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About us

The Nansen Center is an independent non-profit research foundation located in Bergen, Norway. We conduct multidisciplinary research with a focus on the marine environment, cryosphere and atmosphere, where scientific activities are closely integrated with innovation and service development. The Arctic is one of our main areas of attention. NERSC takes an active part in training and capacity building for students and young scientists, as well as dissemination to stakeholders in public and private sector and society in general. We have an international workplace with some 70 employees from 28 nations.

The vacant position

The Nansen Center has a vacant full time, temporary position as postdoc or researcher, depending on the applicant’s qualifications and ambitions. The duration of the position is two years, with a possibility of extension depending on future funding.

The position is linked to ongoing and upcoming national and international research projects focusing on ice–ocean interaction in a coupled ice–ocean model. These rely on analysing the output of the newly developed coupled NEMO–neXtSIM model, as well as proposing and setting up new experiments with that model system if necessary. NeXtSIM is a relatively new sea-ice model under development at NERSC. It is unique in terms of both physics and numerics and has been shown to give outstanding results in simulating Arctic sea-ice deformation. The successful applicant will study the first simulations of the coupled NEMO-neXtSIM model. The main scientific tasks will be to study air–sea fluxes through leads, the Arctic sea-ice mass budget, and the role of ice heterogeneity in water mass formation and mixed layer evolution.

The work will be carried out within the Sea ice modelling research group at the center (https://www.nersc.no/group/sea-ice-modelling), and in collaboration with collaborators at IGE in Grenoble (France) and IFREMER in Brest (France).

Responsibilities

  • Completion of scientific tasks set out in the relevant project proposals
  • Presentation of scientific results in journal articles and conferences
  • Participation in writing new proposals, should the occasion rise

Qualifications

  • PhD in oceanography, climate science, or related disciplines
  • Experience with analysing ice and ocean model outputs
  • Experience running and working with coupled ice–ocean models

Skills and personal qualities

  • Be structured and keen to learn new things
  • Enjoy working in a team, as well as individually
  • Good communication skills in English, both written and oral

We can offer

  • Interesting and challenging tasks
  • A professional, international, and social work environment
  • Good pension schemes
  • Flexible working hours agreement
  • Salary according to qualifications

For further information about the position, please contact Research Leader This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How to apply

Please send your application letter by email including CV, and contact information of minimum 2 references. Please also include copies of diplomas.

The e-mail should be sent with subject "Application for sea-ice researcher position" to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applicants may be evaluated and contacted before the application deadline.

Submission deadline: 20 January 2019.

Starting date: as soon as possible.