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Postdoctoral Fellow in Oceanography, Physics, Climate science – ARCLIM project – UiT, Norway – Nov 2021


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The Department of Geosciences at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø has a vacant postdoctoral position to work in the project ‘ARCLIM – The Arctic Ocean under warm climates’. The appointment is for a period of 2 years with a possibility of 1-year extension. In addition to this announced position, two PhD candidates and one other postdoc will be appointed to work with different tasks of the ARCLIM project.

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
No. of Positions: 1
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Deadline to Apply:
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Department of Geosciences
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
UiT - University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway

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Qualification Details

The successful applicant must hold a PhD in oceanography, physics, climate science or a related field. The suitable candidate must have documented experience with numerical modelling. Experience with high latitude paleoceanography is a clear advantage. The candidate must have a documented good command of English (both written and oral).

Additional required qualifications include:

  • Independence, creativity and engagement
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent work ethics

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. The applicants who are assessed as the best qualified will be called to an interview. The interview shall among other things aim to clarify the applicant’s personal suitability for the position.

Qualification with a PhD is required before commencement in the position. If you are at the final stages of your PhD, you may still apply if you have submitted your PhD thesis for evaluation within the application deadline. You must submit the thesis with your application. You should have dissertated before the preferred start-up date of the position (March 2022).

At UiT we put emphasis on the quality, relevance and significance of the research work and not on where the work is published, in accordance with the principles of The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

Responsibilities/Job Description

The position is a part of the research project ‘ARCLIM – The Arctic Ocean under warm climates’ at the Department of Geosciences. ARCLIM will investigate the feedback processes between the Arctic Ocean and other components of the Earth’s climate system during warmer-than-present time past periods. ARCLIM is a multidisciplinary project that includes method development, data acquisition and earth system modelling. The appointed candidate will specifically implement seawater Nd isotope composition in the ocean component of the earth system model iLOVECLIM, including validation tests, and perform last interglacial simulations to investigate Arctic cryosphere-ocean circulation-climate interactions. Working with other ARCLIM team members and collaborators, a direct data-model comparison approach will be followed.

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Documents Required

Your application must include:

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests that provided experience relevant for conducting the work within the vacant position (max. 2 A4 page)
  • CV (containing a complete overview of education and professional work; max. 3 pages)
  • Diplomas and transcripts (all degrees)
  • Names and contact information of three referees
  • Academic works (papers, PhD thesis, etc) relevant for the position.

All documentation to be considered must be in a Scandinavian language or English.

About the Project

The position is affiliated with the research project ‘ARCLIM – The Arctic Ocean under warm climates’ at the Department of Geosciences and is closely attached to the Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrates, Environment and Climate (CAGE) at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø. The appointed postdoctoral candidate will benefit from cooperation with cross-disciplinary groups within ARCLIM, CAGE, as well as with other groups at the Department of Geosciences. The postdoctoral candidate will also work closely with Dr Pepijn Bakker and Prof Didier Roche at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE, Paris), including extended visits to VU Amsterdam and LSCE.

About the Employer: UiT - University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway

Note or Other details

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants.

The remuneration for Postdoctoral research fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1352. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

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