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Postdoctoral position in Urban Climate Modeling at NUS


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Postdoctoral (Research Fellow) position in Urban Climate Modeling

Invitation to apply
. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications for one Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow (Postdoctoral) position in Urban Climate Modeling to begin in the 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2024.

The project “Enhancements of Singapore’s convective rainfall prediction” will make use of meteorological models in combination with multivariate observations of rainfall to provide a high spatial and temporal resolution rainfall reanalysis product for Singapore and to study how climate change affects mesoscale convective rainfall processes, their statistical properties, and underlying physics. This will be done using physically based convection-permitting models and stochastic weather generators.

Qualifications. We are looking for a candidate with a Ph.D. degree (or conclusion expected within 2-3 months) in Atmospheric Science, Environmental Engineering, or Environmental Science preferably in the fields of Hydrometeorology, Climate Modelling, or related disciplines. The candidate should possess specific and broad knowledge of the use of Convection Permitting Models, such as WRF or ICON, preferably in the urban domain. Candidates with a multi-disciplinary background are welcome, but strong data analytics skills and knowledge of climate models, as well as programming skills (e.g., in Matlab or Python) are required. Previous experiences in international contexts are also positively evaluated. The candidate is expected to be a highly organized and proactive person and able to work both in a team and independently. Demonstration of innovative scientific results obtained during (and/or after) the Ph.D. and communication skills are important elements of evaluation. A proficient command of oral/written English is essential.

Responsibilities. The candidate will be responsible for completing the scientific tasks related to urban climate modeling in the project, leading and contributing to publications, and is expected to work closely with the other postdoctoral fellows and Ph.D. students who will be hired in the project. Besides contributing to the research activities of the project, the successful applicant is expected to support in a broader sense the research of the Ecohydrology and Hydrometeorology group at NUS, thereby providing occasional support to graduate students (M.Sc. and Ph.D.).

The National University of Singapore is among the top universities in the world. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is also very highly ranked internationally. Further information on the Department is available at:

Terms of appointment. The successful candidate will be offered a Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow position (depending on previous experience) for 36 months (initial contract 12 months) with the possibility of extension based on performance and fund availability. The contract conditions follow the National University of Singapore regulations. Working conditions are excellent and Singapore is an attractive city rated very high in terms of life quality and living standards.

Application procedure. Applications should include in a single PDF file: (i) a motivation letter (one page max), (ii) a detailed Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications, and (iii) contacts of 2 to 3 reference persons. Applications should be submitted at the following link: Dropbox. Shortlisted applications will be asked to participate in an interview that will take place in person or over a video conference system.

Additional information about the position may be obtained by writing to Simone Fatichi ( and Nadav Peleg ( Screening for the position will start on March 3rd, 2024 and the position will remain open until filled. The expected appointment date is the earliest possible following the committee's decision and administrative processing.