Research Fellow (PhD position) in Physical Oceanography at the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research/Geophysical Institute – re- announcement

A 3-year position as research fellow (PhD position) is available at the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (BCCR)/Geophysical Institute. The workplace will be at BCCR. The BCCR has been awarded the status of a Centre of Excellence by the Research Council of Norway and is affiliated with Unifob AS.

Applicants must have achieved a master’s degree or equivalent in physical oceanography or related fields, or have submitted their master thesis for assessment by the application deadline. It is a prerequisite, however, that the examination results are announced within 4 weeks of the closing date for submitting the master thesis.
Applications are invited from candidates with experience in, and interest for, ocean circulation, in particular the Arctic and Subarctic oceans, air-sea interaction, or large scale atmospheric forcing of the ocean. The PhD project will investigate the physical mechanisms controlling the poleward heat transport in the Nordic Seas using observational data and ocean models. The work will be performed in close collaboration with the Norwegian Research Council project “Polar Climate and Heat Transport” (POCAHONTAS) coordinated by the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC) in Bergen.
The research fellow must take part in the University’s approved PhD programme leading to the degree within a time limit of 3 years. Hence, applicants must meet the formal admission requirements for the PhD programme. A project plan for the PhD programme will be worked out in collaboration with the actual research group.

In total, the fellowship period is 3 years. The fellowship period may be reduced if the successful applicant has held previous employment as research fellow.

Starting salaries at salary level 43 (code 1017) on the government salary scale (currently NOK 325,800 per year); following ordinary meriting regulations (43/47). From the gross wage a 2% law-enforced membership fee in the State Pension Fund (“Statens Pensjonskasse”) is deducted.

Further information about the position can be obtained from researcher Dr. Tor Eldevik, e-mail:, or researcher Dr. Jan Even Øie Nilsen, e-mail: at NERSC.

The University of Bergen wishes to attain a more equal gender distribution for academic positions. Female candidates are thus strongly encouraged to apply. If several applicants are equally qualified for the position, the internal rules for gender quotas for academic positions will be applied.

State employment shall reflect the multiplicity of the population at large to the highest possible degree. The University of Bergen has therefore adopted a personnel policy objective to ensure that we achieve a balanced age and sex composition and the recruitment of persons of various ethnic backgrounds. Persons of different ethnic backgrounds are therefore encouraged to apply for the position. The University of Bergen applies the principles of public openness when recruiting staff to scientific positions.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at any time.

The application should be submitted in 3 copies, sorted in 3 identical bundles, each with a complete overview over education and professional activities (CV), copies of diplomas (bachelor and master) and transcripts, and scholarly works including a list of publications, and should be sent to The Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Allégaten 55, NO-5007 Bergen, Norway.

Closing date for applications: 10 December 2007.
The application should be marked with: 07/6982

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