Postdoc position – Analysis of climate model outputs and model uncertainties

Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Closing date: 25 February 2024

The Department of Atmospheric Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague (Czech Republic) wishes to fill one full-time postdoc position in the field of Meteorology and Climatology with a focus on analysis of climate model outputs and their uncertainties.

Position available from April 1st 2024 and is for a 3 year period with possible extensions up to 9 years in total.

Gross monthly salary (depending on previous eligible experience) starting at 65.000 CZK. In addition, Charles University offers an attractive career development programme, progressive salary increases for successful project applications, significant publication bonuses and the opportunity to move into an academic position with a tenure track.

The candidate will join the climate modelling and analysis team of the department involved in the Project of Johannes Amos Comenius Programme (P JAC) “Natural and anthropogenic geohazards” no. CZ.02.01.01/00/22_008/0004605.

Charles University is looking for a person with a strong background in atmospheric physics, meteorology and climatology, with rich experience in statistical analysis of global and regional climate model outputs. The task will include post-processing and analyzing model results, applying statistical methods for their assessment, analyzing model uncertainties, presenting analyses at conferences and publishing regularly in peer-reviewed journals.

In addition to a relevant educational background, the candidate is expected to have a good working knowledge of UNIX-based operating systems, good programming skills in one or more languages (Python, Fortran, Linux shell) and knowledge of basic statistical techniques.

Requirement profile

Strong theoretical background in:

  • Meteorology and climatology
  • Climate change and its impacts
  • Mathematical statistics

Technical skills:

  • Climate model data formats (netcdf, grib etc.) and related tools (cdo, nco etc.)
  • Advanced knowledge of R and/or Python data processing modules
  • Experience with Linux operating systems: working in command line mode and shell scripting

Further requirements:

  • Completed PhD in a field related to atmospheric research, meteorology and climatology
  • Strong publication record in the fields highlighted above as well as international orientation and recognition
    Willingness and ability to lead own research
  • Experience in the acquisition, management and implementation of research projects
  • High motivation, ability to work in a team, independence

Please submit your application by 25 February 2024 in English to kfa@matfyz.cuni.cz, indicating reference code P0424B in the subject and including the following list of information:

  • Curriculum vitae with detailed presentation of professional and research activities, including also pdf of your diplomas
  • List of all publications (refereed & non-refereed), lectures and research projects
  • Specification of programming and language skills
  • Statement describing past research experience and future plans, research interests and career goals, and indicating why you are interested in the position (max. 1 page)
  • Contact details of 2 professionals willing to provide a letter of reference

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