Climate change and vector-borne diseases, postdoctoral fellow position

  • Employer: IBS Center for Climate Physics
  • Location: Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea
  • Education Level: PhD
  • Job type: Postdoctoral Fellow or Assistant Research Fellow, depending on research experience
  • Salary: 54-70 million KRW/year (~45,000-60,000 USD)
  • Term: Full Time, 2 year, with possibility for renewal

Applicants for this position should have a PhD in physics, climate sciences, meteorology, oceanography, geography or a related field. 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 work with Prof. Christian Franzke and Prof. Axel Timmermann to determine how greenhouse warming will influence the spread of vector-borne diseases, such as dengue, yellow fever, malaria or tick-borne encephalitis. By combining large-ensemble earth system model projections with empirical vector habitat models, the project will provide new estimates of emergence times and future risks.

The IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP), (  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 (using the reference PD-01-2022), a short statement of your research interests, curriculum vitae, the name of 2 references, and up to three publications to Ms. Jenny Choi ( The review of the applications will start on May 15th, 2022. If you have any further questions regarding this position, please contact Christian Franzke (