Assistant Researcher Position – Generative Adversarial Network downscaling of future climate change

  • Employer: IBS Center for Climate Physics
  • Location: Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea
  • Salary: 65-70 million KRW/year
  • Term: Full Time, 2 year, with possibility for renewal

Applicants for this position should have a PhD in physics, climate science, data science, computer science, or a related field and at least 4 years of postdoc experience. Candidates are expected to have strong computational skills, excitement to work on a new research subject, a good publication record, a high level of independence, curiosity and creativity, and an interest in working in an international and interdisciplinary research environment. 

The successful candidate will collaborate with Prof. Axel Timmermann to develop a GAN-based machine learning system for global climate change downscaling to scales of several kilometers. The system will be based on previously conducted greenhouse warming simulations at the ICCP using the OpenIFS-Fesom model. The assistant researcher will also develop an interface which will allow users to directly “communicate” with the downscaled data through open source Large Language Models.

The IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP), ( directed by Prof. Axel Timmermann, is dedicated to advancing the understanding of natural climate variability, man-made climate change and their impacts on the hydrological cycle, regional processes, ice-sheets, and sea level. The ICCP is generously funded through the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) ( 

ICCP is located in Busan, the second largest city in South Korea and the ninth largest port city in the world. Surrounded by ocean and mountains, the city has a dramatic natural background. From designer cafes, international movie and art festivals, award-winning restaurants to temples at the end of hiking trails, Busan has something to offer for everyone. 

Please submit a cover letter, a short statement of your research interests, curriculum vitae, the name of 2 references, and up to three publications (all documents combined in 1 PDF file) to Ms. Jenny Choi ( If you have any further questions regarding this position, please contact Axel Timmermann ( Review of applications starts on March 10th 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.