[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc to model large Cenozoic climate transitions at Stockholm University
Agatha de Boer
agatha.deboer at geo.su.se
Wed Jul 2 09:47:21 MDT 2014
Could you please add the following job ad to the job list? I also attach
it in pdf in case that is helpful.
Stockholm University is accepting applications for a
*Postdoctoral fellow to model links between oceanic gateways and
Cenozoic climate transitions*
at the Department of Geological Sciences and the Bolin Centre for
*Ref.nr SU FV-2039-14. Application deadline: 2014-08-29.*
Large climate transitions in the past are often linked to tectonic
reconfigurations that opened or closed oceanic straits. These could
affect climate through changes in the oceans capacity to store carbon
and to redistribute heat, both of which are tightly linked to the
structure and strength of the large scale ocean circulation. This
project will use a global coupled Atmosphere-Ocean-Ice model to
investigate the potential role of changes in strait flows for one or
more of the major climate transitions during the Paleogene and Neogene
One question of particular interest is the relation between the initial
glaciation of Antarctica 34 million years ago, close to the
Eocene-Oligocene boundary, and the onset of North Atlantic Deep Water
formation, both of which broadly coincide with the opening of Drake
Passage and the Tasman Seaway, as well as modification to ocean
corridors through the low latitude Tethys Ocean and Arctic region.
However, the specific direction of the study will also be guided by the
interest of the successful applicant.
We ask each applicant to write a letter presenting (i) their experience
and motivation and (ii) a short research proposal (1-2 pages) describing
a research question fitting with the broad paleoclimate objectives of
this project. It could, for example, include a short literature
background and a suggestion of how the problem could be addressed using
models. The proposal is foremost to give candidates an opportunity to
demonstrate their research skills.
The candidate will be employed in the Department of Geological Science
(www.geo.su.se) and be part of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research
(www.bolin.su.se). The Bolin Centre provides a stimulating working
environment that brings together observationalists and modellers from a
wide range of disciplines to study the climate at all time scales.
A PhD, or other degree that is deemed similar to a PhD, in physical
oceanography, climatology, atmospheric dynamics, or other relevant field
of science is required. Some experience of large scale ocean or
atmosphere modelling is highly desirable.
*Terms of employment*
The position is full time for a maximum of two years. The working
language will be English. The earliest start date is *1 Nov 2014 *but
this is somewhat flexible.
*Further information about the position can be requested from
Agatha de Boer: telephone +46 8-16 4730; agatha.deboer at geo.su.se.
*The deadline for applications is *29 Aug, 2014*. The application shall
·CV with publication list
·Maximum 2-page long letter of interest.
·Proof of doctoral degree
·Contact information for at least two academic referees (the committee
will contact them directly if required)
*Please send your application, marked with ref. no. SU FV-2039-14, no
later than 29 Aug 2014 to: *registrator at su.se**
The electronic documents should be in Word- or PDF-format.
N.B. Quote reference number: SU FV-2039-14 in all correspondence.
*Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm (Saco-S) and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST),
tel. 08-16 2000 (exchange), and Gunnar Stenberg (SEKO), tel. 070-316 43 41.
Agatha M. de Boer,
Dept. of Geological Science and Bert Bolin Centre for Climate Research
Stockholm University, 106 91 Stockholm, Tel: +46 8 16 4730
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