Postdoctoral position on Regional Climate Modeling(80 100%, 2 years, renewable to max. 4 years) Responsibilities
The Climate Modeling research group of Prof. Dr. Christoph Raible at the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR, http : / / www.
oeschger.unibe.ch) of the University of Bern has an opening for a postdoctoral scientist with expertise in using regional climate models to understand weather and climate.
Enthusiastic highly motivated young candidates from a broad range of research interests and a demonstrated strong background in regional climate modeling will be considered.
The position is in the center of an existing network with the OCCR so that the candidate is expected to provide expert assistance in regional modeling questions for PhDs and Master students and involves potential collaborations with other research teams of the Oeschger Centre working e.
g., in Climate Risk Analysis and / or paleo climate. The exact focus of the work will depend on the candidate’s background and interests, but could center on applications of regional modelling in paleo climatic research questions, dynamical downscaling of extreme events in past present and future, or data assimilation in regional models.
Furthermore, the position is intended to be a springboard for next career steps, such as Marie Curie fellowship (https : / / ec.
europa.eu / researc / mariecurieactions / ), Ambizione of the Swiss National Science Foundation (http : / / www.snf.ch / en / funding / careers / ambizione / Pages / default.
aspx) or ERC starting grants (https : / / erc.europa.eu / funding / starting-grants).
The successful candidate will be hosted at the Climate Modeling Group in Climate- and Environmental Physics. He / she will closely collaborate with other research teams of the Oeschger Centre working in Climate Risk Analysis (wind, precipitation), Climate Impacts and Extreme Events in complex topography (Central Europe, Switzerland, Alps).
He / she will design, perform, test and analyze RCM (WRF) model simulations to investigate atmospheric processes at high spatial resolution and provide data sets for impact modeling studies.
The ideal candidate holds a PhD in meteorology, atmospheric sciences, physics or environmental sciences and has demonstrated experience in Regional Climate Modeling (e.
g., WRF) and very good English language skills. A competitive publications record and strong interpersonal skills are further assets.
The candidate will have the possibility to co-supervise MSc and PhD students. Applications from female candidates are encouraged.
The position is available from July 2018 or upon arrangement. Gross salary depends on age and experience according to University regulations.
Review of applicants starts on June 7, 2018 and continues until the position is filled. Complete applications include a cover letter, CV, brief (1 page) statement of research interests and addresses of 3 referees (all in one PDF file).
Informal inquiries are welcome, although we do not have the capacity to respond to all queries. Please upload the application to http : / / fileserver.
climate.unibe.ch / upload apps.php?jobid rcm 2018.
Prof. Dr. Christoph Raible
Climate and Environmental Physics
3012 Bern, Switzerland
Contact Physics Institute, Climate and Environmental Physics, Mister Christoph Raible, Prof. Dr., Sidlerstrasse 5, 3012 Bern Telefon : 031 631 44 51, raible climate.
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