Tailored opportunities: Post doctoral position in Climate or Environmental Sciences at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management


The InsuResilience Solutions Fund (ISF). ISF supports detailed climate risk analysis in close cooperation with partners in developing countries in order to increase their resilience against the negative impacts of climate change.

For ISF we are thus looking for a Post-doc in the field of climate or environmental sciences. The position is initially limited for a period of 24 months.

The focus of the Post-doc position will be the appraisal of the quantitative climate risk assessment projects for selected geographic areas (in developing countries) under the ISF regarding the need for/and potential of new climate adaption measures. 

The post-doc will work on specific projects overseeing and reviewing climate risk assessment projects in exchange with the private sector and in close collaboration with the Weather and Climate Risks Group at the Institute for Environmental Decisions of ETH Zurich. This includes validation of the available climate and exposure data, assumption on hazard, vulnerability and exposure models, adequacy of methodology used to reflect different climatic scenarios and to analyse the impact on economy as well as on peoples’ livelihood. Furthermore, the position includes supporting partners within developing countries to build-up own capacities and know-how in the area of climate risk analysis as well as adapting tools to the respective local context.


Applicants must have:
  • PhD (doctorate) or equilvalent in physics, geophysics, geoscience or econometrics.
  • Experience in risk modelling, data analysis, collection, aggregation and processing, preferably in fields related to climate or environmental sciences.
  • Programming skills in a higher programming language, preferably Python or C++, will be required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (main working language is English); Knowledge of German or Spanish would be an asset.
  • Position mainly based in Frankfurt, willingness to travel to developing countries on a case-by-case basis.


Not specified or open till filled.


Please send your application including details of your preferred start date and salary expectations by email to opportunities@fs.de or post to Frankfurt School of Finance & Management ISF Office, Postfach 10 03 41, 60003 Frankfurt am Main.

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