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Postdoctoral Fellow position at Geophysical Institute

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There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral fellow position at Geophysical Institute within Climate Modelling. The position is for a period of 2 years.

About the project/work tasks

The position is connected to the ERC STERCP grant that focuses on the development of super climate models.
The simulation and prediction of climate remains a challenge. The position will focus on applying two alternative methods – flux-correction and super climate modelling – to enhance climate prediction and reduce uncertainties in climate change projections. A super climate model is an optimal combination of different models that influence one another as they run. Our recent work has shown the potential of this approach to reduce model errors. The aim of this position will be to use these two different approaches to understand how model errors impact the simulation and prediction of climate.

Qualifications and personal qualities

  • Applicants must have achieved a PhD or equivalent in meteorology, oceanography, physics, mathematics or related fields, or have presented the dissertation for assessment by the closing date for applications. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
  • Candidates must have a strong background in climate modelling, and should have good knowledge of climate dynamics.
  • Excellent skills are required in programming in large community code and performing simulations with general circulation models on super computers and analysis of observations and model data.
  • Experience with climate prediction and with any of the following earth system model NorESM, MPI-ESM, or EC-EARTH, and with data assimilation in earth system models would be beneficial.
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English
  • The candidate will work in a lively research environment and should have good team working skills.

About the position of postdoctoral fellow

The position of postdoctoral fellow is a fixed-term appointment with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. The fixed-term period for this position is 2 years. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral fellow at the same institution.

Upon appointment, applicants must submit a project proposal for the qualifying work. The project proposal must be prepared in cooperation with the project manager/supervisor and must also include a schedule. It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment.

We can offer

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment.
  • Salary at pay grade 57 (Code 1352) upon appointment, currently NOK 483,700. Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise).
  • Good welfare benefits.

Your application must include

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • The names and contact information for at least two personal referees. One of these may be the main advisor from the PhD programme.
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas and official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted.
  • Relevant certificates/references.
  • List of any works of a scientific nature (publication list).
  • Any publications in your name.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.

General information

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting : Professor Noel Keenlyside

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.