The Department of Geosciences at University of Oslo (UiO) is offering a position as PhD Research Fellow in Physical Oceanography. The fellowship has a preferred start up in August-October 2021 and lasts for a period of 3 years.
About the research:
- The project, funded by the Research Council of Norway, aims to improve our understanding of and ability to model the ocean circulation in the Arctic.
- A key premise is that currents in this climate-sensitive ocean region are strongly guided by bottom topography—more so than in most other places on the planet.
- The PhD student will work on:
- improving the representation of topographic effects on hydrodynamic instability (baroclinic and barotropic instability) and eddy mixing, and/or
- incorporating the effects of eddy mixing on the large-scale hydrography and currents in the Arctic.
- The work will involve analyses of both eddy-resolving numerical model simulations and observational data, all in the context of simplified theory.
- Candidate must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in physical oceanography or meteorology.
- Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
How to apply:
Apply online and the application must include:
- Cover letter – statement of motivation and research interests
- CV (summarizing education, positions and academic experience, scientific publications etc)
- Copies of the original Bachelor and Master’s degree diploma, transcripts of records
- Documentation of English proficiency
- List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
- Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
|Organization||University of Oslo (UiO)|
|Subject areas||Physical Oceanography, Meteorology|
|Eligibility||Open to all nationalities|
|Deadline||7th May 2021|