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Postdoctoral fellow on Hydrological Modelling

Key Information

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join the international WATNEX project (A water-energy-food nexus assessment of climate change impacts on biomass and hydropower resources) awarded funding by the Research Council of Norway. The main goal of WATNEX is to develop methods to assess impacts of climate change on water resources in river basins by jointly considering energy and biomass sectors (agriculture and forestry). The consortium includes NIBIO, The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, University of Oulu and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.

The candidate employed will develop a modelling framework suitable for water-energy-food nexus analyses, and use the framework to quantify water-energy-food interactions and water management options under different climate and socioeconomic scenarios.

The position lasts for two years and will be located at the NIBIO main office in Ås (35 km south of Oslo), and the candidate employed will also work parttime at the NVE office in central Oslo. Travel and research visits in Norway and to international partners is to be expected.

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop a framework for water management modelling and conduct scenario analyses in collaboration with national and international research partners
  • Write and publish scientific papers

Professional Qualifications (required)

  • A PhD degree in hydrology, water resources engineering, geosciences, environmental engineering or related fields
  • Relevant publishing in high quality scientific papers
  • Good communication skills in oral and written English

Will be evaluated Positively

  • Communication skills in oral and written Norwegian or another Scandinavian language (Swedish, Danish). Candidates without knowledge of Norwegian language will be expected to acquire such skills within a short period
  • Sound knowledge of hydrology, experience with hydrological modelling at the catchment (river basin) scale, and in process-based modelling 
  • Experience with remote sensing, GIS, statistics
  • Strong computational skills, experience with relevant tools, profound knowledge of at least one programming language
  • Knowledge of hydropower, land use and climate change

Personal Qualifications

  • Ability to work both independently and in an interdisciplinary team
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills

Salary and Benefits

The position is remunerated according to the Norwegian State Salary Scale as post doctor, code 1352, salary grade 60-67 (NOK 553.500 – 626.300 per year), commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which includes a good occupational pension scheme, occupational injury and group life insurance, and low-interest home loans.

Do you need more Information?

Bjørn Kløve (project P.I.), tel. +47 917 78 114, email bjorn.klove@nibio.no, and Anja C Winger (Head of Department), tel. +47 926 51 967, email anja.winger@nibio.no

How to apply for the Position

Please send your application describing your research interests and CV electronically via the link on this page. You may submit copies of your diplomas and letters of recommendation as an attachment along with the electronic application.

Other Information

We would like to point out that information about applicants may be subject to public disclosure, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova), Section 25. An applicant may request to be exempted from inclusion on the public list of applicants. If the request for confidentiality is denied, the applicant will be notified thereof.

About diversity and inclusion – for applicants living in Norway:
In accordance with the Norwegian Civil Service equal opportunities policy, qualified candidates are encouraged to apply – regardless of age, gender, functional disabilities, gaps in CV or national or ethnic background. As a government agency, we have the opportunity to provide positive special treatment for applicants who have a disability, gaps in their CV or immigrant background. Positive special treatment means, among other things, that you will more easily come to the interview. Read more about this here (in Norwegian only).

About NIBIO and the Department

The Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) has its activities within agriculture, food, climate and the environment. The Institute conducts research and management support, and provides knowledge for use in national preparedness, governmental and district management, industry, and the society at large. NIBIO is owned by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, has 700 employees, with its main office in Ås, Viken County (35 km south of Oslo) and is present in all parts of the country.

The Department of Hydrology and Water Environment is one of six scientific departments in the Division of Environment and Natural Resources. We conduct research, management support and contracted tasks covering av broad range of disciplines within water quality, hydrology, groundwater, wastewater solutions, precipitation field analyzes, environmental statistics and measures in the watercourse measures. In our work we use a variety of methods and models to predict effects from climate and land use changes on the aquatic environment.

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4th September 2022

Post expires on Sunday September 4th, 2022