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[Met-jobs] Funded PhD positions at the Charles University, Prague - regional climate modeling and climate model data analysis

From Peter Huszar <huszarpet@yahoo.com>
To Met-jobs <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Thu, 5 Mar 2020 11:34:26 +0000 (UTC)

Dear MetJobs List users,

three funded PhD positions with contract are opening at the Department of Atmospheric Physics at Charles University in PragueCzech Republic aiming at modeling regional climate and climate model data analysis.

The positions are available from July 1, 2020. The applicants will enter the Ph.D. study program in October 1, 2020.
The tasks will be fulfilled within the project of the Czech Technological Agency: Perun - Prediction, assessment and sensitivity analysis of selected systems, influence of the drought and climate change in the Czech Republic. The successful candidates will join a young and ambitious research team at the Charles University and, within the project, will collaborate with other Czech research institutes (Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences etc.). The Ph.D. study of the candidates will be fully funded, partly from the mentioned project and partly as a regular monthly stipendium with about net 1000 EUR/month income (the stipendium is gradually increasing during the study – for details about the phd studies, please visit https://kfa.mff.cuni.cz/phd).

All three positions will be connected to development, analysis and validation of regional climate models (RCMs). The contribution of the PhD student may include:

  • Implementation of specific parameterization into RCM experiments
  • Analysis of RCM experiments focused on urbanization
  • Analysis of CMIP global climate models outputs and related experiments oriented on long-term forecast
  • Analysis of the downscaled model results within the EuroCORDEX Activity including FPS Convection experiments
  • Running own RCM experiments oriented on the dynamical downscaling, application and comparison of various methods for bias correction

Requirements:

1) Master-of-Science-equivalent degree in meteorology and/or environmental physics with fulfilled courses of climatology, climate dynamics, atmospheric physics (focus on cloud and precipitation physics)
2) The candidate should have good to very good experience in Unix / Linux working environments and programming skills in Python or R, and Fortran.
3) Strong communication in English language (spoken and written)
4) Willingness to interact with an interdisciplinary science community
5) A creative mind-set for scientific research


For more information, please visit: https://kfa.mff.cuni.cz/phd.projects



Applications:
Please send your application by March 31, 2020 to kfa@mff.cuni.cz

Please include:
  • Academic CV and a pdf of your diplomas including (link to the) the diploma thesis
  • List of course topics related to meteorology, air quality, climate modelling or atmospheric physics
  • Specification of programming and language skills
  • List of publications (if any)
  • List of research projects (if any)
  • Statement of research interests and career goals, indicating why you are interested in the position
  • List of at least two references: names, phone numbers, and email


We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Peter Huszar
Academic Scientist
Department of Atmospheric Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Charles University
Prague, Czech Republic



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