The successful applicant will conduct research on climate-related physical processes in sea-ice covered arctic seas, with special focus on the processes at the sea ice-ocean interface, in the new ICE flagship project ICE-Fluxes. ICE-Fluxes is a study on the quantification and relevance of interactions and fluxes between sea ice, atmosphere, and ocean in the Arctic. The main aim of the project is to improve fundamental understanding of sea ice behavior.
The work will have a main focus on observation (sea ice and oceanographic), with focus on energy and mass fluxes between the systems atmosphere-snow and sea ice-ocean. Observations will be made from both manned observation systems and autonomous platforms. Results from measurements will be used in 1-D models where sea ice processes are coupled with processes related to the atmosphere (especially radiative fluxes) and ocean, both for sensitivity studies and improvement of parameterizations in numerical models. The successful candidate is expected to participate in scientific cruises and fieldwork in the Arctic, as substantial parts of the fieldwork will be conducted on ship-based drifting ice stations and on land fast sea ice. The primary areas for this work will be the Arctic Ocean north of Svalbard, the Greenland Sea, the Fram Strait, and Svalbard. Close collaboration with the sea ice and oceanography groups and other groups at NPI, and with national and international partners is expected.
NPI seeks candidates with backgrounds in both sea ice physics and oceanography, and the role of these fields in the climate system. The applicant must hold a PhD or possess equivalent experience within sea ice physics, oceanography, or related fields. Experiences from in situ measurements of sea ice, snow, oceanic or radiative parameters, related studies, data analysis, and 1-D sea ice modeling, radiative modeling, and/or ocean modeling, are an asset.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, names of at least two references, a list of publications, and details of your relevant qualifications and experience. The application is to be submitted electronically on the application form available by clicking on the 'Apply for this job' link at: https://secure.jobbnorge.no/job.aspx?jobid=64599
Alternately, printed applications may be mailed to: The Norwegian Polar Institute
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Application Deadline: Monday, 15 March 2010
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