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Career Opportunities

Training Opportunities

PostDoc Positions in km-Resolution Climate Modeling (2x)

Location: ETHZürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Application Deadline: 28 June 2021

The Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science at ETH Zurich has two open positions in the Climate and Water Cycle research group of Prof. Christoph Schär.
The aim of the research is to better understand the role of the water cycle in a changing climate, and to improve the predictive power of climate models. We are using an accelerated GPU-version of the COSMO model and are among the first groups that are able to perform decade-long continental-scale km-resolution climate simulations. The targeted activities include: development of research and modeling strategies, execution of extended climate model simulations, contact and interaction with project partners, analysis and publication of results, as well as co-supervision of M.Sc. and Ph.D. students.

Weather Center Director (MUWIC)

Location: University of Millersville, Millersville, PA, U.S.A.
Application Deadline: 30 June 2021

The Director of the Millersville University Weather Information Center (MUWIC) is responsible for the direction and management of all aspects of daily operation of the MUWIC including twice daily weather updates; supervision and mentorship of students working in the MUWIC for the Campus Weather Service; outreach to the community; expert weather information service to the public, agencies and media outlets on behalf of the meteorology program, department, and university; and expert weather guidance for university decision support and hazards response.

Postdoctoral Fellow I – Convective Predictability

Location: UCAR, foothills Lab 3, Boulder, CO, U.S.A.
Application Deadline: 29 June 2021

The selected individual will join an NSF supported project with goals to: 1) improve the community’s understanding of multi-scale processes that inhibit skillful local hazard prediction, and 2) bolster the usefulness of forecasts of high-impact convective weather events. In practice, this will involve investigation of the chain of events from a week to hours before a convective event occurs that impact convection initiation, mode, timing, hazard development, and spatial coverage of high-impact weather. The project also seeks to improve communication between researchers and stakeholders to identify opportunities to provide reliable and community specific hazard predictions.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Aerosol-Cloud Interactions in the Next Generation Earth Modeling Systems (NextGEMS)

Location: Department of Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford, United Kingdom
Application Deadline: 30 June 2021

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Aerosol-Cloud Interactions in the Next Generation Earth Modelling Systems (NextGEMS). This position, part of EU H2020 collaborative project Next Generation Earth Modelling Systems (NextGEMS), with leading partners across Europe, will be at the forefront of the development of the next generation of Earth System Models, and provide the opportunity to assess aerosol-cloud interactions, including aerosol-convection interactions, in global cloud resolving climate models.

Postdoctoral Scientist

Location: Institute for Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, Gothe University, Frankfurt, Germany
Application Deadline: 1 July 2021

The PostDoc candidate will work in project B03: Deep exchange with the UTLS: the Tibetan pipe on “Multi-scale water vapor/passive tracer transport over the Himalayas-Tibetan Plateau with an ICON-based modeling chain”.

The project aims to improve the understanding of and quantify the role of the highest mountain ranges and plateaus in the transport of water vapor, other trace gases, and aerosols between the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) and the upper troposphere/lower stratosphere (UTLS).

Ph.D. Position to Work on Sub-Hourly Precipitation Extremes

Location: University of the Balearic Islands, Palma, Mallorca, Spain
Application Deadline: 16 July 2021

The University of the Balearic Islands seeks a highly motivated Ph.D. candidate to work on sub-hourly precipitation extremes using convection-permitting models. The project is aimed at understanding the processes that will contribute to future potential changes in sub-hourly rainfall extremes over the Mediterranean region, which is frequently exposed to very high-impact severe weather conditions. Using next-generation climate models and innovative approaches to prescribe future climate change scenarios, the candidate will explore possible mechanisms that may lead to increased heavy-rainfall events in the future. The successful candidate will work with Daniel Argüeso as part of the EPICC project. The online application will open 13 July 2021. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Daniel Argüeso ( for further information and details on the application process.

Inter-university PhD in Sustainable Development and Climate change

Location: Participating Universities, Italy
Application Deadline: 22 July 2021

To offer an inter-university educational roadmap, promote the ability of future generations to orient the change through transdisciplinary reflection, understand the evolving climate, design and implement a de-carbonized, just and sustainable society.

Ideal Candidates
are ambitious and specialized doctoral candidates who want to integrate and advance their knowledge and skills in a multidisciplinary scientific ecosystem and thus become the pioneers of a green societal paradigm.

A Project
of the School for Advanced Studies IUSS of Pavia and the Center for Climate Change studies and Sustainable Actions (3CSA) of the Federation of the Italian Schools of Advanced Studies, co-funded by the Italian Ministry of the University and the Research (MUR). A multi- and inter-disciplinary program with the partnership of 30+ Italian University and Research Centers. A key contributor to the work required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The education and research program is organized in 6 curricula which share two common goals:

  • to propose new sustainable models to address climate change and its impacts, and
  • to build a learning and research community able to promote innovative and operational solutions to the complex problems of our society.

Ph.D. Position in Extreme Winds

Location: UNSW Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Application Deadline: 26 August 2021

A Ph.D. position is open at the Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, on the topic of extreme wind gusts, especially those connected to thunderstorms. The student will use observations and model calculations to better understand the history, causes, and consequences of extreme wind gusts and how they will be affected by climate change. The Australian-Research-Council-funded project will include engaging with stakeholders who are affected by high winds, through the NSW State Government, and in association with the Bureau of Meteorology, giving the student experience with both theory and practical applications. The UNSW project supervisors will be Profs. Steven Sherwood and Jason Evans.

The ideal applicant will have an undergraduate degree in physics, mathematics, meteorology, engineering or another relevant discipline, and will have a strong academic background and/or relevant work experience. For more information, contact Prof. Steven Sherwood at

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Deep Convective Cloud Process Studies

Location: Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, NY, U.S.A.
Application Deadline: Position remains open until filled

The Cloud Processes Group has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The successful candidate will work with a team of scientists at BNL and partner institutions on understanding deep convective processes and aerosol-convection interactions. The candidate will have a strong interest in the use of observational datasets for the study of deep convective clouds. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.

Assistant Professor Position-Climate Resilience Specialist

Location: College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson/Pendleton (SC), USA
Application Deadline: 31 May 2021 or until position is filled

The Agricultural Sciences Department, within the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences (CAFLS) at Clemson University, is seeking to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Climate Resilience. This position is foundational to a state-wide, strategic water initiative. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded Research program on water and climate resilience. She/he will work within interdisciplinary teams and complement three recently hired Assistant Professors located at the SC Water Resources Center focused on water resources modeling, economics, policy, and sustainable water use.

ES197 NASA Earth Sciences Research Results Coordinator

Location: NASA Headquarters, Washington DC, U.S.A.
Application Deadline: Position remains open until filled

This position supports the Research and Analysis (R&A) component of NASA’s Earth Science Division (ESD), focusing on the content development based on results coming out of the R&A program and ESD management. A significant focus will be on the maintenance and evolution of the “results portal” that was developed in order to provide a consistent and user-friendly way for sharing of results between researchers, communicators, and managers. The successful candidate will coordinate with others involved in results dissemination and communication for the various components of ESD and work to assure integration and consistency of relevant products.

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist in Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics

Location: University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Application Deadline: review starts on 4 May 2020, position open until filled

The Meteorology Section of the Institute for Geosciences at the University of Bonn invites applications for a fixed-term 2.5-year position in the Hans-Ertel-Centre for Weather Research (HErZ) research area of “Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics” as a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist. The successful candidate will explore a post-processed reanalysis data set (i.e., surface reanalysis) with the aim of increasing the quality of the regional and local representation of climate in regional reanalysis data sets. The position involves developing a post-processing data assimilation system at or below 1km horizontal grid spacing and applying it to existing high-resolution regional reanalysis data (especially the COSMO reanalyses formerly developed in the research group) with observations not previously assimilated.

Assistant Professor

Location: William & Mary, Williamsburg (VA), USA
Application Deadline: 15 March 2021 or until position is filled

The Department of Geology at William & Mary invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the 2021-2022 academic year. We seek a broadly-trained geoscientist whose research and teaching interests may include hydrology, surface processes, sedimentology, and/or watershed processes. The successful candidate will teach courses and advise research students in their area of specialty as well as contribute introductory-level courses in geology and environmental science. The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a research program that incorporates mentorship of undergraduate research students.

Postdoc Opportunity: Convection-Permitting WRF Regional Climate Simulation

Location: University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, SK, Canada
Application Deadline: Position remains open until filled

This postdoctoral position is part of the pan-Canadian Global Water Futures (GWF) research program (, led by the University of Saskatchewan. The Postdoctoral Scientist will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to study scaling relationships for extreme precipitation in mid-latitude climates such as Canada. The position will contribute to the recently funded GWF Pillar 1 project entitled “Short-duration precipitation extremes in future climate” (Yanping Li, PI) and GWF Pillar 3 “Climate Related Precipitation Extremes” project (Francis Zwiers and Ron Stewart, Co-PIs).

Professor of Empire Innovation, Atmospheric Sciences Research Center

Location: Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC), Albany, NY, USA
Application Deadline: Position remains open until filled

The Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC) of the University at Albany, State University of New York, seeks to hire a permanent-track Professor of Empire Innovation (preference for mid-career and senior scientists) at the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, effective Fall 2021.

The successful candidate will be expected to strengthen ASRC and the university through (i) maintaining a strong externally funded research program; (ii) working with colleagues at ASRC and throughout the university on mutually beneficial research programs; (iii) recruiting and mentoring graduate students; and (iv) serving the broader missions of the Center and the University to educate and inform, promote sustainable economic growth and broaden community engagement. The candidate will be expected to make arrangements to teach in the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences or other university departments.

Researcher in Climate Modeling at the SWIO-Energy Project

Location: Universié de La Réunion, Saint-Denis, France
Application Deadline: Position remains open until filled

In the framework of a project of the regional cooperation programme “INTERREG V 2014- 2020” (European funding), the University of La Réunion (UR), in partnership with the University of Mauritius (UoM), is seeking a scientist in regional climate modeling for climate studies in the Southwest Indian Ocean.
The main objective of the SWIO-Energy project is to study the impact of climate change on renewable resources (solar, wind) at the local scale over La Réunion and Mauritius using ground measurements, satellite imagery, and simulations from regional climate models. The researcher will 1) work in collaboration with and under the responsibility of the project manager, himself overseen by the scientific manager of EnergyLab in charge of the project; and 2) interact with the study engineer in scientific calculation of the laboratory and the study engineer in data processing recruited as well on the project.

To apply, please send a letter of motivation and a CV to:
Dr. Béatrice Morel,
Patrick Jeanty,
Include the reference “Climate modeling researcher/SWIO-Energy”.

PGR Catchment Science Summer School 2021

Dates: 29 August – 3 September 2021
Location: Online event via ZOOM
Registration Deadline: 27 August 2021

The University of Birmingham Catchment Science Summer School is a 5-day short course that is intended for post-graduate students and post-docs interested in a hands-on catchment science curriculum, focusing on northern catchments, runoff processes and combined hydrometric, isotope/chemical tracer and modeling techniques in catchment hydrology. The learning objectives for this short course are to understand:
  • Rainfall-runoff processes
  • Rainfall-runoff model development, use, and testing
  • Hydrochemical and isotopic measurement and analyses
  • Linking field experiments with modeling approaches
  • Evolution of empirical and theoretical understanding of runoff processes
  • Landscape analysis, land-use and climate change impacts on streamflow