Researcher in Supermodel Climate Prediction

University of Bergen
January 04, 2023
Offerd Salary:Salary as Researcher (code 1017
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Researcher in Supermodel Climate Prediction UiB - Knowledge that shapes society

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Researcher in Supermodel Climate Prediction

There is a vacancy for a position at the Geophysical Institute, as researcher in climate prediction using the newly developed supermodelling approach.

The position is for a period of 1 year and is associated with the ERC-funded Proof of Concept project: “Towards Operational Supermodel Climate Prediction” (GA n. 101101037).

About the project/work tasks:

Supermodelling is a novel solution to substantially improve climate prediction by reducing model error. A supermodel is an interconnected ensemble of models that combines the strengths of the individual models using machine learning. The main task will be to perform seasonal predictions with a newly developed supermodel consisting of the Norwegian, Community and Max-Planck Institute Earth System Models (NorESM, CESM, MPIESM). This will involve training of the supermodel, generating initial conditions, and assessing prediction skill in relation to standard approaches.

Qualifications and personal qualities:
  • Applicants must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within climate science, meteorology, or other relevant fields.
  • Experience in climate modelling and supermodelling is required
  • Experience in performing Earth System Model (ESM) simulations on high- performance computers is advantageous.
  • Experience in programming in Fortran, MATLAB, Python, or other similar computer languages is a requirement.
  • Experience in handling and analysing large ESM datasets is advantageous.
  • Highly advantageous is experience in working with NorESM, MPIESM, and/or CESM.
  • It is an advantage to have experience in climate prediction.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently, in a structured manner and have the ability to cooperate with others.
  • Applicants must have good skills in oral and written English.
  • Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Research experience, ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

    We can offer:
  • A good and professionally stimulating working environment.
  • Salary as Researcher (code 1017) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 573 900 (equivalent to pay grade 62). Further increases in salary are made according to length of service in the position. For particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits
  • Your application must include:
  • A brief account of the applicant's research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • The names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor from the PhD programme.
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas. If you have not yet completed your PhD, please submit a statement from your institution confirming that the doctoral thesis has been submitted.
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • List of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • Publications (as applicable)
  • The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge

    General information:

    Further information about the position can be obtained from: Professor Noel Keenlyside, Geophysical Institute (UiB), Tel.: +47 55 58 20 32 ;

    The state workforce shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

    We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

    The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

    Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

    For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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    4th January 2023


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