|Cc||Hanna Lee <Hanna.Lee@uni.no>|
|Date||Mon, 21 Mar 2016 15:23:34 +0100|
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship or Researcher position in permafrost and Earth system modeling Job description: A 2-year postdoctoral researcher position in land surface modeling is available at Uni Research Climate in Bergen, Norway, with the possibility of being extended. More experienced candidates will be considered for a researcher position. The focus will be to improve our understandings on permafrost carbon climate feedbacks using the coupled framework of the state-of-the-art Norwegian Earth System Model (NorESM). Main duties include implementing and improving permafrost related processes in the land model for a more realistic representation of permafrost in global as well as regional climate models. The candidate will be responsible for the Community Land Model (CLM) simulations in the framework of NorESM, CLM development and permafrost representation in close interaction with field scientists, WRF modelers, and global Earth system modelers. The model development will focus on subgrid representation for other permafrost processes in the CLM, particularly on the landscape development in areas with ice-rich ground, including thermokarst formation and ground subsidence to ultimately understand the effects of thawing permafrost on future climate. In addition to permafrost model development, the candidate will contribute to the upcoming Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (CMIP6) activities with the NorESM and its evaluation.. Requirements/qualifications: The successful candidate should have a PhD degree or the equivalent in the discipline of either mathematics, physics, or geosciences with a strong background in ESM particularly on the representation of surface energy balance, snow cover, permafrost, hydrology, biogeochemistry, and/or glacier mass balance. Furthermore, the candidate must present evidence that she/he is capable of programming enough to modifying the model source code to facilitate improvements of the model physics. The candidate should have experience with Earth System Model structure, particularly previous experience with CLM is most beneficial. The candidate should further have experience with evaluation of model results using field observations and have knowledge in high-latitude environments. The successful candidate should further demonstrate: - Knowledge in ESM framework particularly land surface modeling - Technical expertise in programming, in particular FORTRAN and NCL - Evidence of creativity and capability of independent research - Excellent writing and communication skills in English - Collaborate with researchers in different discipline The application must include: - A 2-pg motivation letter including a statement of research interests - CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work, and other qualifying activity) - Copies of educational certificates and transcript of records* - List of publications and/or awards and stipends that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee - If available, a copy of the PhD thesis - Names and contact details of 2-3 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number) *Foreign applicants are recommended to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. *Please remember that all documents should either be in English or a Scandinavian language. Salary and work environment: Salary is decided by agreement. Uni Research AS has an employee pension and insurance agreement. The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position. For further information about the position, please contact Hanna Lee (email@example.com). As a partner in BCCR, we can offer numerous training and career development opportunities via ResClim (http://resclim.no/) and CHESS (The Norwegian Research School on Changing Climate in the coupled Earth System). For more information about Uni Research and BCCR, please visit http://uni.no/klima and http://www.bjerknes.uib.no. How to apply: The application must be submitted through the jobbnorge system. Please visit (https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/123624/) for more information. Send electronic application by clicking on the button marked “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” on this page. Applications must include a CV, certified copies of diplomas and certificates, a 2-pg letter of motivation describing yourself and outlining your motivation and relevant experience for the project, and contact details of at least two references. Applications sent by e-mail will not be considered. Application deadline: April 15, 2016 Start date: ASAP, negotiable
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