Scientific Collaborator in Climate Scenarios

WorkplaceZürich, Zurich region, Switzerland

80%-100%, Zurich, fixed-term

The extra-departmental Center for Climate Systems Modeling (C2SM) at ETH Zurich and the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (MeteoSwiss), and further partners jointly develop climate scenarios for Switzerland. We are looking for a highly motivated Scientific Collaborator to join our efforts in developing and facilitating the application of Swiss climate scenarios.

Job description

As a scientific collaborator, you will work on both the advancement and deployment of scientific methods to translate climate model projections into readily usable scenario products and the technical operationalization of the developed methods. Possible tasks include developing, implementing, and applying tools to select representative climate model sub-ensembles, the development of climate scenarios at the sub-daily resolution, and better quantification of future changes in climate extremes. You will furthermore assist our partners from science and practice in the efficient usage and interpretation of climate scenario products and will, in close collaboration with the National Centre for Climate Services (NCCS), support the design and maintenance of web-based user interfaces.

Your profile

  • You have an MSc in natural science or environmental science and a PhD in meteorology, climatology, environmental science, or a closely related field. Furthermore
  • You have excellent programming skills in R and/or Python and deep knowledge of advanced statistical methods for time series analysis and climate downscaling.
  • Working experience with climate (model) data, in particular with large climate model ensembles, and experience in global or regional climate modelling will be considered an advantage.
  • You are an open-minded, team-oriented, and determined individual who enjoys maintaining close contact with both the scientific community and end-users of climate products.
  • A command of the English language is required; good knowledge of German is considered a plus.

We offer

  • This is an engaging position in an innovative research field with pioneering methods and technology
  • The position is available for a period of 3 years, and the main working place is at MeteoSwiss headquarters (Zurich Airport, easily accessible by public transport).
  • The work is embedded in C2SM and involves close contact with collaborators at ETH, NCCS and with practitioners.

The position will remain open until filled.

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Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • a letter of interest
  • a CV
  • copies of relevant certificates
  • the names and contact information of two referees

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about C2SM can be found on our website ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> . Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Sven Kotlarski, Tel 0041 (0)58 460 93 19 or email [ ] (no applications).

For further information on C2SM and the collaboration between ETH and MeteoSwiss, please contact the executive director of C2SM, Dr. Christina Schnadt Poberaj ( ).

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About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.
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