University of Bergen

Geophysical Institute

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.

Researcher position in marine biogeochemical modelling at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen

There is a vacancy for a researcher position at the Geophysical Institute in the field of marine biogeochemical modelling. The position is for a period of 1,5 years and is associated with the externally funded projects EVA «Earth system modelling of climate Variations in the Anthropocene» (NFR, KLIMAFORSK) and CRESCENDO “Coordinated Research in Earth Systems and Climate: Experiments kNowledge, Dissemination and Outreach” (EU, Horizon 2020).


About the project/work tasks

EVA and CRESCENDO are projects to support projections of climate with Earth system models under given forcing scenarios. The successful candidate will contribute to the performing model runs and evaluating results for the CMIP6 related intercomparison projects OMIP and C4MIP. In the focus of the analyses will be the fluxes of the greenhouse gases CO2 and N2O between ocean and atmosphere and the overall global carbon, nutrient, and oxygen cycles. She/he will work in an interdisciplinary and stimulating research environment which requires interacting with other team members across disciplinary boundaries.


Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a PhD or an equivalent degree within in oceanography, meteorology, geology, biology, physics, mathematics or another relevant discipline before expiry of the application deadline.

  • Relevant programming skills in FORTRAN and the operating system UNIX are required.

  • Potential to work with comprehensive mathematical models and large data sets must be available.

  • Knowledge about marine cycles of carbon and nutrients is highly desirable.

  • Experience with Earth system models and biogeochemical ocean models will be an advantage.

  • Adequate proficiency in both written and oral English for publishing results and communicating with other scientists is necessary.

  • Special requirements for the position are the willingness and ability to work across disciplinary boundaries in an interdisciplinary team as well as to work independently on your tasks.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment

  • Salary at pay grade 57 (code 1109 / pay range 24, alternative 1) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. Further promotions are made according to length of service. For particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered.

  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IW)

  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant's research interests and motivation for applying for the position.

  • The names and contact information for at least two reference persons. One of these can be the main advisor from the PhD programme.

  • CV

  • Transcripts and diplomas and official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted

  • Relevant certificates/references

  • List of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge. Applications sent to individuals by email will not be considered.


General information

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting Professor Christoph Heinze, Geophysical Institute, Tel. +47 55589844, email:


The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.


The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions. Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.


The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

Apply for this job

About this job

  • Deadline
    Friday, September 29, 2017
  • Employer
    University of Bergen
  • Website
  • Municipality
  • Jobbnorge ID
  • Internal ID
  • Scope
  • Duration

About applications

  • Applications on this job are registered in an electronic form on
  • You must complete: Academic CV
  • Please refer to where you first saw this job advertised!

See more

Find more jobs