PhD Research Fellow in paleoceanography / physical oceanography
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There is a vacancy for a PhD Research Fellow in physical paleoceanography /
physical oceanography at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen. The
position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years. The position is offered within
the project “FJO2RD: The effect of climate change on the deep-water renewal
frequency of Norwegian fjords” which is funded by the Norwegian Research
About the project/work tasks:
The main objective of the project is to explore if, how and why the renewal
frequency of Norwegian fjords has changed as a result of physical climate
change and to determine its link to the deoxygenation of Norwegian fjords and
the potential anthropogenic contribution.FJO2RD is an interdisciplinary
project, involving experts on physical and chemical oceanography, regional
modelling and paleoceanography.
The primary tasks for the successful candidate will be to establish a
historical baseline for ongoing changes in the fjord environment by
reconstructing the oxygenation history and freshwater influence of two
Norwegian fjords over the last ca. 400 years, and to link the reconstructed
variability to physical forcing and ocean dynamics. The approach includes the
use of benthic foraminifera assemblage analysis and geochemical analysis
(Mn/Ca, Ba/Ca, Mg/Ca, carbon and oxygen isotopes). A research stay at the
University of Gothenburg (6 months) is planned for the candidate.
Qualifications and personal qualities:
Applicants must hold a master's degree or equivalent education in
paleoceanography, physical oceanography, paleoclimatology, marine
geochemistry, marine sciences or related fields, 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.
Experience working with identification of benthic foraminifera and/or
geochemical analysis and/or relevant ocean dynamics is a requirement.
Experience working with application of foraminifera-based proxies in low
oxygen environments, fjord oceanography or multi proxy or cross
disciplinary approaches is an advantage.
Knowledge of climate dynamics, statistics, mathematics, or scientific
programming is an advantage.
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 and relational qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential
will also count when evaluating the candidates.
Special requirements for the position
The candidate must be prepared to spend 6 months at University of Gothenburg
to acquire the skills and experience necessary to complete the project.
It is desirable that the candidate starts the position in the period
01.12.2021 and 01.01.2022, so that (s)he can participate at the cruise where
the material to be worked on will be collected.
About the PhD position:
The fellowship will be for a period of 3 years. 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 Research Fellow, you must participate in an approved educational
programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. The deadline for
applying for admission to the PhD programme at The Faculty of Mathematics and
Natural Sciences is 2 months after you start your position or after the start
of the research project that will lead to the PhD degree. 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 stimulating working environment
involvement in a multidisciplinary (physical and chemical oceanography,
marine biology and paleoceanography) group within the frame work of the
Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research
enrolment in CHESS (https: // chess.w.uib.no/), a research school for PhD-
students studying climate
salary at pay grade 54 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 10) in the
state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 491 200.
Further promotions are made according to length of service in the
enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
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
transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor's and master's
degrees. If you have not yet completed your master's degree, please submit
a statement from your institution confirming that the master's thesis has
approved documentation of proficiency in English (if required, cf.
English language requirements for PhD admission)
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.
For further details about the position, please contact Research Prof. B.
Risebrobakken, NORCE (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ass. Prof. E. Darelius,
Geophysical Institute, UiB (email@example.com)
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.
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.
For further information about the recruitment process, click here.
Life as a PhD candidate at UiB
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