Post-Doctoral Fellow Position in Climate and Data Sciences

WorkplaceLausanne, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland


The Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs 6,000 people supporting the three main missions of the institutions: education, research and innovation. The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of 16,000 people, including over 10,000 students and 3,500 researchers from 120 different countries.

Post-Doctoral Fellow Position in Climate and Data Sciences

Your mission :
You will be involved in the BRIDGE-Discovery project "Measurement and Replication of Drone-Scale Atmospheric Turbulence in a Simulator of Autonomous Flight Environments (SAFE) for Drone Certification." This project aims at understanding the turbulence in an urban environment and identifying how wind patterns can be better predicted to improve the safety of drone flights. Additionally, with the effects of climate change, we aim to identify how these patterns will evolve in the future.

Main duties and responsibilities include :
  • You will be ask to analyse dataset of meteorological variables (wind speed, temperature, etc.)
  • Determine the most relevant turbulent patterns and define how they can be used in a drone test facility at HES-SO Geneva
  • Develop new parameterizations for urban climate models using data-driven approaches
  • Perform climate simulations for urban areas

Your profile :
  • PhD in Earth, Climate or Environmental Sciences (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and capabilities to conduct research in areas related to urban physics and handling of large-scale datasets
  • Strong knowledge in handling of large-scale datasets
  • Experience in programming languages (Python, Fortran, etc.)

We offer :
  • Significant financial resources and research infrastructure
  • Internationally very competitive salaries and benefits
  • EPFL is an equal opportunity employer

Start date :
As soon as possible

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Please send the following documents in PDF format at recruitment.leso [at] epfl[.]ch: motivation letter, curriculum vitae, publications list, concise statement of research and teaching interests, as well as names and addresses (including e-mail) of least three referees, before March 31st, 2020. Only applications sent to recruitment.leso [at] epfl[.]ch will be considered.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Dasaraden Mauree by e-mail to dasaraden.mauree [at] epfl[.]ch


In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 47373.

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