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Address: Nordnesgaten 50, 5005 BERGEN
Phone: +47 55238500

Vacancy Details

Created 08.04.2015
Expires 24.04.2015
Company Havforskningsinstituttet
Employment Full-time
Job type Permanent
County Hordaland
Phone +47 55238500
Email post@imr.no
WWW http://www.imr.no/en

The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) (www.imr.no) is a governmental research institute connected to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries. IMR is a national centre of research on the marine environment, renewable marine resources and aquaculture, and acts as advisor to the Government and the fishing industry. The goal of IMR is to be a leading institute on marine research both nationally and internationally and a credible provider of premises and knowledge. On this basis IMR shall contribute to a responsible use of the possibilities offered by the sea and coastal waters, both as a larder and as basis for industry and recreation. IMR is one of the largest marine institutes in Europe with approximately 750 employees. The main office is located in Bergen, in addition to a department in Tromsø, and research stations in Austevoll, Matre and Flødevigen.


PhD candidate in biophysical modelling (Mrk.10-15)


Jobbnorge ID: 112381

The project " RETROSPECT - ocean analysis using optimal observation strategies", funded by the Research Council of Norway, has a vacant 3-year PhD grant at IMR. The main objective of RETROSPECT is to produce high resolution reanalyses of the ocean state off Northern Norway, using observations both for assimilation and evaluation, and to utilize the model fields for quantifying exposure of planktonic organisms to pollutants. The PhD candidate will focus on the latter part of the main objective. 

The candidate will be placed in the research group "Oceanography and Climate" atIMR and the workplace will be Bergen. The candidate will be enrolled in the PhD program at the University of Bergen, Geophysical Institute. The work will be done in collaboration with scientists at The Norwegian Meteorological Institute and Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre. 

The candidate should have experience in numerical modeling, and must hold a Master degree or equivalent. We are seeking broadly among thematic backgrounds of the successful candidate. Backgrounds in biology, oceanography or mathematics would be highly relevant, but others would also be considered. The successful candidate will contribute to the cross-disciplinary effort in coupling the ocean reanalysis, in-situ field data and biophysical models for planktonic drift. Experience in biophysical modelling and biological processes are required. The candidate will take part in field campaigns planned for 2016 and 2017. 

Applicants should have experience with fortran or similar programming languages, in addition to a model output processing tools e.g. matlab or python. Highly motivated candidates with both collaborative skills and the ability to work independently will be preferred. Since results will be disseminated in international journals, the candidate should have good communication skills in both written and oral English. Furthermore, the candidate must have the ability to work efficiently, be target-oriented, and perform and report project activities. 

The candidate must take part in an approved study programme leading to a PhD degree to be completed within a time period of 3 years. It is therefore a requirement that the candidate meet the criteria for admission to the PhD programme at the University of Bergen. A final plan for completion of the research programme must be approved by the faculty within three months after the candidate has formally started. 

The institute offers governmental regulated salaries in accordance with the civil service pay regulations. 

For further information please contact Frode Vikebø, (e-mail: frovik@imr.no) tel. + 47 93 87 22 38, or visit our web site at www.imr.no 

Applications should include a cover letter summarizing relevant skills and reasons to apply for the position, a complete CV (e.g. work experience, education, publication list), three references and transcripts of academic degrees and grades. 

Application materials should be submitted electronically via the portal www.jobbnorge.no. The application can either be in English or in Norwegian. 

Application deadline: 24.04.2015

See the advert and apply to the position at www.jobbnorge.no