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Postdoc researcher

University of Bologna, Department of Physics and Astronomy "Augusto Righi"
Bologna (IT)
Closing date
Sep 28, 2023

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Atmospheric Sciences
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type


The candidate will work within the atmospheric physics group of the Department of Physics and Astronomy by carrying out research in the area of local-urban scale numerical models. The research theme is in particular on the investigation of the Urban Heat Island/Urban Pollution Island interaction and associated vulnerabilities and mitigation strategies developing downscaling methodologies to utilize information from mesoscale models within local-urban scale models. The research activity is part of the workplan of the PRIN 2022 project RESTART, and to this scope the methodologies developed for the city of Rome may be extended to other cities located in Europe.


Expertise and competence in the area of urban-regional scale simulations and analysis of pollution datasets is required. Knowledge of atmospheric physics processes, convective motion, atmospheric chemistry and pollutant dispersion are an advantage but not considered mandatory. Following are some preferential criteria: 

  • Ph.D. degree in topics related to numerical simulations of pollutant dispersion (various fields, e.g. engineering, mathematics, physics, meteorology) 
  • Master’degree in relevant disciplines (preferences: Atmospheric Physics, Physics, Engineering, Environmental Science or related fields) 
  • Programming skills (e.g. C++, Python, R, MatLab) 
  • Knowledge of atmospherics physics, boundary layer and atmospheric chemistry 
  • Ability to work in team, meet deadlines, prioritize and organise duties. 
  • Good level of written and oral English (at least level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) 


The Candidate is expected to be hired in autumn 2023 following a formal selection. The pre-selection interviews will end in September 2023. If interested, please send: 

  1. A curriculum vitae, including a publication list with links to the publishers’ website 
  2. A letter of motivation, summarising the Candidate’s interest and qualification for the position, as well as scientific interests and intended research activities 
  3. At least two recommendation letters, and contact information for up to three reference contacts 

The application package should be submitted via e-mail to

  • Dr Erika Brattich (

by 30 September 2023.

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