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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oslo (Norway)

From Roger Brugge <>
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Date Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:23:42 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

A two-year position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow is available at the
Department of Geosciences at the University of Oslo. Starting date is as
soon as possible and preferable before 1 April 2017. Please note that it
is not possible to be appointed as Postdoc for more than one specified
period at the same institution.

For more information about the Department, see <>.

The postdoctoral fellow will work within the Section for Physical
Geography and Hydrology.

Job description

A two-year postdoctoral research position is sought within the research
area "Impacts of climate variability and change on the Earth's physical
system". Unusual or extreme weather and climate-related events are of
great public concern and a key question is whether such events are
likely to become more (or less) frequent in the coming decades and
whether we are already observing such changes. Focus is on the impacts
of climate variability and change, in particular extreme weather and
climate-related events (e.g., extreme precipitation or temperature,
prolonged dry and wet spells, rain-on-snow events) on the terrestrial
part of the hydrological cycle. Such water related physical impacts
include floods, dry soils, low groundwater levels and river flows, high
water temperatures, reduced snow cover and frozen ground. The work will
embrace an understanding of how impacts may overlap and interact in time
and space, leading to increased exposure.

The work aims to maximize the integration of available observational and
model data for impact assessment, addressing the large uncertainties in
future projections and the need for a better understanding of the
potential impacts of extreme hydrometeorological events. The region of
interest is northern Europe, but other regions with similar
hydroclimatological conditions may be considered as well. Various
analytical and modelling tools are relevant, including statistical
approaches, regional climate modelling and large-scale hydrological (or
land surface) models to support extreme weather and climate-related
impact studies.

The fellowship is interdisciplinary and the candidate will work closely
with researchers from other sections, foremost meteorologists, and
contribute to existing climate and climate impact research at the
department, including related activities within the strategic research
area LATICE (<>). International collaboration
will be encouraged building on already well-established networks.


Applicants must have a doctoral degree in a hydrology, meteorology or
related geo-scientific field with documented knowledge relevant for the
qualifications given above.

Candidates should have a good process understanding of Earth System
Sciences and have documented experience in assessing the impact of
climate variability and change on the physical system. The successful
candidate should further demonstrate:

Strong quantitative skills, including large-scale modelling and data
analysis Ability to work with large data sets, combining observations
and model simulations Technical expertise in computer software and
programming A proven track record in peer-reviewed publications Evidence
of creativity and capability of independent research

Applications are encouraged from dedicated candidates with excellent
writing and communication skills, good cooperation skills and ability to
work in a highly team-orientated environment.

Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of
employment for post-doctoral fellowship positions:

For more information please see:

Alternatively, for information in Norwegian:

A good command of English is required:


Position code 1352, Pay Grade from NOK 486 100 to 567 100 per year,
depending on qualifications and seniority.

The application must include:

Application letter including a statement of research interest CV
summarizing education, positions and academic work, and other qualifying
activity Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and
letters of recommendation List of publications and academic works that
the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee Names
and contact details of 2-3 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail
and telephone number)

Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their
University's grading system. Please remember that all documents should
be in English or a Scandinavian language.

In accordance with the University of Oslo's equal opportunities policy,
we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of
gender or ethnicity. UiO has an agreement for all employees, aiming to
secure rights to research results a.o.


Job type:
Fixed Term Contract

Working hours:

Working days:

Application deadline:
15. February 2017

Reference number:

Company homepage:

Professor Frode Stordal
Telephone: +47 22855204
Professor Lena Tallaksen
Telephone: +47 22857214
Questions regarding EasyCruit, Helene B Jansen
Telephone: +47 22857196

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