Categoria: Call e bandi
Stato: Corrente
Deadline 15 April 2021

1 PhD fellow position in the fields of Climate Dynamics and Earth System Modelling at Politecnico di Torino within the CriticalEarth project.

Politecnico di Torino is offering a PhD Fellowship for an early-stage researcher (ESR), in the field of Climate Dynamics and Earth System Modelling with an interest in the research areas: Earth System Modelling, climate simulation, ocean-atmosphere-sea ice processes and tipping point behaviour.

The position is posted as part of the exciting CriticalEarth project, Multiscale Critical Transitions in the Earth System, funded by the European Union through the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme ( The CriticalEarth consortium comprises universities with researchers who are leading experts on study of theoretical physics, mathematics, and climate. The successful candidate will join an international network of 15 PhD Fellows (ESRs), pursuing their research training on new methods for assessing the mechanisms and associated risks of critical transitions in the climate. The position will offer you an excellent background, working within a strong, cross-disciplinary network among leading Universities and research institutions across Europe and with contacts to industry, governmental- and non-governmental institutions.

The selected candidate will be enrolled in the Doctoral School of Politecnico di Torino with the option of being awarded a PhD Degree in Environmental and Civil Engineering. The ESR will be hosted at the Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering (DIATI).

ESR Project Title: Mechanisms of low-frequency oscillations of Meridional Overturning Circulation in an EMIC and in a state-of-the-art fully-coupled Earth-System model
Principal supervisor: Prof. Jost von Hardenberg, DIATI, Politecnico di Torino.
The project includes two secondment periods for a total of 6 months at the University of Reading, UK and at the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche in Bologna, Italy.

The closing date for applications is 15 April 2021, 23:00 CET.
All information about the Phd position, eligibility criteria and the application procedure are available on the Euraxess website at the following link