Vacancy No. 07-2020 IMK-ASF

PhD thesis: "Нigh-energy Electron Precipitation into the atmosphere: an assessment based on balloon-borne observations and model calculations"

Job description

In the frame of the project HEPIC funded by the German Research Organisation DFG in cooperation with the University of St Petersburg (Russia) you will carry out model simulations to investigate the impact of geomagnetic storms on the atmospheric composition and dynamics, and surface climate. Energetic particle precipitation, e.g., related to geomagnetic storms, contributes to natural climate variability, and is considered in model simulations of past and future climate. However there are still large uncertainties in the quantification of its impact. To investigate this, you will set up model experiments in cooperation with our Russian partners, analyse results regarding the impact on composition, dynamics and surface climate, and publish results.

Personal qualification

You have a master in meteorology, physics or geophysics, or comparable degree, communicate well in English, and are willing to travel to our cooperation partner in St Petersburg. A sound knowledge of atmospheric physics and chemistry and good programming skills are advantageous.

Organizational unit

Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric Trace Gases and Remote Sensing (IMK-ASF)

Starting date


Contract duration

limited to 3 years

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Dr. Sinnhuber, phone +49 (0)721 608-24908.


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 07-2020 IMK-ASF.
Personnel support is provided by 

Mr Gehringer
phone: +49 721 608-25004,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

If qualified, severely disabled persons will be preferred.