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We are continually searching for excellent Bachelor to PhD level students, as well as Postdocs. The degree of involvement will depend on the candidate and topic but typically we work with part-time research assistance from Bachelor students, and traineeships and/or research exchanges, or even, complete programmes, with Masters, PhD and Postdocs. Please note that if you wish to apply for a formal internship this has to be done BEFORE the 15th October for the following Spring term, and BEFORE 15th March for the Autumn term.

We also welcome research visits from early to senior career scientists. And occasionally have position announcements.

Below you will find links to offers currently open.

You are also encouraged to contact the coordination team or any of our group leaders to enquire about opportunities.

Current opportunities

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow position within Climate Predictions at the Geophysical institute, of the University of Bergen. The position will be part of the Bjerknes Climate Prediction Unit and the Climate Futures centre for research-based Innovation. This position aims to understand how model biases influence prediction skill and to quantify the impact of systematic model errors on predictive skill, especially for, but not limited to, El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and its impacts. The tasks involve analysis of the Norwegian Climate Prediction Model (NorCPM) and freely available multi-model predictions. Read more and apply here. Deadline for application: 6th January 2021.

Recently filled

  • 3-years PhD position in Climate Prediction at the Geophysical Institute of the University of Bergen. The PhD will extend the application of data assimilation methods to handle the difference in spatial and temporal scales among model compartments (e.g.atmosphere, ocean, sea ice and land surface) and formulate an approach capable of propagating information from the observations across all model components simultaneously and consistently – an approach referred to as strongly coupled data assimilation. The PhD will test a suit of different methods with the Norwegian Climate Prediction Model (NorCPM). The research work will be done in close collaboration with the team developing NorCPM at the Bjerknes Center for Climate Research, the Data Assimilation group at NERSC and the Data Assimilation Research Center (DARC) at the University of Reading (UK). Deadline for application: 15th August 2020.
  • Master study using NorCPM. Motivation: investigating the representation of key processes in the Norwegian Climate Prediction Model (NorCPM) is needed to understand its capabilities and for further improvement. One such process is the air-sea interaction at northern high latitudes. The amount of heat released from the polar ocean to the polar atmosphere is huge. Large biases in the amount and location of heat loss in NorCPM could impact the polar atmospheric circulation. Task: Compare the ratio of integrated heat loss in the Nordic Seas and the Arctic Ocean with the observed ratio and how this evolves with forecast time. For more information please contact: Helene Langehaug
  • Master study on impact of Atlantic Niño on rainfall in Africa. Motivation: The Atlantic Niño is phase-locked to boreal summer but has a second peak in November-December. Because of the timing of the second peak, it could potentially impact interannual rainfall along the Atlantic coast of central and Southern Africa. Task: investigate the second peak of the Atlantic Niño and its impact on precipitation in the tropics, using observations and NorCPM reanalysis products.