Uppsala University, Department of Earth Sciences
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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: www.geo.uu.se 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. G. Messori’s research group hosts two H2020 research projects and several national projects, focussing on multiple aspects of mid and high latitude climate extremes. More information on ongoing research can be found at https://gmessori.eu/.
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The Ph. D. candidate will work within the frame of G. Messori’s ERC grant: “Compound Climate Extremes in North America and Europe: “from Dynamics to Predictability”. By using machine learning approaches, indicators issued from dynamical systems theory and ensemble forecast simulations, the candidate will contribute to quantify extreme event predictability in the medium range in both present and future climates. The candidate will also have the opportunity to engage in teaching/supervising and other duties at the department, which may extend the position at a level of up to 20%.
A Master’s or corresponding degree in Climate Science, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Physics, Mathematics, Meteorology, or related disciplines obtained before the starting date. The applicant must be proficient in spoken and written English
Good computing and coding skills and prior experience with machine learning algorithms are a merit. The ranking of the candidates will also accord weight to evidence of analytical thinking, the ability to collaborate, as well as creativity, initiative, and independence. Experience in private sector employment in fields relevant to the position will also be positively evaluated.
Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines.
The application should contain:
- A Curriculum Vitae.
- A verified list of course grades.
- A cover letter stating your scientific interests and what motivates you to apply for this position.
- Your degree project/thesis (finished or in draft form).
- Two references (names and full contact details, including telephone number).
About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 01-03-2022 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.
For further information about the position, please contact: Gabriele Messori, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your application by 15 November 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3628.
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