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At the Institute of Meteorology of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna the position of a University Assistant (prae doc) is vacant.

Field of work

The position is assigned to the research group:Atmospheric radiation: radiation and energy balance, which is focussing on topics related to energy balance in urban areas, energy balance of streams, energy balance in canopies as well as one dimensional and three dimensional radiation modelling. More information available at:

The position is limited to 2 years.

Extent of employment: 40 hours/week

Occupation ground in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: B 1 Grundstufe

Begin of employment: 1. July 2016


You will participate in the research project: URBANIA "Influence of the development of outlying districts and urban growth on the urban heat island of the city of Vienna in the context of climate change . The work will consist of conducting meteorological measurements, analysing meteorological data, development of urban energy balance models and simulations of energy balance and 3-D temperature distribution in urban canyons. It is expected that you combine the project work with the completion of a phD thesis at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences. The research project URBANIA includes two external partners: Municipal department 22 of the city of Vienna, dealing with the environmental protection and the french weather service Meteo France. A research stay of 3 weeks at the head office of Meteo France in Toulouse is planned.


Graduate degree in one of the following domains meteorology, physical geography, physics, or related subjects.

Excellent knowledge of English

Very good software skills: (Fortran, Python, LINUX and Windows operation systems, MS Excel and Word)

Good skills in physics and meteorology

High motivation and flexibility

Your application should include the following documents

Curriculum Vitae

Motivation letter


Please address your application to Prof. Philipp Weihs ( until 15.3.2016.

For further information please contact Prof. Philipp Weihs,, + 43 1 47654 5624