PhD student position in numerical modeling of convective clouds

One PhD student position in numerical modeling of convective clouds at the Institute of Geophysics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw (IGFUW) in Poland

The PhD project starts on the 1st of October 2018.

The successful candidate will join the research group on Microphysics of Clouds at the IGFUW. The group investigates the dynamics of convective clouds in a wide range of spatial and temporal scales: from the detailed microphysics of individual aerosol and cloud droplets (activation, growth by condensation, and collision-coalescence), to the motion of the whole cloud. The group develops and applies a Lagrangian Cloud Model, where the cloud-scale flow computed by Large-Eddy Simulations is coupled with a Lagrangian description of the cloud-particle microphysics.

The PhD research tasks include evaluation of impact of microphysical parameters and processes on cloud global structure. Various numerical options of the Lagrangian Cloud Model will be tested to clearly separate numerical aspects from the model physics. The PhD work will be carried out within the project “Untangling microphysical impacts on shallow convective clouds” funded by the Polish National Science Center.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  1. Master’s degree in Physics, Engineering, Chemistry or a related discipline (MSc degree must be completed at latest in September 2018).
  2. Expertise in C++, Python.
  3. Good spoken and written English.
  4. Experience in object oriented, parallel computing is advantageous.
  5. Enrollment as a doctoral student at the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw. Recruitment procedure starts in June 2018. Detailed information may be found at fuw.edu.pl/phd-studies.html.

Our offer:

A PhD scholarship of 3 000 PLN (about 715 €, tax-free) guaranteed initially for 24 months and access to international travel funds.


Applications including detailed CV, a short description of scientific interests and motivation, and contact information of at least one referee should be sent by e-mail to hanna.pawlowska@igf.fuw.edu.pl. The deadline is 31st of May 2018.

For further information about the project, please contact:

  1. Prof. Hanna Pawłowska (hanna.pawlowska@igf.fuw.edu.pl)
  2. Dr. Piotr Dziekan (piotr.dziekan@fuw.edu.pl).

Originally published on - April 12, 2018, 1:38 p.m.
Last update on - May 14, 2019, 9:50 a.m.
Publisher - Sekretariat IGF