Postdoc position at EPFL/MeteoSwiss
Catchment Hydrology and Geomorphology Lab (EPFL), , Switzerland
Start reviewing process: 19 January 2023

In close collaboration with the Radar, Satellite and Nowcasting division of MeteoSwiss, the Environmental Remote Sensing Lab at EPFL is starting a new project building on the large archive of radar and gauge measurements existing at MeteoSwiss, with the following scientific and operational objectives:
  • Investigate the potential for improvement of the nowcasting skill through improvement in the optical flow and the estimation of the growth and decay of precipitating cells.
  • Use the current platform of NowPrecip to produce a multi-member ensemble output.
  • Optimize the sharing of information between NowPrecip and other MeteoSwiss applications related to precipitation, in order to improve the consistency of their warnings.

We are looking for a creative and energetic Postdoc to investigate the above-mentioned scientific questions, starting as soon as possible. Funding is available for up to 3 years through a collaboration between EPFL and MeteoSwiss with a competitive salary (starting at 86 kCHF/year). Review of the applications will continue until the position is filled.

The Postdoc project will be jointly supervised by Prof. Alexis Berne (EPFL) and Dr. Ioannis Sideris (MeteoSwiss, Locarno Monti). The Postdoc will spend time in both Lausanne and Locarno.

Additional information is available here:

Best regards,

Alexis Berne

Alexis Berne
Station 2, Bat. GR
1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Office: GR C2 564

Of interest for:
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group