University of Bremen

Postdoc position (f/m/d)

2024-04-24 (Europe/Berlin)
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The Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP) at the University of Bremen offers at the earliest possible date a 

Postdoc position (f/m/d)

German federal pay scale E 13 TV-L (100%) limited for 3 years (according to § 2 WissZeitVG)

The generation of calibrated and quality controlled long-term Earth observation data sets provides an important contribution to our understanding of global processes in our environment. This requires a consistent combination of recent and present satellite measurement data, such that information can be obtained on time scales of several decades, which are relevant for climate.

In this context already measurements of the GOME (Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment) and SCIAMACHY (Scanning Imaging Absorption spectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartographY) instruments have been combined during the recent years. This currently unique data set shall now be extended to the series of GOME2 instruments.

The main task is therefore the generation of a combined long-term data set of spectral radiance measurements of the satellite instrument GOME, SCIAMACHY and GOME2 for the time interval 1995 until now. This includes the definition of spectral transfer functions, the characterisation of uncertainties and the validation of the derived products by comparisons with independent data sets. A presentation of results at project meetings and international conferences as well as the publication in scientific journals is expected.

The work at the IUP will be part of an international research project funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) with partners from Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK.


  • A PhD in physics, geophysics, meteorology (or similar)
  • Good programming skills in at least one high-level programming language (preferably python)
  • Initial experience and strong interest in at least one of the following fields: analysis of satellite data, atmospheric remote sensing, calibration, validation
  • Good communication skills, due to cooperation with project partners
  • Good knowledge of the English language. Willingness to learn German.

The Institute for Environmental Physics offers a good working atmosphere, direct involvement in international research and attractive facilities. 

Open to unconventional approaches in research and teaching, the University of Bremen has retained its character as a place of short distances for people and ideas since its founding in 1971. With a broad range of subjects, we combine exceptional performance and innovative potential. As an ambitious research university, we stand for research-based learning approaches and a pronounced interdisciplinary orientation. We actively pursue international scientific cooperation in a spirit of global partnership.

Today, around 23,000 people learn, teach, research and work on our international campus. In research and teaching, administration and operations, we are firmly committed to the goals of sustainability, climate justice and climate neutrality. Our Bremen spirit is expressed in the courage to dare new things, in supportive cooperation, in respect and appreciation for each other. With our study and research profile and as part of the European YUFE network, we assume social responsibility in the region, in Europe and in the world.

The university is family-friendly, diverse and sees itself as an international university. We therefore welcome all applicants regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion/belief, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity. 

As the University of Bremen intends to increase the proportion of female employees in science, women are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Disabled applicants will be given priority if their professional and personal qualifications are essentially the same. 
Please send your application documents (cover letter, CV, and copy of your degree certificates including high school) until 24.04.2024 by indicating the job id A135-24 to: 

University of Bremen FB1
Institute of Environmental Physics
Mrs. Stephanie Drath
Otto-Hahn-Allee 1
D-28359 Bremen
Tel.: +49 421 218 62101

or as a PDF file by unencrypted electronic mail to:

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

For questions on the research project please contact:
Dr. Stefan Noël, email:

We kindly ask you to send us only copies (no portfolios) of your application documents, as we cannot return them. They will be destroyed after the selection process has been completed.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Postdoc position (f/m/d)
Bibliothekstraße 1 Bremen, Germany
Application deadline
2024-04-24 23:59 (Europe/Berlin)
2024-04-24 23:59 (CET)
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