Project manager (advisor) for Synoptic Arctic Survey (SAS), Geophysical Institute

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At the Geophysical institute we have an open permanent position as Project Manager (Advisor) for the international secretariat of the Synoptic Arctic Survey, hosted by Norway and the UiB. The position is jointly funded by strategic allocations from the UiB and by the EU H2020 project ArcticPassion. The initial scope of the position may change with time, depending on future funding.

About the project:

SAS is a bottom-up, researcher driven, initiative collecting vast amounts of empirical data in the Arctic Ocean through a set of coordinated expeditions onboard ice breakers and other types of research vessels. The goal with SAS is a complete characterization of Arctic hydrography and circulation, carbon uptake and ocean acidification, tracer distribution and pollution, and organismal and ecosystem functioning and productivity.

The current period for SAS runs from 2020-2022. A follow-up is planned for 2030 (SAS II) to give a decadal time window, overlapping with the UN’s Ocean Decade. 

Work tasks:

The project coordinator will oversee and coordinate the activities of the SAS and ensure that they interact with ArcticPassion and other potential projects. The activities include: comprehensive tracking of research cruises, information management and distribution including maintaining webpages and social media, organization of webinars and workshops, networking including promoting SAS among stakeholders and policy makers. 

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must preferably hold a PhD or an equivalent degree. Formal education can in special cases be compensated by long and relevant experience combined with relevant courses.
  • Knowledge of Arctic science and science-policy issues is preferable.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills are required, also across disciplines, information, including over the internet and social media.
  • Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and as part of a team; good collaborative skills will be emphasized.
  • Applicants must like to work with complex problems and operations.
  • Applicants must be patient and be able to work under pressure. 

We can offer:

  • A good professionally stimulating working environment
  • Salary as Advisor (code 1434) at pay grade 61- 64 according to the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 553 500 – 583 500. For particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

General information:

For further details about the position, please contact Professor Are Olsen, Geophysical Institute, are.olsen@uib.no or Kristin Kalvik, Head of Administration, kristin.kalvik@uib.no 

University of Bergen (UiB), 21 September 2021. More information.


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