[ES_JOBS_NET] University of Bergen: Postdoctoral Position in Climate modeling

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Thu Jan 7 08:57:50 MST 2016

    Postdoctoral Fellow position at Geophysical Institute

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
  * 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, e-mail: noel.keenlyside at uib.no 
<mailto:noel.keenlyside at uib.no>

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.

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