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Open position: Researcher in marine biogeochemical/ecosystem/physical modelling at NIVA (Norway)

There is an interesting open full-time position available with our partner NIVA:

Location: NIVA Office at Bergen/Oslo/Grimstad (Norway)

NIVA’s Oceanography section (niva.no/en/research/oceanography) invites applications for a Research Scientist position within marine biogeochemical/ecosystem/physical modelling. We seek applications from researchers to join our group to use marine modelling to better understand how the coastal and open oceans interact and respond to natural and anthropogenic stressors and drivers. The Oceanography section is composed of 25 research scientists and engineers who employ modelling, observational, and experimental approaches to provide a comprehensive approach for addressing research questions related to oceanography and marine biogeochemistry. The successful candidate will be expected to develop model code, conduct simulations, and perform analysis of results, seek external funding to develop their own research portfolio, as well as contribute to existing Norwegian- and European-funded projects that use models to assess the impacts of climate change in the open ocean as well as fjord and coastal areas. We also expect that the successful candidate will contribute to peer-reviewed publications and enhance collaborations within our diverse section and with other research sections at NIVA including, but not limited to, Marine Biology, Catchment Biogeochemistry, and Water and Society.


Competences: PhD degree with a proven research record within marine biogeochemical, ecosystem, and/or physical modelling

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Postdoc experience is desirable but not required

  • Strong programming and data analytic skills

  • Experience with programming in Python (xarray, dask, pandas), Fortran, and/or R is a requirement; experience with Matlab, GIS, and web-based database tools is desirable

  • Familiarity with marine biogeochemical/ecosystem/physical models (e.g., ERSEM, ROMS, NEMO, FVCOM, Ecopath, Ecosim)

  • Good track record with respect to peer-reviewed publications

  • Proficiency in oral and written English. Knowledge of Norwegian is advantageous but not a prerequisite

DEADLINE for applications: 7 Nov 2021

To see the entire job description, click here.

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