Post-doc at the Institute of Geophysics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 May 2022

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in sub-grid scale cloud processes in the Next Generation Earth Modelling Systems

The cloud-modeling group at the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw invites applications for a postdoctoral position. The post holder is expected to join our team for 36 months.

The successful candidate will join our research groups Microphysics of Clouds and Cloud Dynamics and Atmospheric Turbulence and work on HORIZON 2020 project entitled Next Generation Earth Modelling Systems (NextGEMS) .

University of Warsaw is involved in Storms and Radiation part of the project.

When explicitly resolving convective clouds, instead of parametrising them, it becomes all the more important to realistically represent in-cloud turbulent mixing and cloud microphysics, which remain parametrized at storm-resolving scales. A long-term goal is to improve the realism of these processes. Modeled cloud properties will be analyzed in order to identify flaws due to improper representation of turbulent mixing and cloud microphysics. The University of Warsaw Lagrangian Cloud Model (UWLCM) will be used in this research.

The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with other partners of NextGEMS.

Applicants should have a PhD in Physics, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field.

Scientific programming skills are essential. Experience in numerical modeling of turbulent flows, and/or atmospheric flows will be appreciated, experience in cloud modeling or in Lagrangian particle modeling is necessary. The candidate must also possess a very good command of written and spoken English.

The candidate is required to hold a PhD degree by the date of appointment.

The candidates have to conform to the conditions stated in art. 113 of Higher Education Law dated 20.07.2018 (Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland 2021, item 478).

The applications should include a CV detailing the candidate's experience and research track record. A cover letter outlining the motivation and providing names of two reference persons is also requested.

The requirements:

  • PhD in science or engineering,
  • good background in physics or in earth and environmental sciences (atmospheric physics, computational atmospheric science),
  • experience in cloud modeling or in Lagrangian particle modeling,
  • good skills in programming; experience in co-operative programming, knowledge of C++ and Python,
  • good knowledge in programming on GPU.
  • The candidate should provide the following documents :

    Candidates should submit their applications to the Secretariat of the Institute of Geophysics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Pasteura 5, 02-093 Warszawa, room B4.41, e-mail: including:

  • Application for the position.
  • CV with contact information.
  • List of research publications, including number of citations according to the Web of Science database and short description of three most important achievements.
  • Detailed information on candidate’s scientific career.
  • Copy of PhD diploma or a formal confirmation of PhD degree (required at the time of employment).
  • Contact information to at least two scientists who can provide opinions on the candidate.
  • A filled-in form: Information on the processing of personal data - information clause and consent clause - attachment to the announcement (available on the website . In case of submitting the application by e-mail, please use the pdf-format and the file should contain a scanned signature.
  • Statement on reading and accepting the rules for job applications for a position of an academic teacher at the University of Warsaw (available on the website ) In case of submitting the application by e-mail, please use the pdf-format and the file should contain a scanned signature.
  • The documents listed above as 1-4 and 7-8 should be signed by the candidate.

    Questions concerning the post should be addressed to prof. Szymon Malinowski ( ) or prof Hanna Pawlowska ( ).

    The decision will be taken not later than 10 June 2022. The candidate may be asked for a qualification interview with the commission appointed by the Dean of the Faculty of Physics. The candidates will be informed individually

    Original of documents will be required in case of employment.

    This announcement is the first step in the procedure of employing an academic teacher and its positive result will be a base for consecutive steps.

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