Job advertisement 2 post-doc positions Environmental Intelligence for Global Change - Politecnico di Milano

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2 post-doc positions Environmental Intelligence for Global Change - Politecnico di Milano

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2 post-doc positions Environmental Intelligence for Global Change - Politecnico di Milano

Employer
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Politecnico di Milano

Homepage: https://www.ei.deib.polimi.it/


Location
Milano, Italy

Sector
Academic

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

Type
Contract

Level
Entry level

Salary
Open

Required education
PhD

Application deadline
2 September 2020

Posted
21 July 2020

Job description

Two postdoctoral research fellows

The Environmental Intelligence for Global Change Lab at Politecnico di Milano invites applications for two postdoctoral positions for a period of 12 + 12 months.

1st post-doc position. This post is part of the emerging interest in strengthening scientific knowledge on climate and environmental science by using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning tools for processing big observational/simulated datasets.
The research will focus on:

  • Developing AI and ML algorithms for supporting the detection of spatial and temporal patterns and evolutions of climatological fields (e.g., temperature) associated with extreme events (e.g., heatwaves, tropical cyclones).
  • Validating the detected teleconnections with data-driven causal inference methods.
  • Advancing existing water management solutions by using the newly developed information about extreme event occurrence.

Qualifications for this position include a Ph.D. in computer and/or automation engineering, artificial intelligence, applied mathematics or related fields. Alternatively, candidates having a background in water resources engineering, or a related field of environmental engineering also encouraged to apply. Strong numerical and computational skills are required as well as English language skills both in oral and written communication.

2nd post-doc position. The post is part of the emerging interest for including equity and justice concerns in the planning and management of large-scale water systems, particularly for transboundary river basins involving competing multisectoral dynamics. The research will focus on: Integration of equity and justice concerns in many-objective tradeoff analysis.
  • Application of cooperative game theory principles (e.g., stability) for analyzing tradeoff solutions.
  • Many-objective design of water management solutions including equity and justice as additional operational objectives.
  • Qualifications for this position include a Ph.D. in water resources engineering, hydrology, or a related field of environmental engineering.

Alternatively, candidates having a background in operations research, applied mathematics, and automation and control are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is experienced with water resources systems operation design, multiobjective optimization, real time control of water resources systems. Strong numerical and computational skills are required as well as English language skills both in oral and written communication.


How to apply

The application package must include CV, list of publications, and the name of two references. and must be sent to andrea.castelletti@polimi.it. Deadline for the package submission: 2nd September 2020.