Postdoctoral Researcher – Climate Modelling (Deadline for application: 25th April 2014).

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Norwegian University of Science and Technology · Department of Energy and Process Engineering

The Industrial Ecology Program (IndEcol) with Department of Energy and Process Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is seeking a Post.Doc or Researcher in climate modelling.

The successful candidate should have motivation to help improve the way we manage our forests for climate mitigation. To this end, a core objective of this position will be to undertake work with an earth system model to study the climate implications of human induced disturbances of forest ecosystems for biomass raw material acquisition. The main tasks will be to adapt pre-defined model configurations and resolutions to the requirements of the case studies as well as to undertake model simulations and analyze the outcomes.

We are seeking candidates with a PhD degree in atmospheric, climate, environmental sciences, physical geography, biogeography, or applied mathematics or physics. The main tasks of the position will be to undertake modelling of biogeophysical and biogeochemical mechanisms following land disturbance and their implications for the local and global climate. Experience in running e.g. earth system models and climate modelling in general will be a plus. Good knowledge of mathematical fundamentals and excellent programming skills (FORTRAN as well as IDL, NCL or comparable languages) are required. Applicants are expected to be fluent in English.

The Industrial Ecology Program (IndEcol) is an interdisciplinary research and teaching program managing its own International MSc program and PhD program. IndEcol has a high reputation within the field. IndEcol is well recognized for its work in the area of environmental and climate assessment of bio-resource based systems. The group contributed with several authors to the forthcoming IPCC WGIII report in this domain.

The research activities of the Industrial Ecology Program are funded by national and European agencies, as well as industrial partners and internal sources. There is a long tradition in fundamental model development, in addition to industrial and policy applications through case studies and tool development. The Industrial Ecology Program is well integrated in the international research community through the participation in international research projects and through an extensive network of international collaboration.

Further information on the position can be obtained from Professor Anders Hammer Strømman (anders.hammer.stromman@ntnu.no, Telephone +47 73598948) or Dr. Francesco Cherubini (francesco.cherubini@ntnu.no, Telephone +47 73598942)

Conditions of appointment:

The position is of 2-4 years duration. Depending on qualifications the candidate will be hired as a post.doc or as a researcher. The position is remunerated according to the Norwegian State salary scale. Postdoctoral Fellows are remunerated in code 1352, normally at wage level 57, gross NOK 473 100 per annum (before tax). Researchers (code 1109) are normally remunerated at wage level 57- 77, gross NOK 473 100 – 696 300 per annum (before tax). There will be a 2 % deduction to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross salary.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. The positions adhere to the Norwegian Government’s policy of balanced ethnicity, age and gender. Persons with immigrant background are encouraged to apply. NTNU’s objective is to increase the number of females in scientific positions. Female applicants are therefore encouraged to apply.

According to the new Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the list of applicants.

Applications with CV, certified copies of transcripts and reference letters should be submitted electronically through our application website by clicking the APPLYbutton below. Mark the application with ref.no. IVT – 58/14. The attachments to the application should preferably be gathered in one single file.

Date of commencement: September 1st 2014.

Deadline for application: 25th April 2014.

 

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