International Society of Biometeorology

Jobs and Positions

PhD Position in Urban Climate and Extreme Heat at Arizona State University

The Urban Climate Research Center at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona is accepting applications for a three-year assistantship in urban climate for the pursuit of a doctoral degree. The assistantship provides a stipend plus tuition remission.

Qualified candidates should have a Master’s degree in Geography, Atmospheric Sciences, Earth or Environmental Sciences, Environmental Modeling, or a related discipline.  Candidates should have a strong interest in urban climate and be eager to work in a collaborative transdisciplinary environment.

The successful applicant will work with Dr. Ariane Middel and Dr. Jennifer Vanos and participate in research projects related to heat exposure and health, human thermal comfort, and climate-sensitive urban design. The candidate will also be expected to organize and partake in field work and community events, and will contribute to preparation and submission of research papers and grants.

Preference will be given to applicants with strong quantitative backgrounds who have previously completed research in urban climate. Experience with geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and tools for analysis, visualization, and programming are desired (e.g. ArcGIS, QGIS, R/RStudio, Matlab, or similar), as is experience and eagerness for field work. Strong skills in oral and written communication are required.

Relevant ASU PhD programs include Sustainability, Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, and Design. The successful applicant will gain experience working across the following laboratories at ASU: Urban Climate Research Center, Shade Lab, and a Future Human Biometeorological Laboratory within the Global Futures Laboratory.

Applicants should send their CV and short statement of interest to Ariane Middel ( & Jennifer Vanos ( by December 10th, 2020.


PhD Position in Hydrological and climate variability at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences (FES), the Czech University of Life  Science in Prague modelling of relationships between climate and human health. The PhD position is embedded in the REES project (Research Excellence in Environmental Sciences) led by Dr. Ales Urban (researcher ID: H-6476-2014). The aim of the REES project is to investigate the impacts of climate variability and change on human health.

The title of the PhD project is: Modelling of relationships between climate variability and seasonal patterns in mortality The aim of the PhD project will be to clarify associations between climate variability and seasonal patterns of mortality and morbidity in the Czech Republic using modern methods of time series analysis. Special focus will be given on the analysis of seasonal patterns of the incidence of infectious diseases, how these patterns are associated with climate variability, and how they affect the general seasonal patterns in mortality and morbidity.

The candidate should have a M.Sc. degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Modelling, Environmental Epidemiology, Climate Science, or related field. We expect the candidate will be self-motivated and interested in the research topic. Good knowledge in statistics, scientific programming and data analysis, and experience in working with tools for the analysis and visualisation of time series data (e.g. R/RStudio, Matlab, or similar) are expected. Additional skills are expected to be gained and improved during the PhD project. The successful candidate will participate in the REES project, will contribute to preparation and submission of research grants, and is expected to participate on these grants in case of successful submission.

For further information please contact Dr. Ales Urban;!!KwNVnqRv!VPwg6BmFLcCI22bBpJPQT5Jqd_1pzhN1oBhrRJqBZ2RxoNVKFiH_w4QmC8Ri-HidQg$

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics (Women-Only Applicants) at the University of Queensland, Australia

The School of Mathematics and Physics seeks to recruit a staff member with a developed research program in applied mathematics broadly interpreted, including mathematical modelling, applied probability, mathematical data science and computational mathematics, or a closely related area of mathematics. The appointee will be required to engage in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and curriculum development, including service courses. In addition, the appointee will supervise Higher Degree by Research, postgraduate coursework and Honours students, conduct high-quality research and perform administrative, outreach and other activities associated with the School.

Applications close: 20 Nov 2020 (11:00 PM) Eastern Australia Standard Time

Postdoc in data science and statistical modelling

The University of Copenhagen (Frederiksberg campus) is currently seeking a post-doctoral research assistant in data science and statistical modelling.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone with strong quantitative skills to join a group working on the frontline of human and animal health, and with privileged access to data sources including those relevant to the COVID-19 outbreak in Denmark. The working environment includes people from a wide variety of backgrounds, and they are specifically looking to expand the skillset and experience of the section, so please consider applying even if you have never worked on medical applications before!  The most important things we are looking for are quantitive skills and a desire to understand data.

The deadline for applications is 8th November 2020.  More details are available from:

Informal queries relating to the application are very welcome by email:


Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund
The Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund exists to provide educational grants and scholarships to women pursuing post-secondary educational goals as well as ongoing professional development in order to support their career advancement and to help them become the role models, mentors and leaders of the futureAvailable scholarships for the year 2021-2022 will be announced on 15 October 2020

Australia Awards Scholarships for African Students with 3rd Class
Australia Awards, a cornerstone of the Australian Government’s development assistance program for Africa, provide access to postgraduate education, training, and professional development opportunities for suitably qualified Africans from eligible countries. On their return to the workplace, Australia Awards. Alumni are expected to contribute actively to development in their home countries. The Scholarship is offered annually and the deadline for the scholarship is December and March of the academic yearFor further information about requirements and the application process, please click


Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships open to applications

This scheme offers a recognised first step into an independent research career for outstanding postdoctoral scientists and engineers who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances, such as caring. Read about the work of the newest cohort of Dorothy Hodgkin Fellows and hear from current award holders with their advice about how to apply.  Link:  Deadline: Tuesday 10 November 2020, 3pm


Wolfson Fellowship relaunched

The Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship has been relaunched with a greater focus on the recruitment of internationally outstanding researchers to UK institutions. Up to £300,000 can be awarded over five years as a contribution towards salary costs, research expenses and a four-year PhD studentship.  Link:  Deadline: Wednesday 25 November 2020, 3pm


Wolfson Visiting Fellowship

The new Royal Society Wolfson Visiting Fellowship provides an opportunity for outstanding international research leaders to undertake sabbatical leave in a UK institution, to foster international collaborative links and to enrich scientific research in the host organisation as well as the wider UK science base.   Deadline: Wednesday 25 November 2020, 3pm


Research Grants open for applications

This scheme is for scientists in the UK who are at an early stage in their career or returning from a career break and want to purchase specialised equipment and consumables. Apply for funding of up to £20,000 to purchase essential equipment and consumables, and support field research which will help you to launch new projects.

Deadline: Thursday 12 November 2020, 3pm


Short Industry Fellowship

This scheme enables scientists employed in industry or academia and/or their postdoctoral researcher to have shorter, more dynamic engagements between academia and industry, working on a mutually beneficial and collaborative project. Collaborations between academia and early-stage companies are particularly encouraged. Secondments can be held for a period of between three and six months full time, or up to 12 months part time.

Deadline: Tuesday 3 November 2020, 3pm