PhD position in climate system dynamics, extremes events and climate risks

The Center for Climate Physics of the Institute for Basic Science and the Department of the Climate System at Pusan National University, Busan, Republic of Korea, invites applications for a PhD position in climate system dynamics, extremes events and climate risks in the group of Prof. Christian Franzke.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on topics such as extreme events, climate change, climate system dynamics, weather and climate risks, modeling the impacts of extremes on society, ecosystems and the economy.

Your profile

  • Be excited to work on new and interdisciplinary research subjects
  • A high level of curiosity and creativity
  • Good communication skills in English
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Experience in data analysis
  • Experience in scientific programming (e.g. Fortran, R, Python) on UNIX/LINUX systems
  • Degree in Meteorology, Oceanography, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics or a related field

We offer

  • A stimulating research environment
  • The opportunity to work on cutting edge science questions
  • An interdisciplinary PhD program
  • Opportunities for developing academic and professional skills
  • Competitive financial support

Interested candidates should send a complete application package (CV; motivation letter describing background, training and research interests matching the position; degree certificates; and contact information of two references) as a single PDF file to Prof. Christian Franzke (christian.franzke@pusan.ac.kr). Applications should be submitted before 30th September 2021.

Applications should be submitted before 30th September 2021.
The start date for the PhD position is the academic spring term starting on 1st March 2022.

About the Center for Climate Physics: (https://ibsclimate.org/)
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) (http://ibs.re.kr). ICCP is located in Busan, the second largest city in South Korea and the ninth largest port city in the world. Surrounded by the 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.

About the Department of the Climate System: (http://climatesystem.pusan.ac.kr)
The Department of the Climate System was established to educate the next generation of scientists in integrated climate system science. The department combines physical climate science with socio- economic aspects, with a particular emphasis on urban areas. Students have the opportunity to learn about the underlying dynamics, interactions and predictability of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, and biosphere and its interactions with society by using multi-disciplinary approaches.

Students have the opportunity to take classes in a wide variety of topics such as atmospheric sciences, oceanography, geology, computer science, physics, chemistry, biology, statistics, urban engineering, humanities and social sciences including policy making.