2019 University of Bergen Postdoctoral Fellowship within climate dynamics

Deadline: July 31, 2019.

There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow position at the Geophysical Institute within the field of climate dynamics with focus on sea level rise in the Pacific Islands region. The position is for a fixed term of 3 years. The postdoctoral research fellow will be part of the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research.

The position is within the Mare Nullius project funded by the Research Council of Norway under its TOPPFORSK programme (https://www.uib.no/en/marenullius). Mare Nullius is an interdisciplinary project that includes social anthropology, climate science, law, humanities and marine sciences. The project aims to build new and urgent interdisciplinary analysis of one of the greatest challenges of our time – the consequences for state sovereignty of increased sea level rise over the Pacific and its impacts on national maritime boundaries, as rising sea levels threaten to de-stabilise the coastal baselines of Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs).



  • Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent degree within climate science, oceanography, meteorology, physics, or maths, or must have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
  • It is required that the applicant has background in climate dynamics and climate change research as well as experience working with climate model output
  • It is required that the applicant has very good programming skills in Fortran, Matlab, Python or similar languages.
  • It is advantageous that the applicant has a strong background in applied mathematics or statistics, has experience with tropical climate dynamics and sea level rise, near-term climate prediction, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and have the ability to cooperate with others.
  • Applicants must have excellent skills in oral and written English

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Research experience, ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

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 own tasks.



  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Salary at pay grade 59 (code 1352 / pay range 24, alternative 3) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 523 200. 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



  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be the 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)
  • Publications (as applicable)

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




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