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[Met-jobs] Climate modelling, regional climate models and analysis of the climate models output - Central and Eastern Europe call

From Petr Pisoft <>
Date Wed, 8 Apr 2020 13:12:08 +0200

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 Climate modelling, regional climate models and analysis of the climate models output.

We strongly encourage potential candidates from Visegrad countries (Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) and also from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine to apply for these positions. Candidates from those countries may apply for additional support up to 2,500 EUR /semester for the first year from the Visegrad Scholarship Program (for details see

The deadline for this call has been extended to 30. 4. 2020.

The position is supposed to be available from July 2020. The applicants will enter the Ph.D. study program in October 1, 2020.
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
All positions will be fulfilled within the project of the Czech Technological Agency – Perun: Prediction, assessment and sensitivity analysis of selected systems, influence of the draught and climate change in the Czech Republic. Some previous experience with regional climate modelling will be advantage. The successful candidates will join a young and ambitious research team at DAP. FMP in Prague and within the project will collaborate with other Czech research institutes (Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences etc.). Ph Ph.D. of the candidates will be fully funded, partly from the mentioned project and partly as a regular monthly stipendium with net income starting at 1000 EUR/month (+the stipendium is gradually increased during the study – for details, please see and 

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:

Please send your application by April 30, 2020 to

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!

Petr Pisoft

Assoc. Prof. Petr Pisoft, Ph.D.

Department of Atmospheric Physics
Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
V Holesovickach 747/2, 180 00 Prague 8
phone: 00420 951 552 540, fax: 00420 951 552 533
e-mail:, www:

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