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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

  • There is a vacancy for a PhD Research Fellow in climate prediction at Geophysical Institute, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years with the possibility of a 4 th year with compulsory other work (e.g. teaching duties at the Department). The position is related to Centre for Research-based Innovation – Climate Futures. Deadline: August 31.  Read more about the position here
  • At Geophysical Institute, there is a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow position in the field of Climate Dynamics. The position is for a fixed term of three years and is associated with externally funded projects. It is financed by funding from the Trond Mohn Foundation and the Research Council of Norway. Deadline: August 31 Read more about the position here

Recently filled

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position within Climate Prediction at the Geophysical institute, of the University of Bergen. This is a fixed 3-year position related to the Climate Futures centre for research-based Innovation. The postdoc will extend the application of data assimilation methods to initialize the land component within the Norwegian Climate Prediction Model. The postdoc will work on theoretical and technical developments, and in performing numerical experiments on high-performance computers. This position will contribute to improve climate predictions on sub-seasonal to seasonal time scales, which are of great interest to Climate Futures’ stakeholders, and this may require interaction with these stakeholders. Deadline for application: 28th April 2021.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in the field of Climate Dynamics at the Geophysical institute, of the University of Bergen. This is a fixed 4-year position. The postdoc will contribute to the EU H2020 NextGEMS and JPI Climate EUREC4A-OA projects. NextGEMS is an ambitious project to develop and apply a new generation of Storm-Resolving Earth System Models (SR-ESMs) to study climate variability and change. The SR-ESMS will have 3 km horizontal resolutions in ocean and atmosphere, and so will resolve meso- and sub-mesoscale ocean-atmosphere interactions. EUREC4A-OA (http://eurec4a-oa.eu) is an exciting project that aims to improve the representation of small-scale nonlinear ocean-atmosphere interactions in climate models by innovative joint observing and modelling approaches. The postdoc will assess the representation of air-sea interaction in SR-ESMs through detailed analysis of high-resolution observations and model simulations. The aim is to understand the importance of such fine-scale air-sea interactions in the tropics for simulating and predicting climate. Deadline for application: 28th April 2021.


PhD position in seasonal weather prediction at the Geophysical institute, of the University of Bergen. The position will be part of the Climate Futures centre for research-based Innovation. The task of this PhD position is to explore new methods for optimal use of seasonal forecasts, by investigating the possibility of using innovative statistical and machine learning approaches for user-oriented seasonal forecasts with input from available dynamical seasonal forecast simulations. Deadline for application: 28th February 2021.


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. Deadline for application: 6th January 2021.


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.


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.