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