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[Met-jobs] 3 year Postdoc position in Atmospheric Science at TU Delft, the Netherlands

From Louise Nuijens <>
Date Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:43:01 +0200

3 year Postdoc position in Atmospheric Science at TU Delft, the Netherlands

Job description

Do even the smallest clouds simply drift with the wind? This question is at the heart of the ERC Starting Grant project CloudBrake, which strives to understand the impact of momentum transport by cumulus convection on large-scale patterns of winds. CloudBrake's goal is to expose relationships between clouds and winds to estimate the amount of cumulus friction (convective momentum transport) in different boundary layer flows, which is important for numerical weather prediction, climate modelling, and wind energy design.

We are looking for a Postdoc to join our team in 2018. As a Postdoc you will be responsible for revisiting the treatment of convective momentum transport in existing parameterizations in global models, informed by high-resolution simulations and process studies. You will develop and test different ways to include cumulus friction effects, through AMIP and Aquaplanet runs, and evaluate its impact on climate and climate change. Your research focuses on, but is not exclusive to, the German ICON model, in collaboration with the Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) in Hamburg, Germany.


Have you obtained your PhD in Atmospheric or Earth System Science, and do you have extensive computing experience with a global model? Do you have the conceptual mind set to make the step from process studies and simulations to parameterization? And can you collaborate and effectively communicate your work?

During your appointment you are expected to perform individual research as part of a team with a broader goal, to help guide PhD students and interact with researchers at climate modelling institutes, and to give presentations at international conferences and write a number of publications.  

Applicants should have

• a PhD degree in Atmospheric Science or Earth system science

• experience with running a global climate or numerical weather prediction model.

• excellent computing skills

• a conceptual mindset

• proficiency in written and spoken English.  

Additional information

For more information on salary and the conditions of employment at TU Delft please visit the job listing on Academic Transfer here.

For other questions about this position, please contact Dr. Louise Nuijens, phone: +31 (0)15-2785956, e-mail: To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV and a letter of application by 30 August 2018 to

Your application should include (a) your CV, (b) your letter of motivation, including your possible start date and the names and contact information of at least two references (max. 2 pages), and (c) copies of your degree and your transcripts (courses and grades). Please e-mail all your application information in one single PDF entitled Lastname_ CITG18-32.pdf. Applications will be reviewed in September. The appointment will have a start date as soon as possible, but not later than January 1, 2019.


Louise Nuijens
Dept of Geosciences & Remote Sensing
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Phone: +31 15 27 85956
Mail: PO-box 5048, 2600 GA Delft
Office: 2.22 (Bldg 23), Stevinweg 1, 2628 CN Delft  

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