Multiple Positions Available

26 April 2013

Multiple Positions Available

1. Norwegian Polar Institute seeks Research Scientists
Arctic Paleoceanography
Tromso, Norway

2. University of Iceland/University of Colorado seek PhD student
Quaternary Paleoclimate of Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland and Boulder, Colorado

1. Norwegian Polar Institute seeks Research Scientists
Arctic Paleoceanography
Tromso, Norway

The Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) seeks two research scientists in
arctic paleoceanography with expertise in benthic and planktonic
foraminifera and marine diatoms. The positions are permanent and based
in Tromso, Norway.

The successful candidates will focus primarily on research related to
climate change and natural climate variations in the Arctic through the
Cenozoic. The positions will be responsible for the procurement and
assembly of marine geological data about natural climate variations and
geologic processes related to climate variations. The position will also
work towards understanding bipolar climate change and ocean-atmosphere
coupling between the arctic and Asian monsoon systems in geological time.

Successful candidates will hold a PhD in geology, marine geology, or
paleoceanography. They will have expertise in benthic and planktonic
foraminifera and marine diatoms taxonomy and its application in
paleoceanography in the polar regions preferably in high northern
latitudes. Expertise in quantitative analysis and experience from
expeditions in polar regions are required. A documented publication
record and ability to secure external research grants is expected. A
strong commitment to collaborative problem solving, an interest in and
understanding of international and inter-disciplinary work, and an
extensive network of international contacts will be considered as assets.

Application deadline: Tuesday, 14 May 2013.

For further information about the position and complete application
instructions, please go to:

For questions, please contact:
Nalan Koc
Phone: +47-77-75-05-30

Elisabeth Isaksson
Phone: + 47-77-75-05-15

Dmitry Divine
Phone: +47-77-75-05-05

2. University of Iceland/University of Colorado seek PhD student
Quaternary Paleoclimate of Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland and Boulder, Colorado.

A joint degree program of the University of Iceland and the University
of Colorado seeks a PhD student to work on a new project entitled
"Abrupt Transitions to a Cold North Atlantic in the Late Holocene:
Testing the Roles of Ocean, Atmosphere and Sea Ice." The field campaign
is scheduled for September 2013. The program is based in Reykjavik,
Iceland and Boulder, Colorado.

The successful candidate will work on a new collaborative research
campaign between the Earth Science Institute at the University of
Iceland and INSTAAR at the University of Colorado. The joint program
allows a student to obtain a PhD from both Iceland and Colorado with
time spent at both institutions.

Geologic evidence that climate can change abruptly has forced a
reexamination of climate instabilities and feedback processes. The North
Atlantic sector of the Arctic and sub-Arctic is particularly sensitive
to changes in the planetary energy balance and accompanying circulation
changes. Oceanic and atmospheric components of this sector are among the
most variable and societally influential of the global climate system.
Paleoclimate reconstructions in Iceland indicate strong local to
regional feedbacks that modulate primary forcing.

Research will focus on paleoclimate archives in Northwest Iceland, which
is situated at the boundary between major oceanic and atmospheric
circulation systems. Persistent circulation changes are likely to leave
clear traces in climate proxies preserved in lake and marine sediments
as well as in glacier dynamics in this region. The focus of the primary
field campaigns will be on acquiring several new high-resolution
lacustrine records of Holocene climate adjacent to and distant from the
Drangajokull ice cap.

The successful candidate must have a Masters of Science degree, will
have experience in Quaternary paleoclimatology, will participate in the
field campaigns, and lead the effort in deriving paleoclimate
information from the available archives.

Review of applications begins: Saturday, 1 June 2013.
The position remains open until filled.

To apply for the position, send a curriculum vita, statement of
interest, and names of three references to Aslaug Geirsdottir via email
( or by mail (Aslaug Geirsdottir, Institute of Earth Sciences,
University of Iceland, Reykjavik 101, Iceland).

For further information please contact:
Aslaug Geirsdottir

Gifford H. Miller

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