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A Joined Academic Position In Regional Climate Predictability

A Joined Academic Position In Regional Climate Predictability


Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium and Université Catholique de Louvain

UCLouvain is a comprehensive university offering, in the context of the present position, the opportunity of cross-disciplinary research and teaching collaborations. The position is attached to the Faculty of Sciences and the Earth and Life Research Institute (ELI) that offer opportunities for diverse and stimulating teaching as well as an environment to carry out ambitious research.

The Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (RMI) is a scientific federal institution, engaged in meteorology and climatology, and reporting to the State Secretary in charge of Science Policy. RMI’s mission is to provide a reliable 7/24 public service realised by empowered staff and based on research, innovation and continuity. RMI research covers the fields of hydro-meteorology, climatology and geophysics based on validated observations collected through networks. Multidisciplinary tools and methods are implemented in order to tackle problems of current concern in meteorology and climatology.

The Louvain-la-Neuve site of UCLouvain and the Royal Meteorological Institute site in Brussels offer a unique modern living environment inside a naturally preserved neighbourhood. Louvain-la-Neuve is conveniently located to the heart of Europe and very close to Brussels, facilitating the exchanges between the two institutions.



Relevant divisions
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)
Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences (NP)

Full time

Entry level


Required education

Application deadline
10 December 2019

8 November 2019

Job description

The Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (RMI) and the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) invite applications for a full time position in regional climate predictability at the seasonal-to-decadal timescale. The position consists in a 50% tenure track or tenured position at UCLouvain and a 50% position as first assistant (SW2) at RMI, and implies strong interactions between the two institutions. It also involves teaching. For more information on the position and the application form, please go to

The researcher should ideally have expertise in atmospheric and climate modelling, and in advanced tools of nonlinear sciences (dynamical systems, stochastic processes, etc.). Since both fields of expertise are not easy to find in a single scientist, the researcher should have expertise at least in one of them, with keen interest to develop the other one in collaboration with scientists from RMI and UCLouvain. The new expert will have by essence an interdisciplinary profile with a strong taste in learning new approaches and techniques in such a way to build a solid bridge between both institutions.