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PhD position in climate dynamics

PhD position in climate dynamics

There is a vacancy for a PhD position in physical oceanography/climate dynamics at the Geophysical Institute and the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years with 25% compulsory work (e.g. teaching duties), and is connected to the project Nansen Legacy funded by the Research Council of Norway. 

About the project/work tasks:

The PhD candidate will assess Arctic climate variability and change for current and future climate states, with a particular focus on the Barents Sea. The general scope of the PhD project will be regionally to compare and contrast climate change and its drivers, e.g., how future sea ice retreat will be manifested in the Atlantic and Pacific sectors of the Arctic. The PhD will furthermore explore Arctic climate predictability on interannual to decadal time scales.

The PhD project will rely on available observations (e.g., sea ice, hydrography) and the analysis of climate model simulations. PhD supervisors will include Dr. Marius Årthun and Professor Tor Eldevik.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in climate dynamics, physical oceanography, meteorology, physics, applied mathematics or related fields. Master students can apply provided they complete their final master exam before 15.08.2019. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded.
  • Applicants must have in-depth knowledge of ocean and climate dynamics.
  • It is strongly desired that applicants are experienced in one or more of the following: mechanisms for ocean and climate variability, ocean circulation and air-sea interaction in the Atlantic-Arctic region, with focus on interannual-to-decadal time scales.
  • Experience in the analysis of climate model simulations is an advantage.
  • Skill in handling and use of climate model data, and the acquirement and statistical analysis of climate-related data, are an advantage.
  • Experience in scientific programming (e.g., Matlab, Python, Fortran) is an advantage.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
  • Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

About the PhD position:

The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time each year comprises required duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results.

The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a qualifying post (e.g. research fellow, research assistant).

About the research training

As a PhD candidate, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. A final plan for the implementation of the research training must be approved by the faculty within two months after you have commenced in the position. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.

We can offer:

  • a good and professionally challenging working environment
  • salary at pay grade 54 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 10) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 479 600. Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
  • 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 for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis
  • CV
  • transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees, or official confirmation that the master’s thesis has been submitted. If you have not yet completed your master’s degree, please submit a statement from your institution confirming the expected date of award of your master’s degree. Your master’s degree must be documented with transcripts and/or diploma, alternatively a confirmation from your institution on completed degree and your grade, by 15.08.2019.
  • relevant certificates/references
  • approved documentation of proficiency in English (if required, cf. English language requirements for PhD admission)
  • a list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • any publications in your name

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.

General information:

For further details about the position, please contact Dr. Marius Årthun (Marius.Arthun@uib.no) or Prof. Tor Eldevik (Tor.Eldevik@uib.no).

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

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.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.

About The University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are seven departments and several centres at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

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Deadline

15th August 2019

Post expires on Thursday August 15th, 2019

Research Fellow in Artistic Research

At the Grieg Academy – Department of Music there is a vacancy as a research fellow (100%) in artistic research within the professional area of music composition. The appointment is for a fixed-term period of four years, of which 25 per cent comprises required duties. The required duties may be in the form of teaching, exam work or supervision, according to the needs of the department.

About the project/work tasks:

The candidate who receives the position will take part in a cross-disciplinary research project entitled “Sounding Philosophy” in the music composition area at the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen. This research project has an interdisciplinary focus, expanding the research field of music composition as a social and interdisciplinary discipline. For more information about the project see https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/634973/634974

Applications will be assessed in light of the artistic activities and research competence at the department and appropriateness to the research project. Applicants are requested to familiarize themselves with the profile of artistic research at the department and faculty in the design of the project, see: https://kmd.uib.no/no/forskning.

Prosject Description:

The advertised position as an artistic research fellow is intended for an artist and researcher who will integrate musical composition, music technology as well as a secondary research field i.e. from the natural sciences or the humanities. The application should propose artistic research in the area of music composition and music technology that explores relationships between artistic expression, scientific discovery and philosophical exploration.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must have a master’s degree in music composition or corresponding education. The degree must be completed within the application deadline.
  • Applicants must have experience in artistic practice and production at a high national or international level.
  • Applicants must demonstrate competence in the field of music technology, and demonstrate insight within a secondary field of knowledge, i.e. from the sciences or the humanities.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and have the ability to cooperate with others.
  • Applicants must have good written and verbal English skills
  • Emphasis will be placed on personal qualities. Ambitions and potential will also be considered when assessing candidates.

The following conditions apply for the appointment:

The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a recruitment position.

About the research training: As a PhD candidate, you must participate in an approved educational program for an artistic PhD degree within a period of 3 years. A final plan for the implementation of the research training must be approved by the faculty within three months after you have started work in the position. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.

We can offer:

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • Salary at pay grade 54 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 10) in the state salary scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 472.300 before taxes. Further promotions are made according to qualifications and length of service in the position. Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • Project description of maximum 3,000 word 
  • Documentation of relevant artistic production in the form of audio and/or video recordings.
  • Documentation of formal professional competence 
  • Timetable 
  • Budget (see our website)

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Detailed information about this appointment may be obtained by contacting: Head of Department Randi Rolvsjord at tel. + 47 – 55 58 73 00/+ 47 975 14 878 or the research project leader Dániel Péter Biró at tel. +47 905 68 135.

The state labour force 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.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.

About The University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are three departments at Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

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Deadline

11th August 2019

Post expires on Sunday August 11th, 2019

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in information science with a focus on finance

There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow position in information science at The Department of Information Science and Media Studies. The position is for a period of four years of which 25% is allocated to teaching and administrative duties at The Department.

The Department of Information Science and Media Studies was established in 2004 by merging the former Department of Information Science and Department of Media Studies. The staff counts about 80 people, including 30 permanent faculty members and approximately 20 PhD and postdoc positions. The Department offers separate Bachelor- and Master-programs in both information science and media studies, as wells as programs in Film and TV-production, Journalism and media- and interaction design located in the recently established media cluster Media City Bergen. The Faculty of Social Sciences is stakeholder in Finance Innovation, an interdisciplinary cluster in finance technology located in Bergen. The Department is one of several academic partners in the cluster, also involving industry partners from finance, insurance and technology. 

The information science research at the department is organized in three research groups: Interaction Research Group, Semantic and Social Information Systems, and Logic, information and interaction. The Department aims to strengthen research and teaching in artificial intelligence and machine learning and is currently recruiting new faculty members in these areas.

About the project/work tasks:

For this position, we are looking for a candidate with a research background in artificial intelligence, machine learning, or data science, and an interest in finance technology. It is expected that the successful candidate will conduct cutting-edge research with applications in the context of financial technology by applying artificial intelligence, machine learning, or data science methods. 

The successful candidate will contribute to the University’s participation in Finance Innovation cluster in Bergen and is expected to participate in research collaboration between the department and the cluster. As part of the application, we expect the candidate to submit a research proposal making clear how the candidate’s research approaches are relevant to finance technology.

Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to and the development of our teaching in the context of artificial intelligence, machine learning, or data science within the context of finance technology.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within information sciences or equivalent
  • The applicant 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
  • Extensive research experience in the context of AI, machine learning, or data science
  • Can work independently and in a structured manner, and have the ability to cooperate with others
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English

Potential candidates may be invited to the department for an interview, and might be asked to hold a trial lecture in a given topic.

About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:

The position of postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. The fixed-term period for this position is four years. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

Upon appointment, applicants must submit a project proposal for the qualifying work including a work schedule. For postdoctoral research fellow positions associated with externally financed projects, the completion of the project proposal for the qualifying work will take place in consultation with the project/centre manager. It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Salary at pay grade 59-62 (code 1352) on the government salary scale upon appointment (equivalent to NOK 515 200,- – NOK 544 400,- per year). Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IW)
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The research proposal
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be the main advisor from the PhD programme.
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas and official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted.
  • Relevant certificates/references.
  • List of any works of a scientific nature (publication list).
  • Any publications in your name.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge. The applicatin must be marked with 19/477. Applications sent by e-mail will not be evaluated.

Closing date is May 1, 2019

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting Head of Department, professor Leif Ove Larsen, phone 55584116, e-mail leif.larsen@uib.no.

Practical questions about the application process should be directed to Senior Executive Officer Bodil Hægland, e-mail bodil.hagland@uib.no or tel.+47 55 58 90 53 , or Even Michal Endresen, e-mail even.endresen@uib.no

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. 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.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

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.

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

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About The University of Bergen (UiB) 

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are seven departments and three centres at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments

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Deadline

01.05.2019


Read the job description at the university homepage

Post expires on Wednesday May 1st, 2019

PhD position at The department of geography

PhD position

There is a vacancy for a PhD position at the Department of Geography within Human Geography.

About the project/work tasks:

The University of Bergen has three strategic areas: Marine research, Climate and energy transitions and Global societal challenges. The UIB strategy can be found here https://www.uib.no/en/strategy.  The Department of Geography has research activities reflecting these. A main emphasis in research at the Department is complementary and critical approaches to the achievement of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in Norway and globally.

Research and teaching in Geography is organised in three groups: Human Geography, Environmental and Landscape Geography, and Physical Geography. In addition, the System Dynamics group is a part of the Department, and the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET) is located at the Department. The Department aims to strengthen these groups, but at the same time to create synergies between the groups.

The vacant position is allocated to the Human Geography group. This research group deals with human geography in a local and global perspective, from small communities to large cities. We are searching for a Ph.D. candidate with a research project which can contribute to strengthening any of the present research themes which include:

  • Urban planning and  regional development
  • Green transition and industrial development
  • Global inequalities and development
  • Management of natural resources
  • Food production and food security
  • Climate and energy transformation

See also https://www.uib.no/en/geografi.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in Human Geography. The degree has to be completed by the application deadline.
  • The requirements are generally grade B or better on Master thesis and for the Master degree in total
  • As an applicant you should be able to work independently, have a strong working capacity and dedication to research.
  • Good social skills and experience in working in teams is essential.
  • Good language skills orally and written. Teaching is normally undertaken in Norwegian or English.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview.

About the PhD position and research training

About the PhD position: The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time comprises obligatory duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results. The employment period for the successful candidate may be reduced if he or she previously has been employed in a PhD position.

About the research training: As a PhD research fellow, you will take part in the doctoral educational programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences, UiB. The programme corresponds to a period of three years and leads to the submission of the PhD dissertation. To be eligible for admission you must have completed a Master degree. The educational background must be equivalent to a five-year Master education, including a two-year Master degree and a Master thesis at least 30 ECTS. It is expected that the topic of the Master degree is connected to the academic field to which you are seeking admission.

About the project proposal: A research proposal of 5-8 pages must accompany the application. The proposal should present the topic, the research problem(s) and choice of theory and methods. The proposal should also include a progress plan for the different parts of the project. A budget of running costs should be included. Admittance to the PhD-programme will be based on the research proposal.

We can offer:

  • Salary at pay grade 51 upon appointment (Code 1017) on the government salary scale (equivalent to NOK 449 400 per year). Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position
  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter including a brief account of your research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of them must be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis
  • Project proposal
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • A list of academic publications
  • Academic publications that you want to submit for assessment (including your master’s thesis or equivalent)
  • If you have a master’s degree from an institution outside of the Nordic countries, or a 2-year discipline- based master’s degree (or the equivalent) in a subject area other than the one associated with the application, you may later in the application process be asked to submit an overview of the syllabus for the degree you have completed

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.no following the link on this page marked “Apply for this job”.

The application has to be marked: 19/2286

Closing date: June 28 2019

Applications submitted without a project description or applications sent as e-mails will not be considered. Only submitted documents will be subjected to an expert assessment.

General information:

Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting Head of Department Peter Andersen, e-mail Peter.Andersen@uib.no, phone +47 92091943 / +47 55583063

Practical questions regarding the application procedures should be directed to advisor Beathe Moldestad, phone +47 55 58 90 56, e-mail: beathe.moldestad@uib.no.

Appointed research fellows will be admitted to the doctoral education program at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Further information about the program is available on the webpage http://www.uib.no/en/svf/37940/doctoral-education. Questions about the program may be directed to senior officer Hanne Gravermoen, e-mail: hanne.gravermoen@uib.no, phone: +47 55 58 90 68.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position. 

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.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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About The University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are seven departments and three centres at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments

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Deadline

28.06.2019

Read the job description at the university homepage

Post expires on Friday June 28th, 2019