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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Earth System Modelling Full-time Job

1 month ago Geosciences Oslo   10 views
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Job description

A position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (SKO 1352) is available at the Department of Geosciences.

The fellowship will be for a period of two years, with an expected starting date early fall 2018.

The successful candidate will work in the LATICE (“Land-ATmosphere Interactions in Cold Environments”) research group with scientists with expertise within various disciplines related to observing, analyzing and parameterization of the land surface. LATICE is recognized as a strategic research area by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, dedicated to improving our knowledge on cold environment processes and their representation in Earth System Models (ESMs). The research focuses on cold-regions exchange processes and particularly aims to advance the knowledge base concerning land-atmosphere interactions and their role in controlling climate variability and climate change at high northern latitudes. LATICE plays a key role in integrating the research and field activities of the various disciplines of the department and nationally, including the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, the biosphere and the cryosphere. A common approach is to tightly integrate field observations in model development. For more information, see the LATICE web site: http://mn.uio.no/latice/

The postdoctoral research fellow will be part of a motivated research team with a high number of early career scientists working together in a highly interdisciplinary environment. The candidate will play an active role in the supervision of PhD students and provide integrating activity across the PhD topics. She/he will be provided leadership opportunities within LATICE.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials. Applications are encouraged from dedicated candidates with excellent writing skills and the ability to work in a highly team-orientated environment.

Creativity and innovation are valued, as is a demonstrated high working capacity, passion for research, and self-motivation. The candidate should expect to work in a highly collaborative team-oriented environment and participate in a wide array of activities related to land-atmosphere processes with an emphasis on land surface processes in cold environments.

The successful candidate must have a PhD or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in Geosciences, or a related discipline; e.g., a PhD in Physics or Mathematics with experience in the earth sciences. Applications are encouraged from dedicated candidates with strong quantitative skills and technical expertise in computer software and programming. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in numerical modelling and preferably also statistics. Previous experience with numerical modelling is essential, in particular the parametrization of land surface processes in climate and/or distributed hydrological models.

The successful candidate should further demonstrate:

  • Technical expertise in scripting (e.g. Python, R) or programming (e.g. C, FORTRAN)
  • Evidence of creativity and capability of independent research
  • Knowledge of large data analysis and visualization tools
  • Ability and willingness to participate in interdisciplinary research
  • Good English writing and communication skills

Applicants who have handed in their PhD thesis for evaluation can apply given that a date is set for their final exam (should be within 2-3 months of the application deadline). [LMT1]

The main purpose of post-doctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their disciplines. Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for post-doctoral fellowship positions.

A good command of oral and written English is required.

We offer

  • salary NOK 515 200 - 597 400 per year depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter, including a statement of interest and a preferred starting date
  • Project proposal for the qualifying work
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • A complete list of publications
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system.

Contact information

Professor Lena M. Tallaksen, +47 22857214, [email protected]

Professor Frode Stordal,+47 22855204, [email protected]

For technical questions about the recruitment system, please contact HR Officer Helene Jansen, + 47 22857196, [email protected]

Organization Description
The University of Oslo is a leading European university and Norway's largest. UiO is home to outstanding research and offers a great variety in study options.