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[Met-jobs] Researcher in global land carbon cycle modelling Uni Research AS and the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen Norway

From Beate Klementsen <>
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Date Tue, 9 Jul 2013 09:54:00 +0000

Researcher in global land carbon cycle modelling
A 3-year researcher position in global terrestrial carbon cycle modelling is available at Uni Climate, with the potential for conversion to a permanent position after 1 year depending on performance/evaluation. 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 as well as the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the land biosphere module of the Norwegian Earth system model NorESM. He/she will carry out simulations in fully coupled as well as stand-alone modes primarily over the time period of the Anthropocene. Model development work will focus on soil physics and biogeochemistry (C, N and P cycles) as well as high latitude greenhouse gas emissions in order to improve carbon cycle climate feedback quantifications. The pro-active candidate will have the opportunity to develop an own line of research and is expected to apply for external funding.
Experience in the field of land biogeochemistry and in running numerical models is mandatory. Firm knowledge of the programming language FORTRAN and the operating system UNIX is required. Experience with the land surface component model CLM would be an advantage. The candidate will work in a lively inter-disciplinary research environment and should have excellent team working skills. We expect the candidate to cultivate and extend linkages to relevant scientific groups on the local, national, and international levels.
Applicants must have achieved a Norwegian doctorate in ecology, biology, meteorology, geosciences, physics, mathematics (or other relevant natural sciences) or equivalent education abroad, or have presented the dissertation for assessment by the closing date for applications. It is a pre-requisite that the dissertation has been approved before appointment is granted.
Salary is decided by agreement. Uni Research AS has employee pension and insurance agreement. The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at any time.
For further information about the position please contact professor Christoph Heinze at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, e-mail: / phone: +47 55589844. For more information about Uni Research and BCCR, please refer to and
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 language can be changed between English and Norwegian in the upper part of the web 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 September 2013

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