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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Earth System Modelling at University of Oslo in Norway [Deadline : January 15, 2017]

Position as postdoctoral research fellow (SKO 1352) is available at the Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo. Norwegian applicants can apply for this fellowship.

The main purpose of post-doctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their disciplines.

The University of Oslo, is the oldest, largest and most prestigious university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. UiO attracts students and researchers from all over the world.

The successful candidate must have a PhD or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in Geosciences, or a related discipline; e.g., a PhD in Physics or Mathematics with experience in the earth sciences.

Degree Level: Fellowship is provided for pursuing postdoctoral programme.

Available Subject: Fellowship is tenable in Earth System Modelling – Model sensitivity to changes in land surface conditions.

Scholarship Benefits: Position code 1352, NOK 486 100 – 567 100, per year, depending on qualifications and seniority.

Eligibility: 

  • The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials. Applications are encouraged from dedicated candidates with excellent writing skills and the ability to work in a highly team-orientated environment.
  • Creativity and innovation are valued, as passion for research, and self-motivation. The candidate should expect to work in a highly collaborative team-oriented environment and participate in a wide array of activities related to land-atmosphere processes with an emphasis on land surface processes in cold environments.
  • The successful candidate must have a PhD or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in Geosciences, or a related discipline; e.g., a PhD in Physics or Mathematics with experience in the earth sciences. Applications are encouraged from dedicated candidates with strong quantitative skills and technical expertise in computer software and programming. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in numerical modelling and preferably also statistics. Previous experience within climate and/or land surface modelling is essential (running and evaluating), in particular parametrization of land surface processes and/or biogeophysical cycles.
  • The successful candidate should further demonstrate: Technical expertise in scripting (e.g. Python, R) or programming (e.g. C, FORTRAN), Evidence of creativity and capability of independent research, Knowledge of large data analysis and visualization tools, Ability and willingness to participate in interdisciplinary research or Good English writing and communication skills
  • Applicants who have handed in their PhD thesis for evaluation can apply given that a date is set for their final exam (should be within three months of the application deadline).
  • A good command of oral and written English is required

Nationality: Norwegian applicants can apply for this fellowship.

Entrance Requirement: The successful candidate must have a PhD or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in Geosciences, or a related discipline; e.g., a PhD in Physics or Mathematics with experience in the earth sciences.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. The application must include:

  • Application letter, including a statement of interest and a preferred starting date
  • Project proposal for the qualifying work
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

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

In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

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