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Technische Universität Dresden - Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Department of Hydro Sciences, Institute of Hydrology and Meteorology, Chair of Meteorology

TUD Dresden University of Technology, as a University of Excellence, is one of the leading and most dynamic research institutions in the country. Founded in 1828, today it is a globally oriented, regionally anchored top university as it focuses on the grand challenges of the 21st century. It develops innovative solutions for the world's most pressing issues. In research and academic programs, the university unites the natural and engineering sciences with the humanities, social sciences and medicine. This wide range of disciplines is a special feature, facilitating interdisciplinarity and transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in teaching, research, technology and administration. The goal is to promote and develop their individual abilities while empowering everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture that is characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD diversity is an essential feature and a quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who would like to commit themselves, their achievements and productivity to the success of the whole institution.

Research Associate (m/f/x)

At the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Department of Hydro Sciences, Institute of Hydrology and Meteorology, the Chair of Meteorology offers a project position as

Research Associate (m/f/x)
(subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

starting at the earliest possible date, funded by the DFG project "Investigations of ABL dynamics and structure over heterogeneous surfaces with turbulence-resolving simulations (LES)". The position comprises 75% of the full-time weekly hours and is limited to 48 months. The period of employment is governed by § 2 (2) the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG).

This project is part of the DFG research unit Land-Atmosphere Feedback Initiative (LAFI, FOR 5639). LAFI is an interdisciplinary consortium of researchers from atmospheric, agricultural, and soil sciences as well as from bio-geo-physics, hydrology, and neuroinformatics proposing a novel combination of advanced research methods. The overarching goal of LAFI is to understand and quantify land-atmosphere feedbacks via unique synergistic observations and model simulations from the micro-gamma (≈ 2 m) to the meso-gamma (≈ 2 km) scales across diurnal to seasonal time scales.

Working field:

The main objective of this project is the investigation of how the dispersive fluxes associated with mesoscale secondary circulations change with height within and above the surface layer and affect surface flux measurements. The specific tasks include large-eddy simulation of the vertical transition in turbulence structure, application of deep learning for the development of an energy balance closure correction of surface flux measurements, and participation in field instrumentation installation workshops with connected educational seminars.


  • university degree (Master), preferably in meteorology, physics, hydrology, hydro science and engineering, geoecology, environmental sciences, or similar programs of study;
  • strong hands-on and problem-solving skills; high motivation, good organizational skills, and an independent and conscientious approach to work;
  • reliability and a high degree of initiative; interest in environmental atmospheric sciences as well as interdisciplinary cooperation and good team spirit;
  • strong communication skills including good English oral and writing skills; good programming skills in data analytics, e. g. R, Python, fundamental knowledge in micrometeorology.
  • a basic knowledge of German and numerical modelling and fluid dynamics are an asset.

How to apply:

TUD strives to employ more women in academia and research. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. If multiple candidates prove to be equally qualified, those with disabilities or with equivalent status pursuant to the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive priority for employment.

Please submit your detailed application including a cover letter about your motivation, CV, and other usual documents by March 4, 2024 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service or the time stamp on the email server of TUD applies), preferably via the TUD SecureMail Portal by sending it as a single pdf file to or to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Umweltwissenschaften, Fachrichtung Hydrowissenschaften, Institut für Hydrologie und Meteorologie, Professur für Meteorologie, Herrn Prof. Dr. Matthias Mauder, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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