|From||Harald Sodemann <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Fri, 14 Sep 2018 13:37:29 +0200|
PhD Research fellow in Climate Processes and Water Isotope Research
Deadline September 30 2018
There is a vacancy for a PhD research fellow in the field of Climate Processes and Water Isotope Research at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years, with 25% compulsory work (e.g. teaching duties).
About the project:
The water cycle is one of the key uncertainties in the climate system. Model representations of the water cycle benefit from improved constraints from observations. This project is part of a larger effort at the Geophysical Institute to benchmark weather prediction and climate models with the help of measurements of stable isotopes in different components of the global water cycle. The PhD position is related to the work performed in, among others, two ERC projects, creating a stimulating research environment in this field.
As a PhD, you will be part of the national research school on Changing Climates in the Coupled Earth System (CHESS), and you will also be affiliated with the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (BCCR). BCCR is the largest climate research centre in the Nordic countries and among the leading centres in Europe. The working environment is highly international with around 200 scientists from 37 countries.
The successful PhD candidate will reevaluate the physical foundations of phase change processes of water isotopes with respect to theory, measurements, and model implementation. The PhD candidate will have access to state-of-the-art instrumentation that will be used in the laboratory and the field. The impact of improved descriptions and reduced uncertainty of stable isotopes regarding molecular-level processes during air-sea and air-snow interaction for interpretation of the climate system will be evaluated from numerical sensitivity experiments with advanced, isotope-enabled atmospheric models. Results will be assessed with regard to signals in climate proxy archives over the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets, among others.
Specific tasks to target within this PhD include:
Qualifications and personal qualities:
Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.
Special requirements for the position:
The successful candidate must be prepared to work for extended periods in the field with rudimentary comfort and in harsh climatic conditions
About the research training
As a PhD Candidate, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 4 years. A final plan for the implementation of the research training must be approved by the faculty within three months after you have commenced in the position. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.
We can offer:
Your application must include:
The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.
For further details about the position, please contact:Dr. Hans Christian Steen-Larsen, or Professor Harald Sodemann, Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen.
The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.
The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions. Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.
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