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[Met-jobs] PhD position in climate dynamics at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:53:50 +0000

PhD position in climate dynamics at the Geophysical Institute, University of 

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to conduct research as part of a 
PhD study aimed at understanding the dynamics of warm climates, in particular 
the processes controlling Arctic sea ice cover, conditions in the polar and 
subpolar oceans, and the long-term sensitivity of the climate system. The study 
will include the use of process models, output from global climate models and 
information from paleoclimate records. The successful candidate will be part of 
the DYNAWARM (Dynamics of Past Warm Climates) project within the Centre for 
Climate Dynamics at the Bjerknes Centre, and will be encouraged to interact 
with physical oceanographers, atmospheric scientists and paleoceanographers 
during the course of their studies.

Applicants must have achieved a master's degree or equivalent in oceanography, 
meteorology, atmospheric sciences, physics, applied mathematics or related 
fields, or have submitted their master thesis for assessment by the application 
deadline (1 March 2012).

The PhD fellowship period is 4 years with 25% of the candidate's time 
designated for teaching.  Starting salary on grade 48 (code 1017/pay framework 
20.3) in the Civil Service pay grade table scale; currently NOK 391,300 gross 
p.a. following ordinary meriting regulations.

Please submit an electronic application including CV, certificates and 
diplomas/transcripts (Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees), using the button marked 
“Apply for this job” on the jobbnorge website ( ). In addition to these 
application materials, applicants should submit a brief (1 page) statement of 
their research experience and intended research goals within the scope of this 
PhD study, as well as the names and contact details of two referees.

For further information about the position please contact Camille Li, e-mail:<>

Applications sent by e-mail will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 1 March 2012

Quote reference number: 2012/256

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