Leader for the Ocean and Cryosphere research group at the Norwegian Polar Institute

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Leader for the Ocean and Cryosphere research group at the Norwegian Polar Institute

Jan Ove Mortensen

Leader for the Ocean and Cryosphere research group at the Norwegian Polar Institute

The Norwegian Polar Institute is looking for a senior research scientist for a permanent position within climate change research, with preferred expertise in oceanography, ocean-atmosphere exchange, or cryosphere. Expertise in modeling in any or all of the above is desirable.
The successful applicant will also serve as section leader for the «ocean and cryosphere» group. Leadership experience of medium size research groups is therefore a prerequisite.

We are seeking a candidate with broad interests in elucidating climate processes in polar regions. The “ocean and cryosphere” research group conducts field studies with an aim toward improving the performance of climate models in polar regions. Leadership of the group includes designing research strategies such that concerted efforts towards the most relevant process studies are performed.
Also NPI maintains a number of long-term monitoring programs that serve as a back-bone for the process oriented experiments. Designing research that maximizes the symbioses between the monitoring and the process studies is also an element of the leadership role.
Strong collaboration with other sections and departments at the institute, as well as other national and international institutions, are important for NPI.

The successful candidate holds a PhD with a strong publication record with a documented ability to attract external contestable funding. Leadership experience is necessary. Records of cooperative ability whilst working in large interdisciplinary projects are desirable. National and international networks are assets.

The salary will commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate, according to the Norwegian State salary code 1109 - 1183, scale 57 – 68 (NOK 435.500 – 533.300).

The work place is the Norwegian Polar Institute in Tromsø, Norway. The position is open, and the successful candidate is invited to start as soon as possible.
For further details please contact research director Kim Holmén (tel. +47 77 75 05 30, e-mail [hidden email]) or Staff Manager Rita Brannfjell, tel. +47 77 75 06 13, e-mail [hidden email].
The Norwegian State Administration strives to mirror the diversity of its population and thereby achieve a balanced mix of age, gender and ethnic backgrounds among its employees. Hence, candidates with immigrant backgrounds and women are encouraged to apply for the position.

The application deadline is 1 August 2010. Applications should include CV, names of at least two references, a list of publications and details of your relevant qualifications and experience. The NPI prefers electronic applications, submitted at www.jobbnorge.no. If this is not feasible, printed applications may be submitted to the Norwegian Polar Institute, Polar Environmental Centre, NO-9296 Tromsø, Norway.





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