Four Vacant positions at the Norwegian Polar Institute

Date: 
31 March 2000

Each position open at the Norwegian Polar Institute has different
requirements and contacts for further information. All positions have a
deadline for application of 10 April 2000.
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NORWEGIAN POLAR INSTITUTE
is Norway's main institution for research and topographic mapping in the
Norwegian polar areas. The institute, which has the status of a directorate
under the Ministry of Environment, also advises Norwegian authorities on
matters concerning environmental management. The institute, divided between
the headquarters in Tromso and Svalbard employs approximately 130 people.

We currently have the the following vacant positions:
* Researcher in Ecotoxicology (permanent postion)
* Researcher in Physical Oceanography/Sea Ice (permanent position)
* Researcher in Physical Oceanography/Sea Ice (three-year engagement)
* Researcher in Physical Oceanography/Sea Ice (two-year engagement)

Ecotoxicology (permanent position)
Qualifications. The candidate must have a doctoral degree with the
disciplines of biochemistry, physiology or toxicology, with documented
competence in ecotoxicology. Work experience relating to effects of, or
accumulation of, persistent organic pollutants in the food web is desirable.
Professional experience in the polar areas will also carry weight.
Duties. These will be connected to the study of effects of persistent
organic pollutants on Arctic organisms, particularly birds and mammals,
including transport within food webs.

Physical Oceanography/Sea Ice (permanent position)
Qualifications. The candidate must have a doctoral degree in oceanography
or/and sea ice with documented competence in climate-related issues.
Experience with research cruises in the polar areas and with numerical
models is desirable.

Duties. Tasks are related to the disciplines of physical oceanography and
sea ice, with special weight on processes which relate to climate. An
important work task will be to establish, maintain and study long time
series. The researcher will have good opportunities for field work, and good
opportunities and resources for work with numerical models. The chosen
candidate will also work within multi-disciplinary programmes, together with
geophysicists, geologists and biologists.

Physical Oceanography/Sea Ice (three-year engagement)
The position is linked to the research project, "Oceanographic application
to eutrophication in regions of restricted exchange" (OAERRE), which is a
three-year project financed by the EU. The appointment is desired as soon as
the contract with the EU has been finalised, which is anticipated during
April.

Qualifications. The candidate must have a doctoral degree in physical
oceanography or an equivalent education in a relevant subject, along with
experience in the use of computer analysis methods and numerical models.
Duties. These will relate to investigations of mixing and exchange processes
in fjord and continental shelf areas in Svalbard, using computer analysis
methods and numerical models. The appointed candidate will work in close
co-operation with researchers from the Norwegian Polar Institute and the
University of Bergen's Geophysical Institute.

Physical Oceanography/Sea Ice (two-year engagement)
Qualifications. The candidate must have a doctoral degree in oceanography
and/or sea ice, with knowledge relevant to climate research, or an
equivalent education in relevant disciplines. Experience with numerical
models is an advantage.

Duties. The main goal is to establish a circulation model of the underside
of Fimbulisen in Antarctica and the adjacent sea area. It will employ a
model with has previously been used to simulate the circulation under the
Filchner-Ronne ice shelf barrier in the Weddell Sea. The position is located
in the Institute's polar climate group.

Relevant to all research positions:
Candidates should have good co-operation and communication skills, be
flexible and have good command of English.

The positions are salaried as researchers, codes 1109, 1110 or 1183,
depending on prior work experience and qualifications.

Direct queries about:
* the ecotoxicology position to the acting programme leader Christian
Lydersen, tel. 77 75 05 23, christian.lydersen@npolar.no or
Director of Research Pal Prestrud, tel. 77 75 05 30
pal.prestrud@npolar.no

* the permanent and two-year physical oceanography/sea ice positions
to programme leader Jan-Gunnar Winther, tel. 77 75 05 31,
jan.gunnar.winther@npolar.no or
project leader Ole A. Nost, tel. 77 75 05 13, ole.anders.nost@npolar.no

* the three-year oceanography/sea ice position to programme leader
Jan-Gunnar Winther, tel. 77 75 05 31, jan.gunnar.winther@npolar.no or
project leader Harald Svendsen, tel. 55 58 26 44, fax 55 58 98 83,
harald.svendsen@gfi.uib.no

Relevant to all open positions:
Women are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is 10 April 2000.
Applications supported by documentation (certificates, recommendations) are
to be sent to the Norwegian Polar Institute, Polar Environmental Centre,
N-9296 Tromso. Please do not send originals as these will not be returned to
applicants.

Ingrid Storhaug
Norsk Polarinstitutt
Polarmiljosenteret
N-9296 Tromso
Tlf.: 77 75 05 33
Fax: 77 75 05 01
Email: ingrid.storhaug@npolar.no
Internet: http://www.npolar.no

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