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The department of Arctic Geophysics at University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) is seeking candidates for a full time, two-year position as a postdoctoral research fellow in Physical Oceanography. The position is affiliated with the research project the Nansen Legacy. The Nansen Legacy is the Norwegian Arctic research community’s joint effort to establish a holistic understanding of a changing marine arctic climate and ecosystem. The project will provide a scientific knowledge base needed for future sustainable resource management in the transitional Barents Sea and the adjacent Arctic Basin. It is a collaborative project between ten Norwegian research institutions, and will run from 2018-2023. Activities in the project include international cooperation, and several cruises with the new, ice-going research vessel Kronprins Haakon.

The vacant position will be part of the Air-Cryosphere-Sea Interaction Group within the Arctic Geophysics (AGF) Department at UNIS. The contribution of the AGF Department to the Nansen Legacy project requires personnel that are able to deploy and recover moored instruments in collaboration with the technical staff in the project, contribute to the design of a comprehensive Arctic Ocean monitoring system, and analyse, and ultimately, publish scientific results from such systems in the scientific literature. The AGF department’s main deliverable to the Nansen Legacy project is to provide data sets from year-long moored instruments and process cruises around Svalbard, and write peer-review publication on processes contributing to the ocean heat budget of the region northeast and east of Svalbard.

Application deadline: 14 April 2020

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Source: ARCUS