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Postdoctoral position in Wind Energy Meteorology
The Department of Earth Sciences offers education and research with a unique extent and is considered in international evaluations to be one of Europe’s most complete geoscientific institutions. This scope is represented by experienced teachers and researchers with expertise covering everything from rocks and volcanoes, to earthquakes, weather, wind power and climate, from the development of life on earth to dinosaurs, and from lakes to glaciers, carbon storage and sustainable energy systems.
Description of the subject area:
The Wind Energy unit conducts activities within teaching, research and collaboration projects and focuses on the planning and design of wind energy and energy transition. The activities are located on Campus Gotland and today the section consist of about 20 persons. The education consists of teaching on campus and distance at basic and advanced level.
The Swedish wind resource has two distinctive main exploitation regions. One which is dominated by complex to moderately complex topography, cold climate and forested land cover, with boundary layer stratification that shows a very strong seasonality. The other region is the Baltic sea, dominated by coastal processes and advected boundary layer dynamics.
The subject areas for this position is to
· test and improve the WRF model for Swedish conditions.
· assist measurement campaigns.
For both focus areas, the two most important areas are forest boundary layers and coastal processes.
The research group has a long experience of running and evaluating measurements in the atmospheric boundary layer and part of the work will consist of quality control, preparation and analysis of measurements from both in situ and remote sensing instruments. Within the project, a close collaboration with researchers in mesoscale modelling located at the main campus in Uppsala is included.
The position mainly involves research but teaching can also be a part at maximum 20%.
How to apply
The application should be written in English and should include a short description of the applicant and his/her research interests. It should also include a CV, copies of relevant examination certificates, a copy of the PhD Thesis and publications as well as other relevant documents (e.g. letters of recommendation or names of reference persons).
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
For further information about the position please contact: Assoc. Prof. Stefan Ivanell, tel. +46-18-471 8360, e-mail email@example.com.
Please submit your application by the 5 june 2019, UFV-PA 2019/1729.
Link for application to be found here.
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