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Call for Postdoctoral Fellowship in Physics/Meteorology

IUSS Pavia offers a postdoctoral position for research activity in Physics/Meteorology.


The selected candidate will be part of a research project of the Centre of Excellence “IUSS 2018-2022 – Line 1”, “Holistic approach for the assessment of natural disaster risk and critical infrastructure resilience”.
Furthermore, s/he will contribute to the work of the inter-university research centre on climate change and its impact, supported by “IUSS Pavia”, “Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna” and “Scuola Normale Superiore” of Pisa.

His/her contribution could include:
• The definition of procedures that could be applied to evaluate risks linked to different types of natural disasters (floods, extreme precipitation events, droughts, …);
• The application of numerical models and post-processing codes to evaluate the impact of climate change on risk factors linked to natural disasters;
• The development of models to evaluate the resilience of complex structures, including critical ones;
• The identification of sustainable actions that could mitigate risks;
• The evaluation and/or the development of innovative approaches that could lead to risk transfer, including financing and insurance instruments;
• The application of innovative statistical models, e.g. linked to machine learning, to analyse and extract valuable information from huge amounts of data;
• The development of methodologies to take uncertainty into account when estimating the risk linked to rare events.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Meteorology, Climatology, Natural Hazards, Extreme Events or equivalent.
The value of the fellowship is € 24.426,00 gross for 12 months with the possibility of extension for further years subject to satisfactory progress.
The application must be submitted through the online form available at

The deadline for the application is the 10-02-2019, 23:59 CET.

The IUSS University is located in the beautiful city of Pavia, North of Italy.
For more information, please consult the Call for Applications at IUSS (see Annex in English)
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