International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs
at the University of Hamburg

The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, in cooperation
with three Max Planck Institutes, has established an International Max
Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs at the University of
Hamburg. The Research School will award

Air-sea exchange

2 Ph.D. grants

(EUR 1468 per month) The grants will start on October 1, 2005 and will
cover a period of two years (with possible extension up to one more
year). The candidates should have a degree in oceanography, meteorology,
geophysics, physics, chemistry or related fields.

Study 1: Air-sea exchange of marine pollutants - Laboratory studies on
turbulence mediated exchange processes (Physical oceanography).
Experiments are to be conducted at the wind-wave tank of the University
of Hamburg. In the focus are exchange processes at the water surface
that are mediated by sub-surface turbulence. Such processes include
micro-breaking of wind-generated waves, air-sea gas fluxes, and aerosol
production. The grant holder will design and participate in laboratory
experiments, will analyse the results, and will compare them with
numerical simulations. It is expected that the results of this study
will also help improving the analysis of remote sensing data acquired by
various space-borne sensors. See also Applicants should
have experience in laboratory experiments of hydrodynamic processes,
time series analysis and numerical modelling (UNIX, FORTRAN).

Study 2: Air-sea exchange of marine pollutants - Its impacts on
large-scale cycling of persistent pollutants (Numerical modelling): A
numerical model of the global cycling of persistent organic substances
in the ocean, atmosphere and terrestrial compartments using coupled
general circulation models is to be further developed with regard to the
representation of trace substance cycling in the ocean and ocean
margins. The grant holder will extend and refine processes, perform and
validate numerical simulations of the exposure of the marine and total
environment towards hazardous substances and will analyse the results.
See also Applicants
should have experience in numerical modelling (UNIX, FORTRAN) and data

For both grants applicants should be fluent in English and open to
interdisciplinary work. The doctoral thesis can be written in English or
in German.

Both the Max Planck Society and the University of Hamburg want to
enhance the share of women in those areas where they are
underrepresented. Women are therefore encouraged to apply. Applicants
with serious physical disabilities are also expressly encouraged to
apply and will be preferred to others being equally qualified.

Deadline for applications is June 30, 2005. Applications must include a
detailed curriculum vitae, complete set of copies of relevant
certificates and up to two letters of reference. Please submit your
application to PD Dr. Gerhard Lammel, Max-Planck-Institut für
Meteorologie, Bundesstr. 53, 20146 Hamburg, Germany, E-mail: