Postdoctoral Research Fellow in modelling impacts of climate change on the natural environment
A two-year position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow is available at the Department of Geosciences at the University of Oslo. Starting date is as soon as possible and preferable before 1 April 2017. Please note that it is not possible to be appointed as Postdoc for more than one specified period at the same institution.
The postdoctoral fellow will work within the Section for Physical Geography and Hydrology.
A two-year postdoctoral research position is sought within the research area "Impacts of climate variability and change on the Earth's physical system". Unusual or extreme weather and climate-related events are of great public concern and a key question is whether such events are likely to become more (or less) frequent in the coming decades and whether we are already observing such changes. Focus is on the impacts of climate variability and change, in particular extreme weather and climate-related events (e.g., extreme precipitation or temperature, prolonged dry and wet spells, rain-on-snow events) on the terrestrial part of the hydrological cycle. Such water related physical impacts include floods, dry soils, low groundwater levels and river flows, high water temperatures, reduced snow cover and frozen ground. The work will embrace an understanding of how impacts may overlap and interact in time and space, leading to increased exposure.
Position code 1352, Pay Grade from NOK 486 100 to 567 100 per year, depending on qualifications and seniority.
The application must include:
- Application letter including a statement of research interest
- CV summarizing education, positions and academic work, and other qualifying activity
- Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
- List of publications and academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
- Names and contact details of 2-3 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.
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