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Postdoctoral Research Fellow position (f/m/d) within marine biogeochemistry - model data analysis on tipping points and climate change hazards
University of Bergen
Postdoctoral Research Fellow position within marine biogeochemistry - model data analysis on tipping points and climate change hazards
The position is for a fixed term of three years and is associated with the projects EU H2020 COMFORT, EU H2020 CRESCENDO, and the Bjerknes Centre strategic project LOES.
About the project/work tasks:
Analysis of climate projections/scenarios for detection of abrupt changes/tipping points (including proximity and reversibility) in ocean biogeochemical and physical state under anthropogenic forcing, with particular consideration of warming, carbon fluxes, pH, nutrients, and oxygen cycling. This includes a model performance assessment with respect to observations.
Assessment of uncertainties and robustness of evolving hazards/impacts concerning the marine environment in climate projections.
Evaluation of model data with respect to ecosystem functioning and services using different metrics and thresholds, placing special emphasis on (a) the coastal ocean/shelf seas (on a global scale), (b) specific hot spots such as upwelling systems and polar oceans, and (c) the world ocean.
The position provides an opportunity to achieve breakthroughs in the field of climate data evaluation for pursuing a career in marine biogeochemistry and sustainability research.
Qualifications and personal qualities:
Applicants must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within oceanography, meteorology, climate science, physics, mathematics, biology, or related fields. PhD-students may apply if the defence of the PhD-thesis is completed by 31 October 2020. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
Excellent skills in handling huge complex climate model data sets in combination with advanced computational analysis methods including statistical tools are required.
Candidates must be able to work across scientific disciplines.
High level scientific programming skills are required.
Ability to publish in the scientific peer-reviewed literature is mandatory.
A background in marine biogeochemistry, marine ecosystems, and Earth system dynamics is desirable.
Knowledge of risk analysis frameworks and/or climate change impact metrics will be an advantage.
Experience with running ocean biogeochemical models and Earth system models would be beneficial.
Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and have the ability to cooperate with others.
Applicants must have excellent skills in oral and written English.
Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Research experience, ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.
About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:
The postdoctoral position is a fixed term position with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. If the appointee lacks teaching experience, or other relevant qualifications, the employment period may be increased to 3 years and 3 months. Teaching and other duties will in such cases be added to the position. The position may be extended by up to one year (maximum 4 years in total) if the appointee is granted externally financed research stays abroad.
Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.
For postdoctoral research fellow positions associated with externally financed projects, the completion of the project proposal for the qualifying work, as well as a progress plan, will be developed in cooperation with the supervisor and head of department.
It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment.
We can offer:
a good and professionally stimulating working environment
salary at pay grade 60 (code 1352 / pay range 24, alternative 4) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 532 300. Further promotions are made according to length of service. For particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered.
enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
a brief account of the applicant‘s research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
the names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor from the PhD programme.
Transcripts and diplomas. If you have not yet completed your PhD degree, please submit a statement from your institution confirming the expected date of award of your degree. Your PhD degree must be documented with transcripts and/or diploma, alternatively a confirmation from your institution on completed degree, by 31 October 2020.
list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
publications (as applicable)
The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge
For further details about the position, please contact:
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. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.
Upon the expiry of the closing date for applications, an evaluation committee will be appointed. As an applicant, you have a right of access to the committee's description of your formal and professional qualifications. If you wish to take advantage of this right of access, please contact the executive officer in charge after receiving information about the appointment of the evaluation committee.
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.
Further information about our employment process can be found here.
About The University of Bergen (UiB)
The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad.