Leader for the Ocean and Cryosphere research group at the Norwegian Polar Institute
Leader for the Ocean and Cryosphere research group at the Norwegian Polar
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.
Tasks 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.
Qualifications 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).
General 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.
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
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