July 2016
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[Met-jobs] PhD or Postdoctoral Position at ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

From Roger Brugge <>
To "" <>
Date Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:21:52 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

The group for land-climate dynamics at the Institute for Atmospheric
and Climate Sciences, ETH Zürich, has an opening within the ERC
Consolidator Grant DROUGHT-HEAT project (
<>) for a
PhD or Postdoctoral Position in atmospheric/climate science
(land-climate dynamics, climate change attribution)

The project aims at improving the understanding of land-climate
processes that determine the occurrence of extreme events, with a focus
on droughts and heatwaves.

For the third phase of the project we are seeking a PhD (3 years) or
Postdoctoral (2 years) candidate. The position will focus on the
assessment of the role of land-climate interactions for the attribution
of recent drought and heatwaves, as well as trends in these events.
The investigations will be based on 1) simulations with a
state-of-the-art Earth System Model (CESM,
<>) and 2) the analysis of newest
observational datasets. Collaborations with other modeling groups are
planned, in particular building upon the EU-FP7 EUCLEIA project
( <>). A focus of the project is to
disentangle the role of atmospheric circulation patterns vs regional
land conditions and feedbacks for the occurrence of droughts and
heatwaves under enhanced greenhouse gas concentrations.

The desired qualifications are: Master or PhD degree in climate and/or
environmental sciences, physics, statistics, computational sciences or a
closely related discipline; experience with a higher programming
language (e.g. R, Matlab); fluency in English; good communication
skills; interest in land-climate dynamics and climate extremes research.
Previous experience in climate modeling or climate statistics is of

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Sonia I. Seneviratne
at <> (no
application documents) and/or visit our website

We are looking forward to receive your online application:

Please send it to: ETH Zurich, Human Resources, Mr. Olivier Meyrat,
CH-8092 Zurich.

Reviewing of the applications will start on July 20, 2016, and will
continue until the position is filled. The position start is planned for
September/October 2016, although a later date is possible under
particular circumstances. ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and family
friendly employer. We specifically encourage women to apply.

ETH Zurich
Prof. Sonia I. Seneviratne
Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science
CHN N11, Universitätstrasse 16, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
Personal assistant: Barbara Aellig,

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