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Job advertisement Postdoctoral Researcher in climate hazard modelling at UNIFI

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Postdoctoral Researcher in climate hazard modelling at UNIFI

Postdoctoral Researcher in climate hazard modelling at UNIFI


University of Florence, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering




Relevant divisions
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)
Hydrological Sciences (HS)
Natural Hazards (NH)

Full time


27000 - 33000 € / Year

Required education

Application deadline
15 May 2024

5 April 2024

Job description

The researcher will quantify the spatial and temporal variations of critical climate hazards, such as heatwaves, droughts, floods, and storms, as well as compound events. Hazard indicators will be derived for the whole globe from reanalysis data and climate projections under different warming levels. Advanced statistical techniques will be applied to assess the temporal evolution of intensity and frequency of extreme events under non-stationary conditions and linked with observed impacts on society and forest ecosystems. Outcomes of this activity will improve considerably the understanding of how extreme climate events are expected to evolve under different warming scenarios and will identify hotspot areas exposed to multiple climate hazards. The work will be conducted within the Horizon SPARCCLE project and the Horizon ECO2ADAPT project in a young and multi-disciplinary team with a wide network of international collaborations.

General conditions:

  • Starting date: as soon as possible
  • Contract length: 2 years (to be possibly renewed for a maximum of six years)
  • Opportunity to spend stages in other leading international institutes that are part of the project consortium
  • Expected attendance to multiple international conferences and workshops
  • Flexibility in terms of teleworking
  • Opportunity to joining a young and motivating research environment

How to apply

Contact Giovanni Forzieri (
Include in the email subject the reference “Postdoc position in “Modelling extreme climate events””