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Researcher in Meteorology, Clouds, Climate and AI – Lund University, Sweden

Lund University, Sweden

Lund University invites applications for a Researcher at a project that will assess how climate change will affect renewable energy sources in N. Europe in the future, the Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Sweden – Dec 2021

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General Info

Position: Researcher
No. of Positions: 1
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Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 14 Months
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Faculty of Science
Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
Lund University

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Qualification Details

Qualification requirements

Applicants must have:

  • A strong background in numerical modeling and knowledge of mesoscale meteorology
  • A doctoral (PhD) degree in meteorology, with a bachelor's degree in physics or maths
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English
  • Programming language experience in UNIX environments, such as Fortran or C

It is meriting to have:

It is an advantage if the applicant has documented knowledge in: - (1) mathematics, especially differential equations; (2) numerical methods and / or computer programming; and (3) physical meteorology (for example, cloud physics).

Familiarity with AI techniques and tools would be an advantage but is not essential.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications

In the application, applicants must provide proof of how they meet the above requirements. Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Work duties

These tasks will be performed:

  • Emulate a cloud model with a deep learning neural network and implement it in a global model of climate
  • Simulate the present-day climate with validation against observations
  • Simulate future climate change
  • Estimate impacts on renewable energy sources

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: PA2021/3528
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file containing:

  • résumé/CV, including a list of publications
  • a general description of past research and future research interests (no more than three pages)
  • contact information of at least two references
  • copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

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About the Faculty

The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Science. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

About the Subject Description

A detailed model of clouds will be accelerated with artificial intelligence (AI) technology so as to acquire insights into climate change. The project will simulate how climate responds to CO2 emissions.  The project will assess how climate change will affect renewable energy sources in N. Europe in future.

About the Employer: Lund University

Terms of Employment

The employment is for 14 months. At the end of the employment, the results should be summarized in a written report from the researcher.

The position will start on 1 March 2022 or at a date mutually agreed.  The employment will be full-time (100% FTE).

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Contact details

Enquiries about the position can be made to Vaughan Phillips (

Union representative

  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66

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