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Postdoctoral Opportunities

Positions available in ICTP's Earth System Physics section

Postdoctoral Opportunities
Postdoctoral Opportunities


ICTP seeks applications for two postdoctoral positions starting December 2021 from outstanding young scientists with a strong research record.

The positions are in the Earth System Physics (ESP) section in the broad areas of climate dynamics, climate variability and ocean-atmosphere interactions. The ESP section provides a vibrant international research environment with an intense programme of workshops and conferences. Postdoctoral fellows are also encouraged, and supported, to participate in activities in developing countries in order to promote the mission of ICTP.  

The ICTP takes seriously its commitment to equal opportunity and diversity in hiring, and in its global mission to promote science in the developing world.

Fellows must have completed a PhD in meteorology, oceanography, climate dynamics or related disciplines prior to the start of their fellowship. Candidates who have experience in the research areas mentioned above and who obtained their PhD after 2016 will be given priority.

ICTP offers internationally competitive remuneration and a number of benefits. Appointments will be initially made for one year. Candidates should apply through the ICTP online application system.

The application deadline is 31 July 2021.

For more information please contact:

  • Dr. Riccardo Farneti (
  • Dr. Fred Kucharski (
  • Dr. Adrian Tompkins (

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted by e-mail after the selection process (mid-August).