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Researcher Job in Modelling of Lightning with AI, Meteorology – Lund, Sweden

Lund University, Sweden

Researcher Job in Modelling of Lightning with AI for a doctoral (PhD) degree in meteorology with Experience in numerical modelling is available at the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University, Sweden 2022

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General Info

Position: Researcher
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 1 Year
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Dept of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
Sölvegatan 12
Lund University

Lund, ,

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Qualification Details

Applicants must have:

  • Experience in numerical modelling and knowledge of mesoscale meteorology.
  • A doctoral (PhD) degree in meteorology, with a bachelor's degree in physics or engineering (including courses in electromagnetism).
  • Oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Programming language experience in UNIX environments, with fluency in either Fortran, Python or C.

Documented knowledge in the following areas is advantageous: - (1) mathematics, especially differential equations; (2) numerical methods, such as how to write finite-difference schemes; and (3) physical meteorology, such as cloud microphysics and radiative transfer.

Experience with machine learning and other AI techniques would be an advantage but is not essential.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications: Applicants must provide proof of how they meet the above requirements in the application. Consideration will be given to collaborative skills, independence and motivation.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Subject description

Lightning has been observed in warm-based thunderstorms in field campaigns involving aircraft. In the project, an observed thunderstorm will be simulated with a detailed cloud model. AI will be applied to accelerate the representation of branching of plasma channels in lightning flashes. Environmental dependencies of the simulated lightning will be studied.

Work duties

These tasks will be performed:

  • Emulate the detailed treatment of branching in a flash using AI.
  • Develop a cloud model further by performing a lab experiment to study ice initiation.
  • Simulate two past cases of thunderstorms in USA and Brazil, comparing with coincident observations.
  • Predict the impact from various environment factors on the occurrence of lightning simulated in both cases.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: PA2021/3984
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

Applications are to be written in English and compiled as 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.

About Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science

Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science: Physical geography is the study of the Earth and the processes connected to it in the natural environment - in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and geosphere. Important to many of these processes is the climate, and the study of the effects of climate and changes in climate is an important part of our research.

About the Employer:

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Contact details

  • Vaughan Phillips, Senior lecturer, +46 222 17 32,
  • My Geborek, HR coordinator, +46 222 48 53,

Union representative

  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, +46-222 93 66

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