Position as Research Associate

  • Full Time
  • Germany

Pending approval of external funding, the Meteorological Institute of the University of Bonn invites applications for a


Position as Research Associate (PostDoc, 100% E13 TV-L)


within the Priority Programme 2115 „Fusion of Radar Polarimetry and Numerical Atmospheric Modelling Towards an Improved Understanding of Cloud and Precipitation Processes“ (PROM). See https://www2.meteo.uni-bonn.de/spp2115 for more information on PROM and a complete list of job postings within the priority programme.


The position is designed to exploit weather radar polarimetry for quantitative process and numerical atmospheric model evaluation (COSMO/ICON). The successful candidate will closely collaborate with a research scientist at the German Weather Service (DWD) in the same project developing an efficient polarimetric forward operator as a fundamental prerequisite for the model evaluation. The successful candidate in Bonn will use this operator to evaluate and improve the representation of hydrometeor types and sizes in the atmospheric model.

The position is based at the Meteorological Institute of Bonn University, Auf dem Hügel 20, Germany, an internationally  known facility for radar research operating in cooperation  with Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH two research polarimetric X-band weather radars.



We welcome applicants preferably with a PhD in meteorology or physics and a strong background in radar polarimetry and cloud microphysics. Proficient English language skills in oral and written communication are required. It is expected that the candidate closely cooperates with other scientists in the SPP2115 and international research groups, and likes to work in a team. The position will be offered for 3 years starting in January 2019.



Interested candidates should send a CV,  a cover letter describing motivation, background, training and research interests, certificates, and the contact information of two persons, which can be asked for references, as a single PDF of less than 5 MB to silke.troemel@uni-bonn.de. The deadline for all applications in PROM is 15 September 2018.




The selection for the positions will be based solely on merit without regard to gender, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital or family status or other differences. Among equally qualified candidates, handicapped candidates will be given preference. Potential candidates will be invited to a joint selection colloquium for all positions in PROM on 17-18 October 2018

To apply for this job email your details to silke.troemel@uni-bonn.de