[ES_JOBS_NET] Two year postdoctoral position at the Bolin Centre for Climate Research at Stocholm University

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Thu Dec 5 08:22:33 MST 2013

*Two year postdoctoral position at the Bolin Centre for Climate Research 
at Stocholm University
Title: *Investigate and Model the Role of Strait Flows in Large Climate 
Deadline for application: *17 January 2014*
Link: http://www.geo.su.se/index.php/aboutigv/vacancies

*Project desription*

Large climate transitions in Earth's history are often hypothesized to 
have been a consequence of continental drift episodes that opened or 
closed oceanic straits. The ocean affects the climate primarily through 
its capacity to store carbon and to redistribute heat. These controls 
are tightly linked to the structure and strength of the large scale 
ocean circulation. This postdoctoral project will use a global coupled 
Atmosphere--Ocean--Ice model, CM2Mc or similar, to investigate the 
relevance of strait flows for one or more of the Earth's major climate 

The specific direction of the study will be guided by the interest of 
the successful applicant. Potential focus points include, but are not 
limited to, the following (in chronological order):
- The onset of Antarctic glaciation and North Atlantic Deep Water 
formation at the Eocene-Oligocene boundary has been linked to the 
opening of Drake Passage and the Tasman Seeway.
- The Mid-Miocene Climate Optimum occurred close to the time when the 
gateways between the Arctic Ocean, the Nordic Seas, and the Atlantic 
Ocean opened up and the Thethys Seaway closed.
- The onset of Northern Hemisphere large scale glaciations around 3 
million years ago has been associated with the closing of the Panama 
Gateway and the opening of the Bering Strait.
- The opening of the Bering Strait following the last glacial period 
allowed freshwater transport between the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans 
that may have had a stabilizing effect on climate.

The candidate will be employed at the Department of Geological Sciences 
and be part of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research. The Bolin Centre 
brings together observationalists and modellers from a wide range of 
backgrounds to study the climate at all time scales and as such the 
centre provides a stimulating working environment.

A PhD, or other degree that is deemed similar to a PhD, in physical 
oceanography, climatology, atmospheric dynamics, marine geophysics or 
other relevant field of science is required. Experience of large scale 
ocean or atmosphere modelling is desirable.

*Terms of employment*
The position is full time for a maximum of two years. The working 
language will be English. The starting date is aimed to be 31 March 2014.

*More information*
Further information about the position can be requested from Agatha de 
Boer, telephone +46-(0)8-16 47 30,agatha.deboer at geo.su.se 
<mailto:agatha.deboer at geo.su.se>.

The application shall include:
--cover letter,
--CV with publication list,
--maximum 2-page long description of proposed research focus,
-- proof of doctoral degree, and
--contact information for two academic referees (the committee will 
contact them directly if required).

Please send your application, marked with the reference number
SU FV-3702-13,*no later than January 17, 2014*, by e-mail 
to:registrator at su.se <mailto:registrator at su.se>.

The electronic documents should be in Word or PDF format.
N.B. Quote the reference number SU FV-3702-13 in all correspondence.

*Christine Wiedinmyer
Scientist III
Atmospheric Chemistry Division *

*    Web: * acd.ucar.edu/~christin 
*    Email: *christin at ucar.edu <MAILTO:christin at ucar.edu>
*    Office: *(303) 497-1414


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