COVID-19 situation in CR
The current situation is serious with high number of positive cases detected every day. Czech universities are mostly closed for master and bachelor students but research/academic staff and doctoral students continue to go to work. Regardless the situation, the research project are expected to start in January 2021. Though the enrolments for the Ph.D studies should be done personally under normal conditions, Charles University allows a distance enrolment in case a candidate could not come before official deadline due to epidemic situation. Official information from the Ministry of Health can be found here https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/.

 
 

Applications for the co-funded Ph.D. positions – general information

Ph.D. positions at the Department of Atmospheric Physics at Charles University that are co-funded by specific research projects are automatically connected with a job position/employment and a salary additional to the monthly Ph.D. stipendium. For more information on Ph.D. studies at the Department of Atmospheric Physics please see https://kfa.mff.cuni.cz/phd.

The following positions are available from January-March 2021 (please see timetable details below). Successful applicants will enter the Ph.D. study program in March 2021. In case of interest, please contact us at kfa@mff.cuni.cz.

Particular study plans and details of the research positions will be specified personally with successful candidates. The research projects funding depends on approval of the funding agencies.

Please send your application by December 4, 2020 to kfa@mff.cuni.cz (with indication which project position you are interested in)

Please include:

  1. Academic CV and a pdf of your diplomas including (link to the) the diploma thesis
  2. List of course topics related to meteorology, air quality, climate modelling or atmospheric physics
  3. Specification of programming and language skills
  4. List of publications (if any)
  5. List of research projects (if any)
  6. Statement of research interests and career goals, indicating why you are interested in the position
  7. List of at least two references: names, phone numbers, and email

General Requirements:

  1. Master-of-Science-equivalent degree in meteorology and/or environmental physics with fulfilled courses related to the research project
  2. The candidate should have good experience in Unix / Linux working environments and programming skills in Python
  3. Strong communication in English language (spoken and written)
  4. Willingness to interact with an interdisciplinary science community
  5. A creative mind-set for scientific research

Timetable:

  • December 4, 2020 – deadline for the submission of the applications for co-funded Ph.D. positions
  • December 10, 2020 – announcement of successful applications
  • December 31, 2020 – deadline for the for the submission of the applications for the Ph.D. studies
  • January 1, 2021 – expected beginning of the research project. Start of the employment is guaranteed in this case for EU candidates only. For non-EU candidates, it is necessary to arrange proper visa, which may take up to several months depending on the country of candidate’s origin.
  • March 1, 2021 – beginning of the doctoral studies
  • Details of the admission procedure in PhD programmes can be found here: https://www.mff.cuni.cz/en/admissions/admission-procedure-in-phd-programmes/2020-2021
 
 

Long-term trends in the stratosphere

The Department of Atmospheric Physics at Charles University, Prague invites applications for one 3 years long funded PhD position to join a Czech Science Foundation funded research project aiming at long-term trends of anthropogenic and natural origin in the stratosphere and upper atmosphere.

The research position will be available from January/March 2021. The position will be primarily connected to analysis of various trends in the stratosphere including:

  • comprehensive analysis of trends in the wave momentum fluxes, their spatial distribution and variability
  • trends in radiative forcing, analysis of the distribution, variability and trends of the net diabatic term
  • trends in winds, tropical convection and other parameters influencing the wave propagation, global dynamics and the ozone concentration
  • collaboration with other research groups oriented on trends in the mesosphere-thermosphere-ionosphere system, ozone
  • participation on the publications preparations

General outcome of the research project will be a joint scenario of mutually consistent trends in the stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere and ionosphere.

The position will be fulfilled within the project of the Czech Science Foundation – Long-term trends of anthropogenic and natural origin in the stratosphere and upper atmosphere. Previous experience with the middle atmospheric studies will be advantage. The successful candidate will join a young and ambitious research team at DAP/FMP in Prague and within the project will collaborate also with the Czech Academy of Sciences. Ph.D. of the candidates will be fully funded, partly from the mentioned project and partly as a regular monthly stipendium with about 1500 EUR/month total income (+ the stipendium is gradually increased during the study – for details, please see https://kfa.mff.cuni.cz/phd).

 
 

Middle atmosphere localized gravity wave forcing

The Department of Atmospheric Physics at Charles University, Prague invites applications for one 3 years long funded PhD position to join a Czech Science Foundation funded research project aiming at localized gravity wave forcing in the middle atmosphere, its formation, impact, and long-term evolution.

The research position will be available from January/March 2021. The position will be primarily connected to:

  • identification and analysis of GW hotspots using both direct and indirect characteristics
  • analysis of the GW hotspots formations and specific background conditions including influence of specific meteorological phenomena such as the NAO
  • analysis of the impact on the middle atmospheric dynamics and transport processes
  • impact of the climate change on the GW hotspots

General outcome of the research project will be global identification of GW hotspots in the stratosphere, evaluation of GW hotspots actual impact on middle atmospheric dynamics and investigation of their future evolution.

The position will be fulfilled within the project of the Czech Science Foundation – Middle atmosphere localized gravity wave forcing – formation, impact, and long-term evolution (MATELO-FILE). Previous experience with the middle atmospheric studies will be advantage. The successful candidate will join a young and ambitious research team at DAP/FMP in Prague and within the project will collaborate also with the team from University Leipzig in Germany. Ph.D. of the candidates will be fully funded, partly from the mentioned project and partly as a regular monthly stipendium with about 1500 EUR/month total income (+ the stipendium is gradually increased during the study – for details, please see https://kfa.mff.cuni.cz/phd).