
[hidden email]

Closing date: until filled. The position will start in fall (oct.  
plus/minus 1 month) 2012.
For further information about the PI and IMGI see http;//imgi.uibk.ac.at or
http://imgi.uibk.ac.at/IceClim/IceClim/Polar/personal.html

The University of Innsbruck aims at increasing the proportion of women  
at all levels of employment; therefore applications by qualified women  
are especially encouraged.


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Dr. Elisabeth Schlosser
Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics
University of Innsbruck
Innrain 52
A-6020 Innsbruck
AUSTRIA
phone: +43 512 507 5481
fax:   +43 512 507 2924
http://imgi.uibk.ac.at/IceClim/IceClim/Polar/polar_research.html
http://imgi.uibk.ac.at/IceClim/IceClim/Polar/personal.html
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