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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Atmospheric Modelling (ref. no. CARE-C_PDF_ 20_09)

Reference Number
CARE-C_PDF_ 20_09
Job Description

The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a non-profit research and educational institution with a strong scientific and technological orientation, emphasizing international collaborations, cross-disciplinary research, innovation, and post graduate education. CyI, through its established research centers, addresses challenging issues that are important at both the regional and international levels. Many of its research activities are being carried out in partnership with leading institutions in the respective thematic areas.

The Environmental Prediction Department (EPD) of CARE-C, provides essential insights into key processes of the Earth System, consisting of the:

  • Model Development and Forecasting Unit, responsible for numerical modelling and data analysis, the development of process parameterisations, the optimisation of computer codes for the latest generation High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure, and the pursuit of forecasting applications
  • Earth System Analysis Unit, pursuing the chain of knowledge from processes to impacts, through the analysis of observations, model studies that focus on system understanding and feedback mechanisms, scenario calculations, and impact assessments.


The selected candidate will contribute to the research objectives of the Environmental Prediction Department, within the framework of national and/or international research projects in:

  • Atmospheric and climate/earth system modelling and analysis tools
  • Emission inventories, modelling and analysis
  • Dynamical downscaling of climate and weather simulation output
  • Modelling and analysis of the environment
  • Air quality modelling and forecasting
  • Air pollution health impacts


The position of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow includes an attractive compensation package and the successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop in an international research environment and work in collaboration with linked academic institutions in the EMME region.



  1. Collection and statistical analysis of observational and model data relevant to atmospheric and climate change in the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East (EMME)
  2. Set-up, application, evaluation, forecasting and projection with atmospheric and climate/earth system models from global to regional/urban scales
  3. Contribution to emission, air quality, climate change and health impact and risk assessments for the EMME
  4. Presentation of results in conferences and meetings and participation in journal publications
  5. Contribution to research proposal preparation, project (scientific) reporting & project management
  6. Supervision and guidance of Research Assistants and Students
Job Requirements

Required Experience and Qualifications

  1. PhD in Natural Sciences and Engineering
  2. Publications in peer-review scientific journals
  3.  Publications in peer-review conference proceedings
  4. Presentations in scientific conferences
  5. Three-year experience (including the PhD Research)
  6. Understanding of physical and mathematical concepts
  7. Numeracy and calculus skills
  8. Ability to work within a team
  9. Willingness to travel and spend time in Partner organizations
  10. Fluency in English (verbal and writing)


Preferred Experience and Qualifications

  • Experience with WRF/WRF-CHEM model

For full consideration, interested applicants should process their application at The Cyprus Institute JobBoard ( based on the instructions given. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae including a letter of interest and a list of three references (including contact information). All documentation should be in English and in PDF Format. For further information, please contact Dr Theodoros Christoudias ( Please note that applications which do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

Recruitment will continue until the positions are filled. 

Contact person: Dr Theodoros Christoudias

Reference number: CARE-C_PDF_ 20_09

Opening Date
Monday, July 13, 2020
Closing Date
Monday, August 17, 2020