Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in Climate Change Science

There are two openings for postdoctoral fellows at IBS Center for Climate Physics to work with Dr. Christian Franzke on the dynamical response of the atmosphere to global warming, modeling of extreme weather and climate events and how they will change in a warmer world, the estimation and modeling of socio-economic damages due to weather and climate extreme events and global warming. The successful candidates will carry out and analyze CESM simulations, analyze data sets using modern statistical and machine learning methods, and will develop new numerical models.

  • Employer: IBS Center for Climate Physics
  • Location: Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea
  • Education Level: PhD
  • Job type: Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Salary: 50-60 million KRW/year
  • Term: Full Time, 2 years, with possibility for renewal

Applicants for these positions should have a PhD in climate sciences, meteorology, oceanography, physics, mathematics or a related field. Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to have strong computational skills, the ability to work independently and also in a team, a high level of curiosity and creativity, an interest in working in an international and interdisciplinary research environment, and to be excited to work on new and interdisciplinary research subjects. The IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP; directed by Dr. 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 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. Please submit a cover letter, a 1-page statement of your research interests, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of 2 references, and a list of up to three representative publications to Ms. Jenny Choi ( If you have any further questions regarding these positions, please contact Christian Franzke ( Review of applications will start 18th October 2020 but the positions remain open until filled.