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Career Opportunities

Training Opportunities

Hydrology Section Manager

Location: Bureau of Meteorology, any state or territory office, Australia
Application Deadline: 18 May 2021

The Hydrology Section Manager is a newly defined role within the Science and Innovation Group of The Bureau of Meteorology’s Research Program. The selected candidate will lead the scientific development of seamless hydrological services and ensure coherence across all the Bureau’s hydrological applications. The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to define and drive the implementation of the reorganization’s main aims and deliver:
  1. A clear alignment with the Research Program’s body of work with the four outcomes of the Bureau’s Research and Development Plan 2020-2030;
  2. The integration of hydrological modeling within the Research Program;
  3. An alignment of the research program capability with the newly created Research to Operations Program within the Science and Innovation Group; and
  4. Several projects in development that will set and prioritize the investments necessary to achieve the four objectives of the Research and Development Plan.

Scientist to Work on Km-Scale Land-Atmosphere Modeling

Location: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), Bonn, Germany
Application Deadline: 15 April 2021

The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) has an exciting opportunity for a Scientist to work on the H2020 NextGEMS project. The role of this position is to further develop the representation of the land-atmosphere interaction in ECMWF’sIntegrated Forecasting System(IFS)as part of NextGEMS.
NextGEMS aims to develop a new generation of global coupled Storm-Resolving Earth System Models (SR-ESMs), exploring kilometre-scale simulations (2-4 km both in the atmosphere and the ocean) with an explicit representation of essential Earth system processes, such as ocean mesoscale eddies,atmospheric deep convectionand certain orographic processes.

Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Chairmanship 2021-2024

Location: Not applicable
Application Deadline: 16 April 2021

The Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) project is one of the core projects of the World Climate Resarch Programme (WCRP), serving as the focal point for climate science related to the cryosphere, its variability and change, and interaction with the broader climate system.

CliC is now launching an open call for nominations for chairmanship. Self-nominations are encouraged. Please fill in this form and send it to no later than April 16th 2021. If you have questions, please contact present co-chairs Fiamma Straneo ( or James Renwick (

15 Early Stage Researcher PhD Studentships

Location: Multiple locations in Europe
Application Deadline: 22 April 2021

The new H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020 program inventWater: “Inventive forecasting tools for adapting water quality management to a new climate” is offering 15 Early-Stage Researcher positions across 10 top European research institutions and universities. The 15 projects and host institutions are:
  • ESR-1: A new generation of coupled watershed-lake water quality models operating at multiple scales, Aarhus University, Denmark.
  • ESR-2: Machine learning methods integrating climate and water monitoring data to support modelling future water quality in lakes and reservoirs over decades, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Germany.
  • ESR-3: Improving forecasts of phytoplankton blooms using high frequency satellite observations, The University of Stirling, UK.
  • ESR-4 : Incorporating water management in an Earth System Model for improved climate, impact and adaptation modelling, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium).
  • ESR-5 : Innovative forecasting approaches to assess future trends in pollutant flows from land to water systems for advancing sectoral water quality services, Wageningen University, The Netherlands.
  • ESR-6 : New global indicators for the impacts of global changes on water quality to improve management and policy making, International Institute for Applied System Analysis, Austria.
  • ESR-7 : Assisting decision making with water quality predictions based on short-term weather forecasts, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland.
  • ESR-8 : Producing climate services related to seasonal and decadal prediction for an improved management of lakes devoted to drinking water supply, Catalan Institute for Water Research, Spain.
  • ESR-9 : Combining forecasting tools and adaptive monitoring strategies for fast reaction plans for aquatic ecosystems at risk, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research, Germany.
  • ESR-10 : Solutions for existing and future challenges in water governance, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research, Germany.
  • ESR-11 : Adaptation strategies against progressing anoxia in lakes, The University of Stirling, UK.
  • ESR-12 : Forecasting the phenology, production, and distribution of diadromous fish in order to enable climate adaptation in fish management, University College Cork, Ireland.
  • ESR-13 : Forecasting feedbacks between the climate system and carbon dynamics in lakes and reservoirs under adaptation scenarios, Catalan Institute for Water Research, Spain.
  • ESR-14 : Forecasting trade-offs between the food-energy-water-environment nexus and opportunities for adaptation, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium).
  • ESR-15 : Adaptation measures based on smart nutrient management at the catchment scale for future-proof water quality, Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

Ph.D. position: Urban Water Resources Modeling

Location: Clemson University, Clemson (SC), USA
Application Deadline: 30 April 2021

The Hydrosystem & Hydroinformatics Research (HHR) group at Clemson University is looking for a talented Ph.D. student to work on a recent funded project. The successful candidate will conduct research on hydroinformatics tools development for urban water modeling research activities and outreach program. Publication record, strong programing and analytical background, and prior experience in surface water modeling research are preferred qualification.

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 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.

Postdoctoral researcher in dynamical atmospheric modelling

Location: University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Application Deadline: position open until filled

The successful candidate will work within the research project “Rainfall and Floods in Future Cities”, founded by the SNSF Eccellenza. The overarching goal of the project is to improve the knowledge of how the magnitude and occurrence of floods will change in future cities following the changes that are foreseen to extreme rainfall events and intensities.
In particular for this position the postdoctoral researcher will focus on high space- time resolution modelling of rainfall in urban environments using convective- permitting models (CPM), and on understanding the urban climate processes that affect extreme rainfall. If interested, please contact directly dr. Nadav Peleg (

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.

Aerosol Measurement and Research Scientist

Location: Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton (NY), USA
Application Deadline: Position remains open until filled

The Environmental and Climate Sciences Department is seeking an individual to serve as the lead mentor of the DOE ARM User Facility’s ( Aerosol Observing System (AOS.)
The AOS lead mentor oversees the builds, management, and deployments for the AOS infrastructure and instrument systems, the individual instrument mentors that comprise the system, and liaises with ARM management to ensure efficiency and scientific relevance in these areas.
The individual will also be expected to pursue scientific research utilizing AOS measurements.

Mesoscale Meteorology Post-Doctoral Position

Location: Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E), La Jolla, CA, USA
Application Deadline: Preference Given to Applications Submitted by 1 October 2020, open until filled

This postdoctoral scientist will contribute to research on understanding the mechanisms for high-intensity precipitation in the Western U.S. during winter storms with particular focus on frontally-forced convection and orographic convection. The candidate’s primary responsibility will be evaluating the performance of research and operational numerical weather prediction systems in representing these mechanisms and their ability to provide actionable information on related hazards.

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”.

ACCESS XVI 16th Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists”
Dates: 29 July – 1 August 2021
Location: To be determined
Application Deadline: 31 March 2021

The purpose of ACCESS is to bring together young researchers in atmospheric chemistry and representatives of the principal federal government agencies that fund atmospheric chemistry research to engage in scientific discussion and interaction. The meetings will forge future professional relationships, and the entire atmospheric science community will benefit by becoming more aware of innovations in atmospheric chemistry through presentations by ACCESS participants and through these interactions.

Attendance at ACCESS is limited to 25 participants, who are selected by a committee based on the significance and achievement of the applicant’s thesis or postdoctoral research, the application, and a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s primary thesis advisor or postdoctoral advisor.

7th International Baltic Earth Summer School

Location: Askö Laboratory of Stockholm University, Baltic Sea Centre, Askö, Sweden
Application Deadline: 1 May 2021

The course will focus on past and future changes in climate of the Baltic Sea region. The Baltic Sea is a semi-enclosed sea with a large freshwater supply from rivers of the adjacent catchment area in the transition zone between maritime and continental climates in northern Europe. Students will be introduced into fundamental processes of the atmosphere, ocean, sea-ice and land surface with relevance for the climate system. Further basic methods of the analysis and modeling of the regional climate system will be introduced, including the statistical analysis of time series to identify changes in regional climate. students will also be introduced into the functioning of the wind-driven and thermohaline circulations of the Baltic Sea. Furthermore, the course will deal with coupled atmosphere-ocean climate models, climate change, the greenhouse gas effect and other drivers of regional climate, dynamical downscaling, and the variability of circulation and regional climate.