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[Met-jobs] Postdoc Meteorology / Extreme value statistics 50% - 100% at the University of Bern

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Olivia Romppainen-Martius

Postdoc Position in Meteorology / Extreme value statistics 50 – 100%, University of Bern, Switzerland

The Climate Impact group at the University of Bern is looking for a postdoc in the fields of atmospheric dynamics, meteorology or applied extreme value statistics. The Climate Impact group is funded by the Swiss Mobiliar Insurance Company and our research focuses on extreme weather events in Switzerland. Of particular interest are the dynamics and the predictability of hailstorms, weather conditions leading to extreme precipitation and flood events, and the spatial correlation and temporal clustering of precipitation and discharge extremes, all with a focus on Switzerland.

The main responsibilities of the postdoc will be to carry out independent research in one of the fields described above, to supervise MSc and PhD students, to present the research results at international conferences, to publish in peer reviewed journals, and to assist with the teaching. The teaching load will be low to moderate.


To apply you should have either a PhD in meteorology, atmospheric dynamics or a PhD in applied statistics. Ideally you want to pursue an academic career and are interested in taking on your own independent research and supervision responsibilities.

The first contract will be for two years, but funding is available for an extension of up to 5 years (September 2020). An extension will be conditioned on working toward a habilitation thesis.

The preferred starting date is either Fall 2015 or Spring 2016.

To apply please send electronically a motivation letter, a short statement on your relevant experience and research interests, a CV, a list of publications, and the names and contact information of at least two referees to Prof. Olivia Romppainen-Martius (

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled, but preference is given to applications received before 1 August 2015.

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