Postdoctoral Fellow in Biogeochemical Prediction ModellingExternal

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Contact: Professor Are Olsen
E-mail: are.olsen [at]
website: Job webpage
Deadline: May 4, 2018

This position is affiliated with the research project the Nansen Legacy ( The Nansen Legacy is the Norwegian Arctic research community’s joint effort to establish a holistic understanding of a changing marine Arctic climate and ecosystem. For this specific position, the research will revolve around development and interpretation of decadal scale biogeochemical predictions focusing on the Barents Sea. These will be based on the Norwegian Climate Prediction Model (NorCPM), which is currently used for decadal predictions of the physical climate system.

The candidate will expand this to include biogeochemistry through implementing and properly initialising the HAMOCC biogeochemical model within the NorCPM. The model results will be used, together with data from the broader CMIP6 ensemble, to delineate natural variability and expected anthropogenic change in the biogeochemistry of the Barents Sea. The successful candidate will be part of the Biogeochemistry Research Group at the Geophysical Institute and is also expected to actively engage in research collaboration across the Nansen Legacy project.

Applicants must hold a Norwegian PhD in or equivalent in biogeochemistry, oceanography, mathematics or relevant topics, or must have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.