Open postdoc position at UNIFI | Modelling extreme climate events

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Giovanni Forzieri

Apr 5, 2024, 12:53:21 PMApr 5
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Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to share with you that applications to the following postdoctoral opportunity are now open at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Florence:


“Modelling extreme climate events” (2-year contract extendible up to 6 years). The work will be conducted within the Horizon Europe SPARCCLE and ECO2ADAPT projects. We look for applicants with a background in climate sciences or related disciplines and proficient in numerical modelling and computer programming.


Link to official posting: (English version at the bottom).


Application deadline: 15 May 2024.


I would greatly appreciate your support in actively spreading the word among your colleagues, collaborators, students and targeted networks.


Apologies for cross-posting


Many thanks and warm regards,




Research activity

The researcher will quantify the spatial and temporal variations of critical climate hazards, such as heatwaves, droughts, floods, and storms, as well as compound events. Hazard indicators will be derived for the whole globe from reanalysis data and climate projections under different warming levels. Advanced statistical techniques will be applied to assess the temporal evolution of intensity and frequency of extreme events under non-stationary conditions and linked with observed impacts on society and forest ecosystems. Outcomes of this activity will improve considerably the understanding of how extreme climate events are expected to evolve under different warming scenarios and will identify hotspot areas exposed to multiple climate hazards. The work will be conducted within the Horizon SPARCCLE project and the Horizon ECO2ADAPT project in a young and multi-disciplinary team with a wide network of international collaborations.  

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