Positions Available
Norwegian Polar Institute

Application Deadline: Wednesday, 1 November 2006

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As part of Norway's research program for the International Polar Year (IPY), the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI), Norway's central institution for research, environmental monitoring, and mapping of the polar regions, announces the following position openings:

1) Ph.D. Position in Snow-Sea Ice-Atmosphere-Ocean Processes

This three-year position is part of a project entitled "Black Carbon in Arctic Snow and Ice: Implications for Climate and Environment", involving scientists from NPI, the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research, and the Norwegian Institute for Air Research. The main objective of this project is to quantify the transport, deposition, and post-depositional fate of black carbon aerosols to the polar environment and to assess the impact on climate of the reduced albedo of snow and ice.

Applicants should have a background in glaciology, geophysics,atmospheric and/or ocean sciences.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Elisabeth Isaksson
Phone: +47-7775 0515
E-mail: elli[at]npolar.no

or contact:
Dr. Sebastian Gerland
Phone: +47 7775 0620
E-mail: gerland[at]npolar.no

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2) Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Position in Sea Ice Physics

This three-year position will contribute to the IPY project "Integrated Arctic Ocean Observing System (iAOOS)-Norway: Closing the Loop." Applicants should have good knowledge of optical properties of sea ice and snow and their role in the climate system. He/she also must hold a Ph.D. or possess equivalent experience within sea ice physics.
Experience from fieldwork/cruises and optical snow and sea ice property data analysis is an asset.

For more information, please contact:
Sebastian Gerland
Phone: +47 77750554
E-mail: gerland[at]npolar.no

or contact:
Edmond Hansen
Phone: +47 77750513
E-mail: edmond.hansen[at]npolar.no

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3) Postdoctoral Position in Ice Core Chemistry

This three-year position is part of an international collaboration between US and Norwegian scientists that aims to understand climate variability in Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica on time scales of years to one millennium and determine the mass balance of the ice sheet in this sector to understand its impact on sea level change.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in ice core chemistry or other relevant area within glaciology or atmospheric sciences. Polar field experience is preferable.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Elisabeth Isaksson
Phone: +47-7775 0515
E-mail: elli[at]npolar.no

or contact:
Dr. Jan-Gunnar Winther
Phone: +47 7775 0620
E-mail: winther[at]npolar.no

Applications, including CV, references with full address and contact information, and copies of recommendation letters and certificates, can be sent to:

Norwegian Polar Institute
Polar Environmental Centre
N-9296 Tromso
Norway

Please do not include original documents as enclosures will not be returned.

NPI prefers that an electronic application is submitted online at:
http://www.jobbnorge.no

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