PhD Student (f/m/d) in the Characterisation of Angularly-resolved Polarisation Properties of Atmospheric Ice Crystals

Entry from the 22.10.2021
Position number 30-2021 / IMK-ASF
Job vacancy: From now on


Interaction of solar light with cloud particle is one of the big unknows in climate science. Yet, accurate information on cloud particle optical properties are needed to evaluate the radiative effect of clouds and to interpret remote sensing observations. In-situ observations of individual cloud particles can help us to establish the link between particle morphology and it's optical properties. Here at KIT we are developing novel instrumentation to experimantally define the optical properties of cloud particles.

We are looking for a new team member who will help us to further develop, characterise and deploy a single particle polar nephelometer for cloud particle research. The work will include implementation of polarisation detection, characterisation of the measurement setup and peforming and analysing first laboratory and field measurements. 

Persönliche Qualifikation

- Previous experience from working with instrumentation or experience from laboratory work. Experience with instrument development will be advantageous.

- A Master degree in physics, meteorology, atmospheric sciences or a comparabel field. Experince with optics will be considered as an asset.

- Ability to work independently and to solve problems

- Willingness to work in the laboratory and to participate to field campaigns.


Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Aerosolforschung (IMK-AAF)
Contract duration

limited to 3 years

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Frau Dr. Järvinen, phone 0721 608-23941 (,

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Job type/category
  • Fixed-term position
Favored career stage
  • Job experience > 2 years
  • Karlsruhe city, Karlsruhe region
  • Other
Language at workplace
  • German
Type of company
  • Wissenschaftliche Einrichtung

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