Post-Doctoral Associate on Climate Predictability (code 12544)

Deadline: March 31, 2024


The CMCC Foundation is a scientific research center on climate change and its interactions with the environment, society, the world of business, and policymakers. Our work aims to stimulate sustainable growth, protect the environment, and develop strategies for the adaptation and mitigation of climate change.


Our Institute for Earth System Predictions (IESP) is hiring a talented, motivated and proactive post-doctoral associate to work in the Climate Variability and Predictions division in the framework of the ASPECT (Adaptation-oriented Seamless Predictions of European ClimaTe) Horizon Europe project (2023–2027).

Workplace location: Bologna, Italy.


The successful applicant will support the group operations conducing research on climate predictability and assisting with the production and evaluation of climate forecasts. According to expertise and skills, maintaining a focus on research, or on operational activities may be considered.


The Post-Doctoral Associate will be expected to:

Conduct research on model deficiencies and the origins of seasonal-to-decadal predictability, specifically regarding the signal-to-noise problem and the impact of systematic model biases, with a focus on extratropical air‒sea interaction processes and climatic extremes. Become part of the Climate Variability and Predictions (CLIVAP) division and assist with the production of climate predictions of different forecast horizons contributing to high-impact publications. For inquiries on the nature of the work, please contact: Dr. Panos Athanasiadis (


The desired qualifications include: a PhD in climate sciences or related subjects; experience with analysing climate model output; experience with Python and shell scripting in Unix; a very good knowledge of the English language; publications demonstrating quality research; experience with running climate models.


The appointment period will be initially of two (2) years starting no later than July 2024, renewable for one (1) more year pending a positive evaluation. The gross annual salary range is from 35.000 to 45.000 Euros, comprehensive of benefits, depending on qualification and working experience. Welfare package Flexible working time Support during the immigration process, if needed.

Belonging to legally protected categories (ex L. 68/99) will constitute a preferential condition.

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