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Career Opportunities

Training Opportunities

Scientific Officer

Location: World Climate Research (WCR) Division Science and Innovation Department, Geneva, Switzerland
Application Deadline: 11 March 2021

Under the overall guidance of the Director of the Science and Innovation (D/SI) and the direct supervision of the Head of the World Climate Research Division (H/WCR), the incumbent will perform the following duties:
  • Provide overall programmatic support to key World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) science activities including, but not limited to, those covering the WCRP Science Objective on “Fundamental understanding of the climate system”;
  • Support the Head of the Division with regard to the development and realization of the WCRP Implementation and Transition process;
  • Work closely with the staff in the Division to jointly meet key objectives;
  • Coordinate with the WCRP International Project Offices, as necessary;
  • Work with relevant activities to provide regular budget and funding updates, and assist the Head of Division in identifying possible sources of funding;
  • Liaise and coordinate with the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) and the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) in the SI Department as well as other activities as appropriate (e.g., ensuring connections with WMO Technical Commissions, the Research Board and other WCRP co-sponsored activities);
  • Maintain current knowledge of climate research progress relevant to the WCRP;
  • Work with other WMO Departments and WCRP’s co-sponsors to identify and support opportunities for early career, underrepresented, and developing country researchers;
  • Represent the WCRP (and when appropriate the SI Department) in national and international meetings, as required;
  • Under the guidance of the Head of the Division, work with the WCRP co-sponsors;
  • Carry out other relevant duties as required.

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Dynamical Atmospheric Modeling

Location: Université de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Application Deadline: 15 March 2021

The Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics of the faculty of geosciences and environment seeks a postdoctoral researcher in dynamical atmospheric modeling. The successful candidate will work within the research project “Rainfall and Floods in Future Cities”. 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 in extreme rainfall events and intensities. For this position, the postdoctoral researcher will focus on high space-time resolution modeling of rainfall in urban environments using convective-permitting models (CPM), and on understanding the urban climate processes that affect extreme rainfall.

Assistant Professor

Location: William & Mary, Williamsburg (VA), USA
Application Deadline: 15 March 2021

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.

PhD Student in Urban Rainfall (16989)

Location: Université de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Application Deadline: 15 March 2021

The Institute of earth surface dynamics of the Faculty of geosciences and environment opens a position of PhD student in Urban Rainfall. The PhD thesis will be part of the 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 candidate will focus on analyzing the space-time rainfall variability in urban environments using remote-sensing devices and ground sensors, and on understanding the urban climate processes that affect extreme rainfall.

PhD Student: Quantifying the actual and potential contribution of nature-based solutions to global water security

Location: Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Application Deadline: 19 March 2021

The student will be based in the Hydrology and Water Resources Laboratory at Imperial College London, which manages a large portfolio of research projects on the interface between hydrology, water resources management, and sustainable development. This project will quantify the actual and potential contribution of nature-based solutions to global water security through a combination of field experiments in the tropical Andes and the UK, and advanced computational modelling using the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator. The student will also work closely with our international partners, in particular a large development project funded by USAID and the Canadian Government to operationalize the use of nature-based solutions for water security in Peru.

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.

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”.

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.

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.