Postdoc project in climate dynamics

ETH Zurich


November 1, 2021


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  • Postdoc project in climate dynamics

    60%-100%, Zurich, fixed-term

    The Atmospheric Circulation group at the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science (IAC), led by Prof. Sebastian Schemm, is a growing team of weather and climate enthusiasts. It has its research focus on a range of topics at the interface between weather and climate dynamics and on high-​resolution atmospheric modelling. Details of our research can be found at www.

    Project background

    The Atmospheric Circulation Group at ETH Zurich is searching for a 2-year postdoctoral researcher to work embedded in a team at ETH and in collaboration with colleagues at LMD, Paris, on the eddy kinetic and available potential energy cycle in simulations of future climates. We are interested in a broad range of topics such as changes in the baroclinic conversion efficiency, the diabatic generation of potential energy, storm tracks from Eulerian and Lagrangian perspectives, the dependencies of the results on the model resolution and the interplay with ocean eddies and the jet stream.

    Job description

    You idealy have experience working with climate model data, the development of suitable diagnostics, the ability to generalize results and a deep understanding of weather and climate dynamics. Furthermore, a Ph.D. in physics, atmospheric or computer sciences, or any other related field is required.

    It goes without saying that non-linear CVs are welcome, career breaks are not considered as a disadvantage and part-time work is of course possible.

    Possible starting dates: 1 January 2022 or 1 February 2022 with some flexibility.

    Your profile
  • Ph.D degree in atmospheric science, meteorology, physics, mathematics, computer science, or a related field with a very strong interest or experience in weather and climate dynamics and climate modelling
  • Curiosity and an open mind
  • The ability to work both in a team and independently
  • Very good spoken and written English language skills for communication within the group, for the presentation of scientific results at international conferences and in written papers are required
  • ETH Zurich

    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 tomorrow.

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    We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • CV (max. 5 pages)
  • Letter of motivation (max. 1 page)
  • Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. certificates and transcripts
  • A list of most relevant publications (we are not interested in the number of publications, but in the ones you think are your best)
  • Contact information of two references
  • Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal until 1 November. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. The position will remain open until filled.

    Further information about the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science can be found on our website www. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Sebastian Schemm via email (no applications).

    In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit ourEqual Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

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