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Post doctoral researcher at EURAC

Eurac Research is an interdisciplinary research center located in Bolzano, Italy.

The candidate will be the main researcher in the framework of an Euregio Project Science Fund INTERFACE, aimed at coupling ground-based eddy-covariance tower measurements with data from high-res sensors hosted on an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platform. The information will be input in numerical simulations for Atmosferic Boundary-layer modelling over complex terrain.


  • To set up a sensing system, collecting high-frequency Temperature/Relative Humidity, Solar Radiation and 3D Wind Speed/Direction, as well as GNSS implementing Real Time Kinematic (RTK) correction for precise georeferencing of the measurements
  • To integrate a pre-processing unit for multi-sensor data acquisition and data transmission;
    To assess the best mounting of the sensor system on Eurac’s UAV platform, in order not to be impaired (especially the anemometers) from the rotors operation during the flight by developing a fluid dynamic perturbation model
  • To test and verify the model under simulated and supervised conditions, to be conducted within the terraXcube facility
  • To study/modelling of the effects that a non-inertial framework (as the UAV is) have on the sensing significancy/accuracy
  • To participate in the outdoor field campaigns to validate the outcomes of the former tasks



  • PhD or proven equivalent education experience in Electronics Engineering, Electric Engineering, Automation and Control Engineering, Informatics Engineering, Mathematics, Physics
  • In depth knowledge of Computational Fluid Dynamics principles
  • Good experience with FEM simulation/solvers tools
  • Good experience with data analysis and visualization
  • Experience of Lab-work (electronics lab)
  • Knowledge of the Desing of Experiment theory
  • Knowledge of basic prototyping principles
  • Knowledge of main programming languages like (Python, C/C++, Matlab)

Nice to have:

  • Experience with multidimensional signal processing (electronic read-out from sensors)
  • Knowledge in LinuxOS
  • Familiarity with COMSOL Multiphysics
  • Knowledge of Wolrfam Mathematica
  • Experience with wireless communication protocols
  • Experience with RTK GNSS systems
  • Experience with GIT environment for code repository/sharing
  • Driving licence (B)

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit their application (CV, cover letter and further relevant documents) by 09.01.2023.

For further information visit https://eurac.onboard.org/jobs/WeDgjqGp?from_career_page=true.

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Post-doc presso LPC2E

Si segnala una posizione post-doc presso il Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie de l’Environnement et de l’Espace (LPC2E) di Orleans.

Il ricercatore sarà inserito nel progetto ASTuS (Ascending Smoke Turbo in the Stratosphere), il cui obiettivo è simulare i vortici di fumo che si generano in stratosfera a seguito di intensi incendi. La dinamica di questi vortici, scoperti recentemente (Khaykin et al., 2021, Lestrelin et al., 2021), non è stata ancora pienamente compresa. Il lavoro di ricerca sarà finalizzato ad approfondire i meccanismi che stanno alla base di queste strutture e a valutare l’impatto di questi fenomeni sulla stratosfera.

Il candidato entrerà a far parte del team di Planetologia e Ambiente Atmosferico (https://www.lpc2e.cnrs.fr/environnement-atmospherique-et-planetologie), che attualmente conta di 10 ricercatori impegnati in progetti inerenti gli aerosol e la chimica dell’atmosfera.

Per informazioni sui requisiti richiesti e sulle condizioni contrattuali si rimanda alla pagina https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR7328-ISALAN-023/Default.aspx.

Le candidature devono essere presentate entro il 23 novembre secondo una delle seguenti modalità:

Si richiede il CV, una descrizione delle precedenti esperienze di ricerca che metta in luce le competenze acquisite che possano risultare utili ai fini del progetto di ricerca e il contatto di due referenti accademici.

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Post-dottorato al Politecnico di Torino

Segnaliamo una posizione di post-dottorato al Politecnico di Torino, del Cloud and Precipitation Radar Group:

PostDoc in Cloud and precipitation space mission end-to-end simulations for Global Strom Resolving Model validation (Expression of interest).

Are you a PhD holder willing to pursue a career in cloud and precipitation remote sensing? Would you like to contribute to the development of Earth observation missions carrying microwave sensors focused at improving the representation of clouds and precipitation in numerical weather and climate prediction?

Within this theme the Politecnico di Torino in Turin, Italy is seeking applications  for a two-year postdoctoral  position (with net salary up to 2360 €/month, depending on experience) and/or is keen to support candidates for the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022 call (https://www.researchers.polito.it/en/funds_training/projects_and_strategic_initiatives_at_politecnico/msca_postdoctoral_fellowships_2022_call_polito). 

Main responsibilities:

*   Develop metrics for evaluation of Global Storm Resolving Models
via active and passive microwave observations;
  *   Refine end to end simulators for spaceborne
Doppler/multi-frequency/scanning radars (see example in
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-3011-2022) and interface them with Global
Storm Resolving Models outputs;
  *   Run radar and radiometer forward models for Global Storm Resolving
Models outputs on regional and annual scales;
  *   Statistically compare metrics for different  Global Storm
Resolving Models;
  *   Leadership in paper writing;
  *   Contribution in ESA reports and ATBDs.

Technical competencies:

  *   Experience in at least one of the following: remote sensing, radar
signal processing and radar theory, space mission design, satellite data
analysis, inversion algorithms, hydrometeor scattering calculations,
cloud resolving models.
  *   Excellent programming skills (any of matlab/idl/python/C++) and
knowledge of English
  *   Ability to analyze big data using HPC
  *   Breadth of exposure coming from past and/or current
  *   General interest in space and space research

The position is in the Cloud and Precipitation Radar Group led by Prof.
A. Battaglia.

Applicants must have completed a PhD in Meteorology, Atmospheric
Science, Physics, Engineering or related disciplines prior to the start
of the PostDoc.

Application deadline: 31st July, but applications will be considered as
they are received.

Send a CV to alessandro_battaglia@polito.it . The same e-mail can be used for informal enquires.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted by e-mail.