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The Center for Climate Systems Modeling (C2SM) is an extra-departmental science center of ETH Zurich. In collaboration with the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss and further partners, C2SM jointly developed the CH2018 Climate Scenarios for Switzerland (www.climate-scenarios.ch). These scenarios are now being employed in practice, which involves the development of specific user-tailored climate scenario products. Furthermore, planning for a future climate scenario generation is currently under way.


Job description

To support current Swiss climate scenarios in both scientific and technical terms and to boost the development of future scenario generations, we are looking for a highly motivated Scientific Collaborator. Your main tasks will be to:

  •  Facilitate the use of the CH2018 scenarios by providing technical user support and by facilitating the data and information access via the CH2018 website and the corresponding data servers
  • Develop and implement additional climate scenario products based on CH2018 and in close collaboration with end users
  • Support the technical operationalization of climate scenarios
  • Contribute to upcoming climate scenario generations for Switzerland with your own ideas in terms of useful scenario products and their technical implementation

These activities will be embedded in the Center for Climate Systems Modeling (C2SM) and will involve a close collaboration with MeteoSwiss, the National Centre for Climate Services (NCCS), and further partners at national and international level. The position will be attached to the team Climate Evolution at MeteoSwiss.


Your profile

You have an MSc in natural science or computational science. A PhD in meteorology, climatology, environmental science or a related field is a plus. You have excellent programming skills in at least one programming or scripting language, preferably in R and/or Python. Working experience with climate (model) or further environmental data will be considered an advantage. You are an open-minded, team-oriented, and goal-driven individual who enjoys maintaining close contacts with practitioners and end users of climate service products. We offer an engaging position in an innovative research field with leading edge methods and technology. A good command of the English language is required. Good knowledge of German is a plus.

ETH Zurich

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.Working, teaching and research at ETH ZurichGet connected

Interested?

The position is available as of February 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter). The appointment is for two years. The work place will be at MeteoSwiss (Zurich airport, easily accessible by public transport).


We look forward to receiving your online application including the following documents: a letter of interest, a CV, copies of relevant certificates and 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.

For further information about C2SM please visit our website: www.c2sm.ethz.ch. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Sven Kotlarski by mail sven.kotlarski@meteoswiss.ch (no applications) or phone +41 58 460 93 19. For further information on C2SM and the collaboration between ETH and MeteoSwiss, please contact the Executive Director of C2SM, Dr. Christina Schnadt Poberaj (christina.schnadt@env.ethz.ch).

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