Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Climate Science, 1 - 2 positions University of Oslo, Department of Geosciences Norway

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Climate Science, 1 - 2 positions


Job description

1-2 two-year fulltime Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions are available at the Department of Geosciences, to work on the project “Mixed-phase Clouds and Climate - MC2“ funded by the European Research Council.



We seek highly motivated applicants with a background in atmospheric and/or climate science, or a related field. We are looking for candidates with different and complimentary expertise, and experience within numerical modeling of the atmosphere or climate system, analysis of satellite measurements and/or field or laboratory measurements are therefore all relevant. The successful candidate(s) will be working with a team of scientists within the MC2 project, and will be expected to participate in regular team meetings and also present his/her research at major international conferences in the broader field of climate science. The main purpose of post-doctoral research fellowships at the University of Oslo is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their disciplines, and the university offers a range of career advancement opportunities for its post-doctoral fellows.


Qualification requirements


The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in meteorology, oceanography, atmospheric physics/chemistry, or a related field. Doctoral dissertation must have been submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defense of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English are required. Fluency in a Scandinavian language is an advantage but not necessary.

We are looking for individuals who have demonstrated an ability to work independently, but who are also comfortable with working collaboratively within research teams.


We offer


  • Salary NOK 490 900 – 569 000 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (position code 1352)
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities


The application must include:


  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works 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)


 The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).


In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented academic qualifications, as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.


Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.



According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.



The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.



The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.



Note that no one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Oslo. The preferred starting date for the positions is no later than 01.10.2018


Contact information

Trude Storelvmo,, +47 22855819


Terje Berntsen,, +47 228 58771,


For questions about the recruitment system, please contact HR Officer, Helene Jansen, +47 22857196,


About the University of Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.



The geosciences are the studies of planet Earth; the atmosphere, the hydrosphere and cryosphere, the earth's surface and it’s interior. The Department of Geosciences is Norway’s widest ranging academic geoscience



research environment, encompassing four sections (Meteorology and Oceanography, Geography and Hydrology, Geology and Geophysics, Physics of Geological Processes) and one Centre of Excellence (Centre of Earth Evolution and Dynamics). In addition we participate in other centres and hold several ERC grants. The staff consists of 40 professors and associate professors, in addition to postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, researchers, technical staff and administrative personnel, to a total number of 240.



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