74,3152The successful applicant will conduct research in sea ice physics, with emphasis on sea ice model development and improvement. The work will include the development of an advanced physical 1-D snow and sea ice model in order to develop and test improved parameterizations to be included in a full Earth System Model (ESM).
The 1-D model should include components for individual processes that are known to be important (e.g., albedo feedback process, snow cover evolution, brine distribution in sea ice). Different levels of model developments will be validated with in situ sea ice data collected during field studies (NPI long-term studies, process studies, and IPY research). The main part of the work will be related to modeling, but it will be an asset, especially in connection with validation experiments, if
the candidate is willing to participate in scientific cruises and fieldwork in the Arctic.

The work will include close collaboration with scientists from other Norwegian research environments, especially the Meteorological Institute of Norway, University of Bergen, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, and Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research.

NPI seeks candidates with a background in themes including sea ice modeling and sea ice physics. Applicants must hold a PhD or possess equivalent experience within sea ice modeling, sea ice physics, or related fields.

Applications should include a CV, names of at least two referees, list of publications, and details of relevant qualifications and experience. Applicants should not submit original documents as enclosures will not be returned. The position is open and the successful candidate may start at the earliest possible time. Female scientists are encouraged to apply for the position. The application deadline is Thursday, 15 November 2007.

NPI prefers that an electronic applications be submitted here.

Paper copies may be sent to:
Norwegian Polar Institute
Polar Environmental Centre
9296 Tromso, Norway