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.

PhD research fellow in marine biogeochemistry

There is a vacancy for a PhD position in marine biogeochemistry at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years including 25% compulsory work at the institute (e.g. teaching duties).The candidate will be fully integrated into the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research.

 

About the project/work tasks

The successful candidate will work on estimating ocean transports of anthropogenic carbon using flow fields that take into account the physical laws of the ocean and are determined from actual data. Expansion to other biogeochemical properties such as oxygen may be considered.

 

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a master's degree or the equivalent in marine biogeochemistry, oceanography, mathematics or related field, or must have submitted his/her master's thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the master's degree has been awarded.
  • A strong background in mathematics is required, preferentially with linear algebra or numerical modelling.
  • Experience with analysis of large datasets, for instance 4D-fields, using software such as Matlab is required.
  • A firm understanding of larger-scale ocean circulation, preferentially with marine biogeochemistry, in particular as related to the carbon cycle will be advantageous.
  • Applicants must be willing and able to travel and spend some time with co-supervisor Geoffrey (Jake) Gebbie at WHOI, US.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
  • Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English 

Personal qualities such as the ability to work in a collaborative environment, ambitions, and potential for pursuing a scientific career will also be considered.

 

About the PhD position

The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time each year comprises required duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results.

 

The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a qualifying post (e.g. research fellow, research assistant).

 

About the research training

As a PhD candidate, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. A final plan for the implementation of the research training must be approved by the faculty within three months after you have commenced in the position. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.

 

We can offer:

  • a good and professionally challenging working environment
  • salary at pay grade 51 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 9) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 449 400. Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
  • enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • a position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
  • 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 two referees. One of these should be the main advisor for the master's thesis or equivalent thesis
  • CV
  • transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor's and master's degrees, or official confirmation that the master's thesis has been submitted
  • relevant certificates/references
  • a list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • any publications in your name

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.

 

General information

For further details about the position, please contact Professor Are Olsen, Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, email: are.olsen@uib.no

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. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

 

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.

Further information about the employment process can be found here.

 

 

 

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About this job

  • Deadline
    Thursday, November 15, 2018
  • Employer
    University of Bergen
  • Website
  • Municipality
    Bergen
  • Jobbnorge ID
    159249
  • Internal ID
    2018/12113
  • Scope
    Fulltime
  • Duration
    Fixed Term

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  • Applications on this job are registered in an electronic form on jobbnorge.no
  • You must complete: Academic CV
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