Postdoctoral position in meteorology
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Postdoctoral position in meteorology, focusing extreme events in the coastal zone
The Department of Earth Sciences is one of the most complete such academic departments in Europe. Our research focuses on subjects that range from the Earth’s core to the atmosphere, on scales from sub-microscopic structures in minerals to the formation of mountains and oceans. We have teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. Our courses offer a wide range within the geoscience area and several of the department's programs have received the highest rating in evaluations by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (Högskoleverket) and the Swedish Higher Education Authority (Universitetskanslersämbetet). For more information see www.geo.uu.se. The successful candidate will join the research program Air, Water and Landscape Science.
Duties/Project description: The position is funded by the project ExtremeCoasts; Extreme events in the coastal zone – a multidisciplinary approach for better preparedness. The purpose of the project is to investigate to what extent climate change alters the occurrence of extreme events, including storms, storm surges as well as heavy precipitation, and the severity of their impacts in the coastal zone. The project is a collaboration between Uppsala university, SMHI and DTU (Technical University of Denmark). The work will include modelling of coastal processes using meteorological as well as societal and engineering models. Special focus will be given to uncertainty analysis.
Requirements: To qualify for an employment as a postdoctoral researcher you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in meteorology, oceanography, statistics or computational science or similar. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. Good knowledge of English in both speech and writing is required.
Additional qualifications: Experience in numerical modelling, uncertainty analysis or coastal extreme analysis is a merit. Experience with the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model and/or regional or global climate modelling is also a merit. Experience in working with scientific analysis of ocean and climate data and understanding of ocean/climate processes is beneficial, as is good programming skills.
Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 01-09-2020 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position for two years according to central collective agreement.
Scope of employment: 100 %
Please submit your application by May 15 2020, UFV-PA 2020/821.
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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
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/821
Last application date: 2020-05-15
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