Postdoc position, Large Eddy Simulation - Bern, Switzerland

The climatology group of the Institute of Geography and Oeschger Centre at the University of Bern, Switzerland, announces an open postdoctoral position in Large Eddy Simulation using the PALM model.


The position is initially for 12 months and the level of employment is 80%.

The position will start on 1 January 2021 or later.


The successful candidate will set up the PALM model at the computing infrastructure at the University of Bern, perform simulations of a Föhn storm, and support further applications of the model.


Applicants should have a PhD degree in Meteorology, Climate Science, Geosciences, Physics or a related field and experience in numerical modeling of weather and climate.

Good Fortran skills are a prerequisite.

The group expects very good knowledge of atmospheric physics as well as experience in working with tools for the analysis and visualisation of model data (e.g. cdo, Python, R, MatLab or similar).

Experience in handling large numbers of files and large data sets as well as experience in working in high-performance computing environments are beneficial.


Screening of applications starts on 26 October 2020 and continues until the position is filled.

Please send your CV and publication list as well as names of two references in ONE (1) pdf file to Stefan Brönnimann: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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