PhD Position in University of Gothenburg Sweden

PhD student in Climatology – University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 2022


PhD student in Climatology in the Regional Climate Group at Department of Earths Sciences at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Earth Sciences

University of Gothenburg, Sweden


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Qualification Details

Applicants must hold a second-cycle university degree in Meteorology, Climatology, or other closely related fields. A Master’s degree in Atmospheric or Meteorology is preferable. Basic knowledge in Climate Science is a requirement, as well as previous experiences with programming, statistical data analysis, and data processing, in particular from climate model outputs. Specifically, experiences and skills with NetCDF, CDO, Python, or R are required. Good oral and written proficiency in English is expected.


The following criteria will be applied in selecting among applicants:

- Qualifications from basic education

- Qualifications of advanced education about the special requirements

- The relevance of previous studies for the planned postgraduate studies

- Assessment of the applicant's ability to benefit from research studies

- The applicant's ability to work in a research group

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Regional Climate Group (RCG: ) is part of the Department of Earths Sciences at the University of Gothenburg. RCG studies climate at regional-to-global scales based on instrumental data, Global and Regional Climate Modelling, and paleoclimate proxy records. RCG has a unique profile within the Swedish climate research community and an international reputation in the fields of regional climate analysis and modeling. RCG actively participates in a national strategic research program MERGE (ModElling the Regional and Global Earth system) and the international research program TPE (Third Pole Environment). To sustain the success in climate change research in general and to enhance our studies on the near-surface wind, RCG is seeking a Ph.D. candidate to participate in an ongoing research project on the detection and attribution of global terrestrial near-surface wind changes with a focus on Sweden.

The purpose of the planned Ph.D. project is to explore the relative importance of external forcing and internal variability for changes in near-surface wind speed in past decades. With this overall aim, three specific objectives are defined to obtain new insights into externally forced and internally generated variations in the wind speed:

  • To create gridded wind data and to use it for detecting changes and variability of the wind in the last decades
  • to evaluate the performance of state-of-the-art climate models in simulating the historical change and variability of the wind identified
  • to attribute the identified change and variability to internal and external factors.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: PAR 2022/585

Application Procedure

Along with the application attached certificates, CV, one (1) copy of the master thesis, and letters of recommendation (maximum of 2).

About the Department/Section/Group

The Department of Earth Sciences has about 75 employees (including 14 Doctoral students). We have Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in Earth Sciences and Geography as well as third-cycle education. Our strongest research areas lie within climatology, ecosystem sciences, petrology/geochemistry, and applied geoscience. The research strategy for the department emphasizes the further development of Earth System Science. Further information is available on our website:

General information about being a doctoral student at the University of Gothenburg can be found on the university's doctoral student pages.

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Information for International Applicants

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Contact details

Prof. Deliang Chen
031-786 4813
[email protected]

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