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13.02.2017 18:06

Meteorologist, Physicist, Computer Scientist or Engineer

Faculty of Science, Centre for Applied Geoscience

The Environmental-Physics group at the Centre for Applied Geoscience (University of Tübingen, Germany) studies turbulent atmospheric flows using small automatically operating unmanned aircraft (UAV) and ground-station networks. Our main interests are the turbulent energy, momentum and mass (gas and aerosol) exchange between the earth surface and the lower atmosphere (boundary-layer meteorology), and the interaction of turbulent flows with wind turbines and orography. We develop fast meteorological sensors (especially for our UAV), calibration methods and software for data analysis.


Currently, we are looking for a young researcher (PhD student) who will support us in the
field of measurement technology for our UAV and ground-stations:

Meteorologist, Physicist, Computer Scientist or Engineer

The position is imbedded in new research projects in the fields of aerosol formation / transport, and wind energy / wind-turbine interaction, both inland and off-shore and micro-meterological measurement technology and sensors.

The tasks for the position and in the working group include:

  • maintenance and further development of our airborne measurement systems (with focus on UAV autopilot system, sensor data acquisition, fast response turbulent wind vector sensor, particle samplers)
  • maintenance of ground-based instruments (e.g. CO2 Sensors, Eddy-Covariance Stations)
  • improvement of the analysis software for meteorological measurements


The ideal candidate studied atmospheric science, physics, electronics or informatics with a strong experimental or (hardware dependent) programming focus and has already experience in:

  • environmental measurement technology and sensors, Raspberry Pi
  • data analysis and statistics in atmospheric science and fluid dynamics
  • UAV / model aircraft operation and control
  • Linux, R, C, C++ and/or Python programming


The position is available from now on and will be open until filled. Salary will be according to the German public service (75 % of TVL E13; about 31,500 € p.a., before tax and social insurances; around 20.000 € p.a. after deductions). The position is limited to 36 months.


In case of equal qualification and experience physically challenged applicants are given preference. The University of Tübingen aims at increasing the share of women in research and teaching and encourage female scientists to apply. Please send your application (including application letter, statement of research interests, CV, certificates) referring to announcement code 'umphy-2017-measuretech' by email (one PDF file only!) to:


Dr. Andreas Platis (phone +49 7071 29 73121), andreas.platis[at]