Postdoctoral Position in Meteorology

Uppsala University Department of Earth Sciences


Postdoctoral in Meteorology

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

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 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 %

For further information about the position please contact: Professor Anna Rutgersson, 018-4712523 or Dr Erik Nilsson, 018-4717182

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%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/821

Last application date: 2020-05-15

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