Three year Postdoctoral position at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute

Meteorologisk institutt
Postdoctoral position in integrated assessment modeling
About the position

At the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, we have a vacancy for a three year Postdoctoral
position in Integrated Assessment Modeling. The position is affiliated with the Ocean and Ice
Division, Research and Development Department in Oslo. The starting date is March 2023.

The position is within the EU Horizon Europe project ?WorldTrans - Transparent
Assessments for Real People". WorldTrans is designed to address four specific objectives: (1)
To build new communities of integrated assessment modeling experts and users (citizens and
stakeholders alike), based on a transparent approach to integrated assessments; (2) To unpack
and quantify the potential importance of including heterogeneous human behavior in
integrated assessment models; (3) To identify main feedback loops and policy leverage points
for climate-neutrality oriented policies; and (4) To produce quantitatively consistent results for
various assessment processes including all three working groups of the Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and for the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

Responsibility / work tasks

The successful candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team of scientists from all over
Europe, but will have his/her base in either the natural sciences or the science of economics,
contributing partly to work package 1 (Natural Systems: inclusion and improvement of
processes and feedbacks using a variety of models and approaches), work package 2 (Human
systems: incorporating societal transformation into integrated assessment modelling) and
work package 3 (Developing a transparent Integrated Assessment Model ?for real people",
using System Dynamics).
We will use participatory - or group - modeling throughout the project, as a way to integrate
the research team, external climate science experts as well as stakeholders from the outset of
the project. Through the course of the project we will co-develop a new Integrated
Assessment Model (FRIDA), which will cross the common disciplinary boundaries between
the climate, technology, economy and human behavior, and which will be our hub for joint
knowledge as well as a tool for learning and engagement.
Central to the role will be improving the feedback and relationships between all aspects of the
Human-Earth system that is currently underdeveloped in integrated assessment models. For
example, the impacts of climate change on energy demand, which will impact emissions, and
therefore, feed back into climate change.

The successful candidate will be required to lead and contribute towards academic
publications and project deliverables, and to present their research at European and
international conferences and workshops.

Qualifications and personal qualities
  • PhD degree in one of the dynamical climate sciences (oceanography, meteorology or similar), or within quantitative interdisciplinary climate science
  • The PhD must be defended by the start date of the position (unless extraordinary circumstances require otherwise)
  • Skills needed to learn System Dynamics modeling
  • Ability to take responsibility and work independently and in a structured manner and demonstrate good collaborative skills as a member of a multidisciplinary and multicultural research
  • Strong interest in developing a broad systems knowledge during the project
  • An interest and curiosity in exploring the interfaces of climate change, the energy system, the economy and human behavior
  • High interpersonal and relational qualities
  • Good oral and written communication skills

We can offer
  • A meaningful job in a modern technological environment
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Salary on the government salary scale, 540.000 - 625.000, dependent on qualifications and experience. Higher salary can be negotiated in case the selected applicant has excellent qualifications
  • Membership in the government pension fund, SPK (https://www.spk.no/en/)(2% deducted from gross salary), one of the best pension funds in Norway
  • Insurance and mortgage benefits through SPK
  • A pleasant working environment
  • The first 6 months is a mutual trial period

Additional information

We emphasize diversity and, therefore, encourage all those who are qualified to apply regardless of age, gender, functional capacity, ethnic background or gaps in the resume. MET Norway participates in the state's inclusion efforts and aims to get more people with disabilities or gaps in their CVs into work. The working conditions will be facilitated for employees with disabilities. Applicants who inform that they have reduced functional capacity will be invited to interview if they are qualified. Information about gaps in the CV or reduced functional capacity can be used for reporting purposes.

If an applicant does not wish to be registered on the public application list, the applicant will need to give a reasonable argued justification. Information about the applicant can still be published. If the wish to not be registered on the public application list is denied, the applicant will be informed prior to the disclosure.

For further information about the position, please contact Project manager Cecilie Mauritzen +47 90912105 ceciliem@met.no, Research Director Lars-Anders Breivik +47 91750623 larsab@met.no or Head of division Kai Christensen +47 91734157 kaihc@met.no

Om arbeidsgiveren

Moderne meteorologi krever håndtering og analyse av enorme datamengder, og byr på store og spennende faglige utfordringer.

Helt fra 1866 har norske meteorologer stått sentralt i utviklingen av faget, og vi er i dag et ledende internasjonalt fagmiljø.

Henrik Mohns Plass 1, 0371 Oslo
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