Postdoc position – MakingWaves project  (MET Norway)

About the position
A two-year research position as a postdoc in the MakingWaves project  (MET Norway) is open. The work place will be in Oslo, and the start date is 1 August 2023.

MakingWaves is a project funded by the Norwegian Research Council with scientists from two institutions: Norwegian Research Centre (NORCE) and MET Norway. The goal of the MakingWaves project is to assess the effects of wind-generated ocean waves on the global climate with focus on the northern high-latitude regions. This goal will be achieved by coupling the wave component to the atmosphere, ocean and sea ice components in the NorESM system. NorESM is partly based on the Community Earth System Model (CESM). The NorESM framework uses the following models: for the ocean component, the Bergen Layered Ocean Model (BLOM), for the atmospheric component CAM-Nor, for the sea ice component CICE6 and for the wave component WAVEWATCH III. The coupling between the waves and sea ice is challenging due to the complex two-way interactions between the waves and ice. Topics of particular interest is the wave attenuation and propagation within the marginal ice zone. It is expected that the applicant will engage in numerical investigations of mechanisms that control these processes.

Responsibility / work tasks
The successful applicant will work with the analysis of the climate data under the supervision of the scientific team. The postdoc will mainly focus on analyzing the relative climatic importance of the wave-atmosphere, wave-sea ice and wave-ocean coupling separately and all together (fully coupled) based on a set of “present day” simulations.

PhD degree in climate sciences, oceanography, meteorology or physics
Experience in analyzing large model data sets
Good scientific writing skills

Experience with one or more of the following is an advantage:

Model development.
Knowledge of WaveWatch III
Knowledge of CICE6
Coupling wave models and sea ice models

The candidate will not be granted funding for a post-doctoral fellowship from the Norwegian Research Council for more than one period.

Personal skills
Ability to take responsibility, work independently, as well as function well within a team
It will be required to make trips between Oslo and Bergen
We can offer

Flexible working conditions
Salary on the government salary scale, 540.000-625.000, dependent on qualifications and experience. A higher salary can be negotiated in case the selected applicant has excellent qualifications.
Membership in the government pension fund, SPK ( deducted from gross salary), one of the best pension funds in Norway
Insurance and mortgage benefits through SPK
The first 6 months is a mutual trial period

Additional information
We emphasize diversity and therefore encourage all those who are qualified to apply  regardless of age, gender, functional capacity, ethnic background or gaps in the resume. MET Norway participates in the state’s inclusion efforts and aims to get more people with disabilities or gaps in their CVs into work.. The working conditions will be facilitated for employees with disabilities. Applicants who inform that they have reduced functional capacity will be invited to interview if they are qualified.
If an applicant does not wish to be registered on the public application list, the applicant will need to give a reasonable argued justification. Information about the applicant can still be published. If the wish to not be registered on the public application list is denied, the applicant will be informed prior to the disclosure.
For information about the position, please contact Project manager at MET Norway Ana Carrasco +4790879985,, Project manager at NORCE Mats Bentsen +4791727524,, Research Director Lars-Anders Breivik +4791750623, or Head of the division Kai Christensen +4791734157,

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