Postdoctoral Fellowship Announcement: Marine Modeling - Norwegian Polar Institute

21 April 2021

Postdoctoral Fellowship Announcement
Marine Modeling

Norwegian Polar Institute
Tromsø/Romsa, Norway

Application deadline: 30 April 2021

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The Norwegian Polar Institute invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in marine modeling. This full-time, fixed-term position will be located in Tromsø/Romsa, Norway.

The successful candidate will work with modeling based on existing regional (European Arctic) and local (fjord) three-dimensional models. The work will contribute to better understanding the consequences of warming on ocean and sea-ice physics and biogeochemistry.

The fellow will specifically:

  • Contribute in the refinement of process representation in models,
  • Carry out model testing and evaluation against observations,
  • Carry out model scenario analysis considering several drivers of change, and
  • Write and publish articles on the results.

Applicants must hold a completed PhD in marine sciences or other related field, such as physical oceanography. A Norwegian doctoral degree or equivalent doctoral degree from a foreign university is required. Applicants are welcome to apply if they have not completed their doctoral dissertation yet, but must then provide documentation that the dissertation has been submitted for evaluation before the position’s closing date. An approved public defense of the doctoral thesis is a prerequisite for employment.

Additional desired qualifications include:

  • Experience with 3D ocean numerical model systems,
  • Programming skills in FORTRAN,
  • Experience with super-computers and with the Linux environment,
  • Previous work with coupled ocean-sea ice models,
  • Previous work with coupled physical-biogeochemical models, and
  • Strong MatLab skills.

Applications should include details of relevant qualifications and experience, a curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, and names of three references.

Application deadline: 30 April 2021

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