Postdoc in meteorology
Sort on published: 2018-05-15
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Description of research/duties
The wind resource over the sea is generally larger than over land, making offshore localization of wind power attractive. The purpose of the current project is to investigate wind climates over inland seas and coastal areas. Difficulties are found in more accurate assessment of the wind climate over sea due to factors such as how the dynamic wave field should be included in the calculations. Over the inland sea (Baltic Sea), the meteorological conditions for open sea conditions also differ due to the proximity to
land. This may produces effects such as low level jets, which has a major impact on the wind resource. In the project, an in-depth study of these factors for the Baltic Sea is being conducted in order to recommend a best model set-up for wind power-related studies in this region. The employment consists mainly of research. Teaching will be included in the assignments, maximum 20%.
The requirement for this position is a PhD in meteorology or corresponding competence, with experience of numerical mesoscale modelling.
To be eligible for a position as Post-doc, the applicant must hold a PhD or equivalent. The applicants PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application date. The PhD can be older than three years if there are special circumstances. Such special circumstances can be periods of sick leave, parental leave etc, which are deducted from the three-year period.
In ranking eligible candidates, special importance will be given to scientific skills in relation to the subject area specified.
In filling this position the university aims to recruit the person who, in the combined evaluation of competence, skills and documented qualifications, is judged most suitable to carry out and develop the work-in-hand and to contribute to a positive development of the department.
How to apply
The application should include a short description of the applicant and his/her research interests. It should also include a CV, copies of relevant examination certificates, a copy of the PhD Thesis and publications as well as other relevant documents.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. Striving to achieve a more even gender balance, women are especially encouraged to apply for this position.
Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: As soon as possible, upon agreement.
Type of position: Temporary full time position (100%) of two years.
For further information about the position please contact
Erik Sahlée, tel. +46 (0)18-471 2569, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your application by 6 June 2018, UFV-PA 2018/1677.
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Placement: Department of Earth Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/1677
Last application date: 2018-06-06