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[Met-jobs] Research fellow (PhD postion) in paleoclimatology/paleoceanography

From Beate Klementsen <>
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Date Mon, 28 Jan 2013 10:04:21 +0100

Research fellow (PhD postion) in paleoclimatology/paleoceanography
A 3-year research fellow position in paleoclimatology is available at Uni Climate. Uni Climate is a department of Uni Research AS and partner of the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (BCCR), a collaboration between Uni Research, University of Bergen, Institute of Marine Research and the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center.
We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to conduct research as part of a PhD study aimed at determining Pliocene temperature, stratification, ocean circulation and ventilation in the eastern Nordic Seas. The study will include the use of a range of paleoclimate proxie.  The main focus for the successful candidate will be on analysis and interpretations of biomarker (organic geochemistry) data, however, analysing and interpreting results of stable isotopes (oxygen and carbon), Mg/Ca and foraminifera are also relevant. The successful candidate will be part of the OCCP (Ocean Controls on high-latitude Climate sensitivity – a Pliocene case study) project. OCCP addresses the role of the Nordic Seas in determining climate conditions at high Northern latitudes during the Pliocene, a period globally warmer than present, through a fully integrated multi-proxy and model study. The successful candidate will be encouraged to interact cross disciplines during the course of the study.
Applicants must have achieved a master’s degree or equivalent in paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, marine geology, marine geochemistry or related fields, or have submitted their master thesis for assessment by the application deadline. It is a prerequisite that the formal admission requirements for the PhD programme are met before an appointment can be made.
Experience with organic geochemical analysis of sediments is desirable but not essential (full training and support will be given). The successful candidate would also benefit from experience with trace element or stable isotope geochemistry, knowledge of foraminifera, as well as experience with multi proxy studies. The candidate will work in a lively research environment and should have good team working skills. Good communication and writing skills in English and a desire to engage in international collaborative research is essential.  As part of the position the candidate will have a longer research stay at Durham University, UK.
Salary is decided by agreement. Uni Research AS has employee pension and insurance agreement.
For further information about the position please contact researcher Bjørg Risebrobakken, e-mail:, phone: +47 55584321. For more information about Uni Research and BCCR, please refer to and
The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at any time.
Send electronic application, CV, certificates and diplomas/transcripts (bachelor and master’s degree) and a list of scientific publications by clicking on the button marked “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” on this page:
The application should also contain a statement of research interests including specific motivation for the position, and the names and contact details of at least two references. Applications sent by e-mail will not be considered.
Closing date for applications: 1 March 2013

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