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Postdoc Position Dynamical Systems Perspective on Arctic Mixed-Phase Clouds

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    Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    09/05/2021 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
    Netherlands › Delft


We invite you to apply for a 1.5-year postdoctoral position in the field of atmospheric cloud research.

The winter-time Arctic boundary layer exhibits two distinct states. One of these states features mixed-phase clouds, the other is radiatively clear. Your goal will be to characterize this bistability from the perspective of dynamical systems theory. The anticipated approach involves emulator building from simulation and observational data. Within the broad scope of the project, you will be free to set your own scientific emphasis.

Your postdoctoral advisor will be Franziska Glassmeier. You will be part of the Atmospheric Science research team, which is headed by Pier Siebesma and has a strong focus on modeling and observing clouds. In addition to an exciting research project and a friendly and stimulating work environment, we can offer you generous funds for scientific travel.

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Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

Selection process

Are you interested in this vacancy? The position remains open until filled. Your application will be given full consideration if you apply before May 10, 2021 via the application button and upload:

  • a letter of motivation
  • a short research statement (~1 page)
  • a detailed CV, incl. list of publications
  • link to PhD thesis (if already available)
  • contact information of 2 references

You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.

A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Additional comments

For additional information on the position and the application process, please contact Franziska Glassmeier: f.glassmeier@tudelft.nl.

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Offer Requirements

Specific Requirements

We are looking for a strong, curiosity-driven, and conceptually-minded candidate who enjoys computational data analysis and scientific discussion.

To be considered for this position, you must have a PhD or comparable research experience. As a suitable candidate, you have a background in either modeling or observation of clouds, or in a relevant branch of physics or a similar field. You further have extended programming experience, especially for data analysis. We expect you to work independently as well as in small teams, to communicate fluently in English (oral and written) and to present your results to the scientific community in the form of peer-reviewed publications and presentations at scientific meetings.     

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Delft University of Technology
2628 CD
Mekelweg 2

EURAXESS offer ID: 629733
Posting organisation offer ID: 299687


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