[Met-jobs] 2-yr Postdoctoral Research Fellowship or Researcher position in permafrost and Earth system modeling

A 2-year postdoctoral
researcher position in land surface modeling is available at Uni
Research Climate in Bergen, Norway, with the possibility of
being extended. More experienced candidates
can be considered for a permanent researcher position. The focus will be to improve our
understandings on permafrost carbon climate feedbacks using the
coupled framework of the state-of-the-art Norwegian Earth System
Model (NorESM). 
Main duties include; 
1) Implementing and
improving permafrost related processes within the Community Land
Model (CLM) for a more realistic representation of permafrost.
2) Evaluation of the CLM permafrost
representation in close interaction with field scientists, WRF
modelers, and global Earth system modelers.

3) Working
together with the NorESM community to
conduct simulations to understand permafrost carbon climate
feedbacks.
4) Maintain the CLM in the framework of NorESM for the CMIP6
simulations. 
The model development will focus on biogeophysical side of
permafrost; some examples include subgrid representation of other
permafrost processes in the CLM, particularly on the landscape
development in areas with ice-rich ground, including thermokarst
formation and ground subsidence or snow permafrost feedback to
ultimately understand the effects of thawing permafrost on future
climate.

 

Requirements/qualifications:

The successful candidate should have a PhD degree or the
equivalent in the discipline of either mathematics, physics, or
geosciences with a strong background in ESM particularly on the
representation of surface energy balance, snow cover, permafrost,
hydrology, biogeochemistry, and/or glacier mass balance.
Furthermore, the candidate must present evidence that she/he is
capable of programming enough to modifying the model source code
to facilitate improvements of the model physics. The candidate
should have experience with Earth System Model structure,
particularly previous experience with CLM is most beneficial. The
candidate should further have experience with evaluation of model
results using field observations and have knowledge in
high-latitude environments.

 

The successful
candidate should further demonstrate:

Knowledge in ESM
framework particularly land surface modeling

Technical
expertise in programming, in particular FORTRAN and NCL

Evidence of
creativity and capability of independent research

Excellent writing
and communication skills in English

Collaborate with
researchers in different discipline

 

The application must include:

A 2-pg motivation
letter including a statement of research interests

CV (summarizing
education, positions and academic work, and other qualifying
activity)

Copies of
educational certificates and transcript of records*

List of
publications and/or awards and stipends that the applicant
wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee

If available, a
copy of the PhD thesis

Names and contact
details of 2-3 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail
and telephone number)

*Foreign applicants are recommended to attach an
explanation of their University’s grading system.

*Please remember that all documents should either be in
English or a Scandinavian language.

 

Salary and
work environment:

Salary is decided by agreement. Uni Research AS has an
employee pension and insurance agreement. The successful applicant
must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position.

As a partner in BCCR, we can offer numerous training and
career development opportunities via CHESS (The Norwegian Research
School on Changing Climate in the coupled Earth System). For more
information about Uni Research and BCCR, please visit http://uni.no/klima
and http://ift.tt/15vg6sA.

 

For further information about the position, please
contact Hanna Lee (hanna.lee@uni.no),
for HR-related questions, please contact HR Manager Åse Kvinnsland
Kodal (ase.kvinnsland@uni.no )

Please note that the application MUST be submitted via jobbnorge
system (http://ift.tt/2yr6hvF).
Applications must include a CV, certified copies of diplomas and
certificates, a 2-pg letter of motivation describing yourself and
outlining your motivation and relevant experience for the project,
and contact details of at least two references. Applications sent
by e-mail will not be considered.

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