[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.
Many thanks,

  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 
Climate Research.

*Ref.nr  SU FV-2039-14.  Application deadline: 2014-08-29.*

*Project description*

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 
(66-2.6 Ma).

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.

*More information
*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 

·Cover letter

·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.

*Union representatives**
*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,
Associate Professor
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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