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[Met-jobs] PostDoc position at the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Bologna, Italy

From "Daniele Mastrangelo" <>
Date Mon, 6 Jul 2020 11:09:07 +0200

Working place: Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, CNR-ISAC,
Bologna, Italy.
Duration: 1 year, renewable.
Starting date: September 2020
Responsible of research: Daniele Mastrangelo

- analysis of large-scale atmospheric patterns, and their predictability,
from ensemble medium-range (beyond forecast day 7 and up to day 15) and
subseasonal (beyond forecast week 2 and up to week 5) forecasts;
- detection of the influence of large-scale atmospheric patterns on the
conditions of major interest for the European energy production and
trading sectors;
- evaluation and improvements of the skill in forecasting atmospheric
patterns and weather regimes.

Required scientific and technical skills:
- familiarity with mid-latitude dynamics, sources of atmospheric
predictability on the medium- and extended-range, tropical-extratropical
- numerical meteorological modelling, preferably global models and
ensemble forecasting systems;
- proved ability in the analysis and verification of model simulations;
- familiarity with the Linux environment;
- knowledge of programming languages and tool for the analysis and
visualization of large amounts of data (e.g., Python, R, NCL, MATLAB,
- fluency in spoken and written English.

Desirable skills:
Experience in diagnostics and predictability studies of the influence of
large scale patterns (NAO, AO, MJO, ENSO) on the European region.

The amount of the research grant, 12 (twelve) monthly payments, is set at
EUR 22000 net of expenses in charge of CNR. This amount does not include
remuneration for travels in Italy or abroad that will be necessary to
carry out the research activities related to the grant.

Requirements for admission to the selection:
Individuals who, regardless their nationality or age, are in possession of
the following requirements on the deadline date for submission of
applications, may apply to this selection:
- Ph.D. in Physics, Geophysics, Meteorology, Oceanography, Climate
Dynamics, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics, or an
equivalent subject.
All qualifications obtained abroad (master degree, doctorate, and any
other qualification) shall be recognized in Italy in accordance with
current legislation (information on the website of the Ministry of
University and Scientific Research:

Deadline and contact:
Although the official closure date has still to be set, the selection
process will take place as soon as possible in September. If interested on
this position send a CV including information on previous work experience
and publications to

Daniele Mastrangelo
Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate
Via Gobetti 101, I-40129 Bologna
tel: +39 051 639 9602
fax: +39 051 639 9658

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