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[Met-jobs] 1-2 PhD student positions at FMI

From Hannele Korhonen <>
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Date Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:41:18 +0300


The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) is a service and research institute that produces high-quality observational and model data, and research findings on the atmosphere and seas. The Climate Research Unit at FMI consists of an experienced international staff with a broad expertise on atmospheric, oceanic and carbon cycle processes in the Earth System. We offer exciting work and an excellent, international training environment for early-carrier scientists!


We are now seeking 1-2 highly motivated PhD students to work on global-scale modelling of aerosol climate impacts. The successful applicant(s) will play an important role in a project that aims to improve the models’ description of aerosol-cloud interactions, which remain the single largest uncertainty in current estimates of climate change drivers. The position(s) will be funded by the highly competitive European Research Council’s Consolidator Grant scheme.


The currently open PhD student position(s) will focus on 1) implementing statistical emulators to a global climate model and 2) performing climate model simulations of current and future aerosol radiative impacts. The position(s) will be located in Helsinki, Finland, and have the duration of 2-4 years with a negotiable start date. Salary will be based on experience and performance according to the FMI salary scale (31,200 € to 33,600 € per annum).



Candidates with a MSc degree or equivalent (completed before the start of the contract) in relevant fields (e.g. geosciences, meteorology, physics, scientific computing) will be considered. Furthermore, a successful candidate must meet the following essential criteria:

·       Strong background in atmospheric sciences

·       Strong knowledge in numerical programming

·       Written and spoken fluency in English, and willingness to work internationally (including research visits abroad)

·       Good communication and organizational skills

·       Ability to carry out independent research as well as work as part of a team

·       Positive attitude and passion for science!


Other desirable qualifications are

·       Experience in Unix/Linux operating system and supercomputing

·       Good understanding of aerosol-cloud interactions

·       Experience in handling large data sets


To apply, send a short application together with a CV and publication list by email titled “PhD Student ERC/FMI” to (cc: at the latest 6th October 2016 at 12 noon (EEC).



For more details, please contact Research Professor Hannele Korhonen (, or tel. +358 40 8424 852).




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