The successful applicant will work on BioWave, a three-year project funded by the Research Council of Norway. The project is a collaboration between the Norwegian Meteorological Institute ( and the Norwegian Institute for Marine Research (IMR). The purpose of BioWave is to study sea surface wave impacts on the boundary fluxes of heat, fresh water, and momentum as well as the surface layer turbulence. The BioWave project will also focus on the improvement of mixed-layer dynamics in numerical circulation models by explicit incorporation of wave induced turbulence. The improved circulation models will be used to study the wave effects on plankton drift, specifically focusing on cod eggs and larvae.

An important part of the project is a research cruise in Lofoten/Vesteralen in April 2010, aiming at providing validation data for the improved circulation model. It is planned that the successful candidate will have an active role in experimental planning and data gathering.

Primary responsibilities will include sampling and analyzing field data, and the adaptation and application of the operational numerical models at and IMR. This position works in close collaboration with researchers at the facilities.

The position is located at the forecasting center in Bergen (VV).
The candidate will be enrolled at the Geophysical Institute (GFI) at the University of Bergen with professor Corinna Schrum as responsible supervisor. VV and GFI are located in the same building and the candidate will be able to collaborate with other PhD candidates at GFI and The Bjerknes Center for Climate Research, as well as be part of the scientific and social community at the institute.


- MSc in oceanography, meteorology, applied mathematics, physics, or
similar qualifications
- Experience with numerical modeling is preferable
- Knowledge of basic statistical methods is an advantage provides public meteorological services for both civil and military purposes. The main activities of the institute are to issue weather forecasts, risk management, and climate monitoring; and research and development within meteorology and oceanography.

For further information, please contact:
Lars Robert Hole