Ph.D. Position in Climate Extremes

Uppsala University, Sweden
Closing date: 12 April 2021

The position
The Ph.D. will work within the frame of the ITN grant “european weather Extremes: DrIvers, Predictability and Impacts”, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 956396 and headed by Uppsala University. You will be part of a leading cohort of early-career researchers across 9 universities and research centres in Europe, studying different aspects of climate extremes: from atmospheric dynamics to public health and agricultural impacts. Through this network you will have access to a rich programme of training activities and research exchanges. Your work will focus on mapping key physical processes and large-scale oceanic and atmospheric configurations modulating the skill and statistics of heatwave forecasts in present and future climates. This analysis will be complemented by the use of indicators issued from dynamical systems theory, which will provide a theoretical picture of the mean predictability characteristics of the atmosphere. You will also have the opportunity to engage in teaching and supervising duties. As part of the project, you will be required to complete international secondments and attend international meetings, subject to health and travel advisories.

Eligibility criteria follow the MSCA mobility rules (and the additional requirements specified in the full job asvertisement:

The department
Uppsala University is a comprehensive, research-intensive university with a strong international standing. The Department of Earth Sciences ( is one of the most complete such academic departments in Europe. The 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. There is teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Further details and application form
The preferred start date is September 2021, with flexibility for earlier or later dates, and the position is for 48 months. Do not hesitate to contact Gabriele Messori ( should you have any questions.

Applications over email will not be accepted.


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