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PhD Vacancy – Machine Learning, Dynamics to Predictability of Climate Extremes – Nov 2021

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Uppsala University invites applications for Ph.D. Students will work within the frame of G. Messori’s ERC grant: “Compound Climate Extremes in North America and Europe: “from Dynamics to Predictability” at the Department of Earth Sciences, Sweden – Nov 2021 (#Opportunities for master degree holders in Climate Science, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Physics, Mathematics, Meteorology)

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General Info

Position: PhD Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , , , , ,
Deadline to Apply: November 15, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Not Mentioned
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Atmospheric Dynamics and Climate Extremes
Department of Earth Sciences
Uppsala University

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Qualification Details

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

Additional qualifications

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.

Responsibilities/Job Description

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%.

How to Apply?

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Reference Number: UFV-PA 2021/3628
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Documents Required

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 Department

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. 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

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About the Employer: Uppsala University

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.

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Contact details

For further information about the position, please contact: Gabriele Messori, e-mail:

Union representative: ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.seSeko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.seSaco-rådet

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