Researcher position in global ocean biogeochemistry – Uni Research Ltd, Bergen, Norway

Deadline for applications: 17 October 2014!

A researcher position in large-scale ocean carbon cycle is available at Uni Research Climate. The appointment will start from 1 January 2015, with duration of 2 years. The actual start date is negotiable with potential extension based on funding availability. Uni Research Climate is a department of Uni Research AS and partner of the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (BCCR) in Bergen, Norway. The position is funded by the research project EXPECT (Exploring the potential and side effects of climate engineering), VENTILATE (Ventilation age and remineralization rates in polar and sub-polar regions as indicator for climate change), and EVA (Earth system modelling of climate variations in the anthropocene) funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

The successful candidate will participate in analysis, and potentially development and simulation of the high-resolution eddy-permitting coupled ocean physical and biogeochemical model as part of the Norwegian Earth system model (NorESM). The research focus is to better understand the dynamic of natural and anthropogenic carbon in the ocean under various future scenarios, including those with climate mitigation and/or climate engineering. She/he will investigate the consequences of climate change on the following aspects of ocean biogeochemistry: (1) carbon transport and sequestration, (2) surface and interior ocean acidification, (3) nutrient dynamic and ocean productivity, and (4) climate-carbon cycle feedback.

Minimum qualifications:

• PhD in oceanography, biogeochemistry, Earth sciences or related disciplines

• Extensive experience in analysing large model output and relevant observational datasets

• Good statistical analysis skills knowledge of analytical software such as MATLAB or R

Desirable qualifications:

• Experiences in large-scale ocean biogeochemical model development

• Understanding of physical mechanisms governing deep water formation at high latitudes

• Basic understanding of the terrestrial carbon cycling

• Knowledge of UNIX operating system and FORTRAN programming language

• Good record of scientific publication in international peer-reviewed journals

Applicants must have achieved a Norwegian doctorate or equivalent education abroad in the disciplines mentioned above. Salary is decided by agreement. Uni Research AS has an employee pension and insurance agreement. The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position.

For further information about the position please contact Jerry Tjiputra ( For more information about Uni Research and BCCR, please refer to and

Send electronic application, CV, certificates and a list of scientific publications by clicking on the button marked “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” on this page.

The application should also contain a brief statement of research interests including specific motivation for the position, and the names and contact details of at least two references. Applications sent by e-mail will not be considered.

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