Researcher in Climate Dynamics and Extremes

Uppsala University

Uppsala, , SE

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The Department of Earth Sciences of Uppsala University is one of the most complete such academic departments in Europe. Our research focuses on subjects that range from the Earth’s core to the atmosphere, on scales from submicroscopic structures in minerals to the formation of mountains and oceans. We have teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. Our courses offer a wide range within the geoscience area and several of the department’s programs have received the highest rating in evaluations by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (Högskoleverket) and the Swedish Higher Education Authority (Universitetskanslersämbetet). Please visit: for more information about the department.

The Programme for Air, Water, and Landscape Science encompasses education and research in meteorology, hydrology, environmental analysis, and physical geography. More information on the programs science can be found at

The researcher will work within a research group, which focuses on the dynamics of extreme climate events in the mid and high latitudes and their interactions with other components of the Earth System. More information on ongoing research can be found at The exact focus of the research is flexible, providing a unique opportunity for the candidate to develop his/her own original ideas. Possible topics may include – but are not limited to – the identification of recurring planetary wave-breaking patterns linked to regional extremes, the use of machine learning approaches and dynamical systems theory to characterise the predictability of extremes and the use of numerical models to study the occurrence of compound extremes. The researcher, if s/he so wishes, will also have the opportunity to engage in teaching/supervising duties.

A Ph. D. or a corresponding degree in Physics, Mathematics, Meteorology, Climate Science or similar disciplines with experience of atmospheric/climate studies is required. The applicant must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Additional qualifications:
Experience with statistical analysis, machine learning, numerical climate models and atmospheric dynamics, as well as appropriate computing and coding skills are a merit. The ranking of the candidates will also accord weight to evidence of independent thinking, quality of peer-reviewed publications and ability to interact effectively in a multi-disciplinary research environment. Experience in private sector employment in fields relevant to the position will also be positively evaluated.

The application should contain:

(i)                 A Curriculum Vitae.

(ii)               A short research statement (max. 2 pages) describing some existing knowledge gaps that the applicant would like to explore during the employment.

(iii)             A list of publications in peer-reviewed international journals.

(iv)              Two references (names and full contact details, including a phone number).

Salary: Individually negotiated salary.

Starting date: As agreed

Type of position: Temporary, full-time position (100%) of 21 months.

For further information about the position please contact:

Gabriele Messori, e-mail: [email protected]

Please submit your application by 16 July 2020, UFV-PA 2020/2227

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