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PhD Student Researcher in atmospheric sciences

PhD Student Researcher in atmospheric sciences


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Jerusalem, Israel


Relevant divisions
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)

Full time

Student / Graduate / Internship


Required education

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

30 August 2023

Job description

Job Title: PhD Student Researcher

Location: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Topic: Extreme Precipitation and Aerosol Effects in Radiative Convective Equilibrium

Supervisor: Dr. Guy Dagan


The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem invites applications for a PhD student researcher position in the area of aerosol effect on extreme precipitation within the framework of radiative convective equilibrium (RCE). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join Dr. Guy Dagan’s research group and contribute to cutting-edge research in atmospheric science.

Project Overview:

This PhD research project aims to investigate the complex interactions between extreme precipitation events and aerosol particles in the atmosphere, particularly in the context of radiative convective equilibrium. The work of this position will primarily involve running and statistically analyzing numerical experiments using 3-D cloud resolving models.


  • Conduct advanced research in the field of extreme precipitation and aerosol effects within the RCE framework.
  • Design and perform numerical experiments using atmospheric models and simulations.
  • Analyze and interpret atmospheric data to draw physical understanding.
  • Collaborate with the research group and contribute to ongoing projects.
  • Prepare and publish research findings in scientific journals.
  • Attend conferences and workshops to present research results and network with peers.


  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Atmospheric Sciences or a related field.
  • Strong background in atmospheric physics and numerical modeling.
  • Proficiency in programming languages commonly used in atmospheric research (e.g., Python, MATLAB, Fortran).
  • Excellent data analysis skills and experience with relevant software tools.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Motivated, independent, and able to work effectively in a collaborative research environment.


  • Competitive stipend and research support.
  • Access to state-of-the-art research facilities and computing resources.
  • Opportunity to collaborate with leading experts in the field.
  • Engage in interdisciplinary research at the intersection of atmospheric science and climate dynamics.
  • Experience the vibrant academic and cultural atmosphere of Jerusalem.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit the following documents to

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) detailing academic and research background.
  • Cover letter outlining research interests and motivations.
  • Contact information for at least two academic or professional references.

For inquiries or additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Guy Dagan at: