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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Position at ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

From Roger Brugge <>
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Date Sat, 29 Jul 2017 11:21:55 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Postdoctoral position in Urban Microclimate Modelling

The Chair of Hydrology and Water Resources Management, Institute of
Environmental Engineering, at ETH Zurich has a vacancy at the Future
Cities Laboratory (Singapore-ETH Centre) for one Postdoctoral position
in Urban Microclimate Modelling

The project “Ecosystem services in the urban landscape" (ESS), aims at
finding ways of incorporating knowledge about tropical urban ecosystem
services into design, both at a local scale and across larger city
landscapes. The project is modular and highly interdisciplinary with a
combination of scientists with backgrounds in plant ecology, landscape
ecology, hydrology and landscape architecture and from multiple
countries. The ecohydrology module of the project aims to quantify the
role of vegetation and architectural design in providing benefits at
different spatial scales. In particular, it will focus on the role that
vegetation plays in enhancing the thermal comfort including the
reduction of air temperature and humidity as well as providing shading.
Most of the work will be conducted in Singapore, but the developed tools
will be applicable over a much wider area of tropical South-East Asia.

The Singapore-ETH Centre is a multidisciplinary research centre located
in Singapore, which was established by ETH Zurich in 2010. The centre
forms part of the CREATE campus of the National Research Founda-tion of
Singapore. Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) is one of two large research
programmes run under the auspices of the Singapore-ETH Centre. The core
of the FCL approach lies in integrating science, technology and design
in order to better understand urban systems, provide tools to improve
their construction and management, and shape the future of cities by
providing design scenarios based upon the best technology and scientific

We are looking for a candidate with a PhD degree preferably in the field
of Atmospheric Sciences, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Hydrometeorology,
Hydrology, or a related discipline that includes specific and broad
knowledge in the area of microclimate and hydrology with focus on
surface energy budget and urban environments. Candidates with an
interdisciplinary background are particularly welcome, but knowledge of
numerical modelling tools is considered essential. The candidate will be
responsible for completing the scientific tasks of the ecohydrology
module within the “Ecosystem services in the urban landscape” (ESS)
project as well as interfacing with other project partners.

Organisational and oral/written communication skills are therefore
required. An excellent command of English is essential. Previous
experience with similar research in urban environments and in urban-heat
island issues rep-resents an additional asset. Knowledge and/or
experience with large-eddy simulations (LES) is evaluated very
positively. Quantitative and modelling skills, thereby including
programming skills, are a prerequisite for the position. Theoretical and
modelling work is expected to be the focus of the position. The
successful candidate will be offered a Postdoc position for two years.
The contract conditions follow the Singapore-ETH Centre regulations.
Singapore is an attractive city rated very high in terms of life quality
and living standards. Work location: CREATE Tower, NUS University Town,
We look forward to receiving your online application including a
motivation letter, a detailed CV with publication list and contact
details of 2 to 3 reference persons. Please note that we exclusively
accept applications submitted through our online application portal.
Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. Should
you run into difficulties when submitting your application please send
an email to <>
for advice. The position remains open until a suitable candidate is
found. The expected appointment date is the earliest possible.

For further information about the position please visit our website.
Questions regarding the positon should be directed to Prof. Paolo
Burlando by email <>
or to Dr. Simone Fatichi
<> (no applications).

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