The position is part of an interdisciplinary project, CRYOMET, funded by the Norwegian Research Council, and is affiliated both with the Section for Physical Geography and the Section for Meteorology and Oceanography. The Section for Physical Geography has longterm experience in investigating the climate impact on the terrestrial cryosphere (snow, glaciers, permafrost) and is involved in various high-level research projects and centers. The Section of Meteorology and Oceanography carries out research on various physical, dynamical and chemical aspects of the climate system, often in the context of climate change. Important tools in this research are e.g. earth system models, regional atmospheric models and advanced satellite data.
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials. Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Geosciences, with experience in using complex numerical models. Applicants who will finish their master study before the end of June 2012 can apply given that a date is set for their final exam.