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Researcher Job in Climate Science, Biological Oceanography – Earth System Model Prediction

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University of Bergen invites applications for Researcher job to focus on climate science and ocean biogeochemistry of the tropical and South Atlantic and the position is  associated with the EU H2020 project TRIATLAS “Tropical and South Atlantic- climate-based marine ecosystem prediction for sustainable management”, Norway – Oct 2021

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General Info

Position: Researcher Job
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: October 21, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: 553,500 NOK/Year

Geophysical Institute
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
University of Bergen (UiB)

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Qualification Details

  • Applicants must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within climate science, oceanography, meteorology, biological oceanography, or other relevant fields.
  • Strong background in tropical climate dynamics is required.
  • Experience in performing climate model simulations on high-performance computers is required.
  • Experience in programming in Fortran, MATLAB, Phython, or other similar computer languages is required.
  • Experience in handling and analysing large climate model data sets is required.
  • Good understanding of tropical Atlantic climate is advantageous.
  • Highly advantageous is experience in working with NorESM/NorCPM, ocean component of NorESM, MICOM and/or biogeochemical component of NorESM, HAMOCC.
  • It is an advantage to have experience in climate prediction.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and be willing to work collaboratively with scientists from different disciplinary backgrounds within the project.
  • Applicants must have good skills in oral and written English.

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Research experience, ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The researcher position will be dedicated to investigating the predictability of climate and biogeochemical processes in the tropical and South Atlantic Ocean. The researcher will use the state-of-the-art Norwegian Climate Prediction Model (NorCPM) including HAMOCC (the Hamburg Ocean Carbon Cycle Model). In particular, the researcher will assess the seasonal-to-decadal predictability of key climate and biogeochemical drivers. Furthermore, the researcher will deliver data to ecosystem modellers in the project and contribute to a multi-model study of predictability. The researcher will be expected to develop interdisciplinary collaborations with scientists within the project from different backgrounds (e.g., physical oceanography, marine biology, fisheries, and social science).

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Documents Required

  • A brief account of the applicant's research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • The names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor from the PhD programme
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • List of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • Publications (as applicable)

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge.

About the Project

Researcher in Earth System Model Prediction, focused on climate and ocean biogeochemistry of the tropical and South Atlantic. The position is for a period 2 years and is associated with the EU H2020 project TRIATLAS "Tropical and South Atlantic- climate-based marine ecosystem prediction for sustainable management".

TRIALTAS is a very strong international and interdisciplinary project with 33 partners from 13 nations in Europe, African and South America. It will deliver improved understanding of current state and future change of the marine ecosystem in the tropical and South Atlantic. It aims to develop the first climate-based marine ecosystem predictions for this region, and to work with local stakeholders to improve sustainable exploitation of ecosystem services.

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments.

About the Employer: University of Bergen (UiB)


  • A good and professionally stimulating working environment.
  • Salary at pay grade 61 (code 1109 / pay range 24, alternative 5) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 553 500. For particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered. Further promotions are made according to length of service.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

General information:

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. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

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.

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

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Contact details

For further details about the position, please contact: Professor Noel Keenlyside, Geophysical Institute tel: +47 55 582032, e-mail:

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