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Job advertisement 3-year PhD position in atmospheric sciences

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3-year PhD position in atmospheric sciences

3-year PhD position in atmospheric sciences


University of Bremen


Bremen, Germany


Relevant division
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)


Entry level


Required education

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

15 November 2022

Job description

The post is embedded into the new project ‘XBAER4EnMAP: XBAER derived aerosol – cloud – surface – climate parameters from HSI/EnMAP’, funded by the German Aerospace Center starting from October 1st, 2022. The overall project aims to derive surface and atmospheric (cloud and aerosol) parameters for the recent launched instrument – HSI (Hyper Spectral Imager) onboard the German hyperspectral satellite mission EnMAP (Environmental Mapping and Analysis Program) (

One of the key scientific objectives of the task is to apply and further develop the sophisticated retrieval algorithm – eXtensible Bremen Aerosol/cloud and surfacE parameters Retrieval (XBAER). The XBAER algorithm is a retrieval algorithm developed at the Institute of Environmental Physics, University of Bremen, to derive surface and atmospheric parameters from satellite observations. The XBAER algorithm is currently being applied to various instruments (e.g. MERIS/OLCI onboard EnviSAT, AATSR/SLSTR onboard Sentinel-3) and provide global aerosol, cloud and surface data products. The other key scientific objective of the task is to explore the created HSI/ EnMAP surface & atmospheric dataset to improve our understanding on complex environmental/ecosystem-related processes.

The activities are carried out within the aerosol group at the Institute of Environmental Physics, University of Bremen. The institute provides a very good working atmosphere and facilities in an international working environment. Further general information can be found here: Information about the specific workgroup can be found here:

Details can be found at

How to apply

Please send your application documents including a cover letter stating the research interest, a master degree certificate, a curriculum vitae with research and technical background as they relate to the position, transcripts and contact information of, at least, two referees until December 9th, 2022 by indicating the job id A311/22 to:

University of Bremen FB1
Institute of Environmental Physics
Otto-Hahn-Allee 1
D-28359 Bremen

or electronically summarized in a PDF file by e-mail please to both Linlu Mei ( and Marco Vountas (

Kindly note, that incomplete applications will not be considered.

For more information please contact Linlu Mei (