International Centre for Theoretical Physics, ICTP Italy, Earth System Physics section (ESP) is accepting applications for two post-doctoral positions in regional climate modeling. The tasks for the positions are as follows:
Position 1, under the framework of the EUCP Eu project:

  • Contribute to the completion and analysis of RegCM4 simulations at convection-permitting resolutions envisioned under the EUCP project;
  • Cooperate with the other members of the EUCP team in integrating the information obtained with the RegCM4 model towards the development of a European Climate Prediction system;
  • Contribute to the testing and development of the non-hydrostatic configuration of the ICTP regional climate model RegCM4?.

Position 2, under the framework of the CORDEX international programme:

  • Contribute to the completion and analysis of RegCM4 simulations over different CORDEX domains;
  • Post-process the output of the CORDEX simulations in order to port it on the CORDEX ESGF nodes;
  • Analyze the RegCM4 simulations within the context of multi-model projections with other CORDEX RCMs.

Worth of Award

  • The ICTP offers internationally competitive remuneration, which will depend on the research experience of the candidate.
  • The position is offered for an initial period of one year, renewable for up to an additional two years, to start as soon as possible.


  • International applicants.
  • Candidates should have a PhD in atmospheric science, geophysical science or related fields.
  • They should have proven experience in regional climate modeling, preferably with the ICTP regional climate model RegCM.
  • Experience with convection permitting models is an added value for position 1.

For both positions, the incumbent will be also required to:

  • Publish research in the peer-reviewed scientific literature;
  • Supervise students and young visitors of the ESP section;
  • Participate in the organization of ICTP activities (schools, workshops, etc.).

How to Apply

  • Refer to the online application page. Each application should include:
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A list of publication
  • Two reference letters (to be submitted directly by the referees)

Deadline: The application deadline is 8 December 2017.
Click here for more details and to apply

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