Sunday, 3 November 2013

VACANCY: Job Delft University of Technology - Post-doc: Atmospheric Remote Sensing, Climate & the Role of Clouds

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Location Delft
Function typesPostdoc positions
Scientific fieldsEngineering
Hours 38.0 hours per week
Salary maximum € 3831
Job number CITG13-26
About employer Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
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Job description

Clouds and water vapour are very important elements of the climate system. The development of diverse remote sensing instrumentation and measurement methods to retrieve a complete view of the profile of atmospheric properties has met with considerable success. The state of the art in ground-based remote sensing is, however, still limited in its ability to quantify (or even handle) the presence of drizzle, an important element of the process determining cloud lifetime and not well taken into account in climate models.
In this project we will develop a multi-sensor optimal estimation-based framework for estimating profiles of cloud optical and microphysical properties, including the quantification of drizzle. The method will be developed and tested using a combination of simulators and real cloud data from the CESAR/Cabauw multi-instrument measurement site. In addition, satellite data will be used in the evaluation of the cloud property output of the algorithm.


Applicants must have a PhD in Physics, Applied Mathematics, Meteorology, or another appropriate field. Prior experience in the fields of atmospheric remote sensing and/or data assimilation is desirable. The candidate must be able to verbally communicate and write in English at an appropriate level.

Conditions of employment

TU Delft offers an attractive benefits package, including a flexible work week, free high-speed Internet access from home (with a contract of two years or longer), and the option of assembling a customised compensation and benefits package (the 'IKA'). Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Herman Russchenberg, phone: +31 (0)15-2786292, e-mail: H.W.J. For general information about the application process, you are welcome to contact Dian Verbunt, To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV and a letter of application by 3 December 2013 to Dian Verbunt,
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number CITG13-26.
Contract type: Temporary, 3 years


Delft University of Technology
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools. 


Civil Engineering & Geosciences

Additional information

Herman Russchenberg
+31 (0)15-2786292

Technische Universiteit Delft

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