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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral researcher in regional climate modelling at University of Bergen

From Stefan Pieter Sobolowski <>
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Date Mon, 9 Jul 2018 11:31:44 +0000

We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated climate scientist to participate in the transdisciplinary Sapiens Centre of Excellence. This represents a unique opportunity for an early career scientist to establish a high-profile research portfolio and contribute to findings that will fundamentally change how we understand early humans and their relation to their environment. The selected candidate will develop and conduct innovative regional climate modeling experiments, which will allow for a more robust understanding of local-regional scale climate conditions over Southern Africa ~100-50 ka. Furthermore, the fellow will, though collaborations with other researchers at the centre, help elucidate the crucial links between climate reconstructions, archaeological evidence and early human behaviour. Current archaeological evidence highlights 100-50 ka as being a watershed for human cognitive, technological and social developments in Africa. More research is needed to understand where, when and why early humans started to think and behave the way we do today. Improved understanding of the environmental and climatic conditions under which these developments occurred is a critical piece of this puzzle.

The candidate must have a background in atmospheric sciences, meteorology, climate science or a related field. Also, regional climate modelling experience is essential. Paleo-climate experience is a plus but not required.

The full announcement is available through the link provided below and all applications must be submitted through the webportal.

I am happy to field any questions or inquiries.


Stefan Sobolowski, Ph.D.
Research Professor — Forsker I
Uni Research Climate, NORCE & the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research
Jahnebakken 5, 5007, Bergen, Norway 

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