Postdoctoral Research Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Germany

Website Goeth University Frankfurt

The working group of Prof. Dr. Possner (Cloud Physics in the Climate System) from the Institute of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main searches for a candidate for a position of

Research Assistant (m/f/d)
(E 13 TV-G-U)

for a limited period of two years and two months, starting no later than 01.01.2025. An earlier start date is possible upon request. The salary grade is based on the job characteristics of the collective agreement applicable to Goethe University (TV-G-U).

The goal is to improve the understanding and imaging of secondary ice multiplication in Arctic mixed-phase clouds. In this respect, observational data from Arctic campaigns will be analyzed with statistical methods and model experiments will be performed in cloud-resolving model simulations. The project is part of the 4-year CleanCloud EU project which commenced on 01.01.2024. The project runs in close collaboration with several European partners and in direct collaboration with project partners from ETH Zurich.

We expect a scientific University degree and a PhD degree on the topic of cloud and/or boundary layer processes (or be about to defend it). Previous knowledge in cloud physics, experience in the evaluation of models and/or observations with complex statistical methods (e.g. multivariate relationships, image processing or artificial intelligence methods) are an advantage. Results are expected to be published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presented at international conferences. Additional professional development funds are also available.

We offer you an interesting, diverse and varied field of activity in an open-minded and committed team. We are a family-friendly employer with an attractive collective bargaining agreement (TV-G-U), company pension plan, currently free LandesTicket Hessen and a wide range of continuing education opportunities. The Riedberg campus has excellent transport links. Your workplace is located in a pleasant working atmosphere with all the advantages of a modern university environment.

Are you interested or would you like to know more? Then please send your application including CV, cover letter, and list of publications by 31.05.2024 as one PDF to Prof. Dr. Anna Possner, For informal inquiries please contact Prof. Dr. Anna Possner or check out our website:

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