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[Met-jobs] PhD position in Atmospheric Science at ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

From "Domeisen Daniela" <>
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Date Thu, 29 Aug 2019 15:03:18 +0000

We invite applications for a PhD position at the Institute for Atmospheric and 
Climate Science (IAC) at ETH Zurich (Switzerland). 

Project background

Long-term weather predictions on weekly to monthly timescales are crucial for a 
wide range of sectors. The stratosphere contributes to this predictability in 
the aftermath of extreme stratospheric events, so-called sudden stratospheric 
warming (SSW) events. These events can lead to persistent cold weather over 
large parts of the Northern Hemisphere and thereby increase long-term 
predictability. Less is known about the origin and predictability of SSW events 

Job description

The goal of this project is to investigate the wave dynamics and predictability 
of extreme stratospheric events. We are looking for a candidate for a PhD 
position in the group of D. Domeisen at the Institute for Atmospheric and 
Climate Science at ETH Zurich. The project will address the predictability of 
the stratosphere on sub-seasonal to seasonal timescales using tools ranging 
from simple to complex numerical models. The PhD candidate will work on the 
theory of SSW events, perform model simulations, and perform data analysis. The 
aim is to advance our understanding of the causes and predictability of sudden 
stratospheric warming events.

Your profile

The candidate is expected to have a Master's degree in atmospheric science, 
applied mathematics, physics, or a related field, with a strong interest in 
atmospheric fluid dynamics. A background in atmospheric dynamics is an 
advantage. Excellent coding skills are an advantage. The candidate should speak 
English fluently, and have excellent communication skills.

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science 
and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge 
fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 
30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place 
that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. 
Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we 
work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and 


We look forward to receiving your online application by September 30 including 
the following documents: CV, motivation letter, degree certificates, and names 
and contact information of two references. Please note that we exclusively 
accept applications submitted through our online application portal. 
Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For further information about the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate 
Science, please visit our website: For information about the 
research group visit 
Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Daniela Domeisen 
by email at (no applications).

For more information and to apply:

Daniela Domeisen
Atmospheric Predictability

ETH Zürich
Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science
Universitätstrasse 16
8092 Zürich, Switzerland

Phone:  +41 44 633 36 25

Group Website:
Personal Website:

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