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Two postdoc positions in Canada (open to start immediately)

Montréal, Canada
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Looking for highly motivated individuals to fill two postdoc positions (Université de Montréal [UdeM]). Working as part of a larger team including university, government scientists and Indigenous partners, the three individuals will work on different aspects of a recently funded project aiming to shed light on how tall shrub encroachment affects tundra vegetation composition, structure and diversity, and associated surface-atmosphere interactions across scales.
Description
Funded through the Institute for Data Valorisation (IVADO) and ArcticNet, the two-year positions are primarily based in Montréal, Québec with regular research visits to Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) in Waterloo, ON and Trail Valley Creek (TVC) near Inuvik, NT:
https://www.wlu.ca/academics/research/partnerships/gnwt/research-sites/trail-valley-creek.html
Montréal is home to several research-intensive universities and research clusters, including a vibrant artificial intelligence community centered on Mila - Quebec AI Institute. Collectively, these world-renowned institutions provide ample career development and collaboration opportunities.
Tasks
Postdoc_1: Land surface-atmosphere interactions. Based at UdeM, postdoc_1 will process, analyze and upscale flux measurements collected at the TVC Research Station. The “nested”. Arctic flux set-up includes three eddy covariance towers and an automated chamber system: a 20-m
landscape tower > two 5-m ecosystem towers > 18 automated chambers (see some footage here:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/q7pmdw8s83gh0lq/AADUm4MYyP2lIhVFYFL5M7CEa?dl=0)

Postdoc_2: High-resolution image classification. Based at UdeM and WLU, postdoc_2 will collect ultra-high resolution unmanned-aerial vehicle imagery over the terrestrial-aquatic Artic landscape to identify and measure individual plants and map plant communities and land cover
using deep learning methods.
Requirements
1) a strong quantitative background obtained through a PhD in ecology, environmental
science, computer science, Earth system science, etc.,
2) in at least some aspects of the project (e.g., micrometeorology, deep learning, image
classification),
3) the ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team setting consisting of
university, government, and Indigenous researchers, and
4) excellent written and oral communication skills in English, and
5) a track record of timely completion of projects and publications.
Applications
Please email questions regarding the positions and application packages consisting of cover letter, curriculum vitae, an English writing sample (ideally a publication), copies of academic credentials, and names and contact information of at least two referees to:

oliver.sonnentag *at* umontreal.ca (postdoc_1)
jbaltzer *at* wlu.ca (postdoc_2)
etienne.laliberte *at* umontreal.ca (postdoc_2)

The review of applications will commence immediately until the positions are filled.
Application deadline
Contact email
Oliver.sonnentag@umontreal.ca

Postdoc position in Geochemical Analysis of extremely old Antarctic ice

Oregon, United States
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The Center for Oldest Ice Exploration (COLDEX) is looking to hire a postdoctoral researcher at the Oregon State University ice core laboratory to investigate the geochemistry of some of the oldest polar ice samples ever recovered from Antarctica (1 to 3 million years old).

COLDEX (www.coldex.org) is an NSF Science and Technology Center formed in 2021 to explore Antarctica for the oldest possible ice core records of our planet’s climate and environmental history, and to help make polar science more inclusive and diverse.

The postdoctoral researcher will work as part of a collaborative, multi-institutional project that aims to further develop and operate an analytical set up for continuous-flow (CFA) and discrete analysis of various geochemical tracers (water isotopic composition, major ion chemistry, dust, atmospheric methane). The laboratory will be used to analyze ice cores from Antarctic blue ice areas, such as the Allan Hills site, that have been shown to harbor extremely old ice. The new data will significantly extend the existing Antarctic ice core record toward older time periods, providing new climatic insights into past climate periods.

Description
This is a full-time, 3-year position within the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) at Oregon State University. The start date is negotiable, but ideally in the Fall of 2022. The postdoc will work under the mentorship of Christo Buizert and Edward Brook, and in close collaboration with other COLDEX researchers at various institutions across the U.S., members of the OSU ice core lab, and the wider paleoclimate community at OSU. The project may involve field work in Antarctica, but this is not a requirement for the position.
Tasks
The successful candidate will contribute to the development of the analytical system at OSU; collaborate with partners from other institutions to integrate analytical capabilities; design measurement protocols; participate in measurement campaigns of very old ice core samples at ultra-high temporal resolution; perform quality control to ensure the integrity of the ice core data; interpret new ice core records in terms of past climatic conditions; use high-resolution data to interpret ice core stratigraphy; conduct Antarctic field work if desired; participate in COLDEX-related events and meetings; collaborate with scientists at OSU, domestically and internationally; disseminate scientific results in peer-reviewed publications and presentations at scientific meetings; assist in the training of undergraduate and graduate students; actively participate in the operations of the OSU ice core lab and its facilities; and participate in outreach and professional development activities. Polar fieldwork in Antarctica is a possibility. Travel to other laboratories and the NSF Ice Core Facility in Denver, CO will be required as part of the position.
Requirements
Applicants must have a PhD degree in a relevant area, such as paleoclimate, glaciology, biogeochemistry or Earth sciences at the start of the position; excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; some experience in numerical data analysis (for example in Matlab or Python), effective problem-solving skills and the ability to formulate and design research independently; be highly motivated; and work well within a team of researchers.

Preference will be given to candidates with strong laboratory skills and experience with relevant analytical techniques and instrumentation.
Applications
Applications received by July 1, 2022 will be given full consideration. Applicants must send: (1) a cover letter describing academic experience, qualifications, motivation and interest in the position; (2) a curriculum vitae, including current employment and contact information; (3) undergraduate and graduate transcripts; (4) names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references; and (5) reprints/ preprints of representative publications. We strongly encourage applicants from under-represented groups (including people of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ candidates) to apply.

Application materials should be sent to Dr. Christo Buizert at buizertc@oregonstate.edu

For questions regarding this position please contact Dr. Christo Buizert at buizertc@oregonstate.edu

Learn more about COLDEX at https://coldex.org

Learn more about the OSU ice core and quaternary geochemistry lab at https://icecore.ceoas.oregonstate.edu/
Application deadline
Contact email
buizertc@oregonstate.edu

Postdoc, Geochemical Analysis of extremely old Antarctic ice - Corvallis, USA

Corvallis, Oregon, United States
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Three-year postdoc position in Geochemical Analysis of extremely old Antarctic ice

This is a full-time, 3-year position within the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) at Oregon State University. The start date is negotiable, but ideally in the Fall of 2022. The postdoc will work under the mentorship of Christo Buizert and Edward Brook, and in close collaboration with other COLDEX researchers at various institutions across the U.S., members of the OSU ice core lab, and the wider paleoclimate community at OSU. The project may involve field work in Antarctica, but this is not a requirement for the position.
Description
The Center for Oldest Ice Exploration (COLDEX) is looking to hire a postdoctoral researcher at the Oregon State University ice core laboratory to investigate the geochemistry of some of the oldest polar ice samples ever recovered from Antarctica (1 to 3 million years old).

COLDEX (www.coldex.org) is an NSF Science and Technology Center formed in 2021 to explore Antarctica for the oldest possible ice core records of our planet’s climate and environmental history, and to help make polar science more inclusive and diverse.

The postdoctoral researcher will work as part of a collaborative, multi-institutional project that aims to further develop and operate an analytical set up for continuous-flow (CFA) and discrete analysis of various geochemical tracers (water isotopic composition, major ion chemistry, dust, atmospheric methane). The laboratory will be used to analyze ice cores from Antarctic blue ice areas, such as the Allan Hills site, that have been shown to harbor extremely old ice. The new data will significantly extend the existing Antarctic ice core record toward older time periods, providing new climatic insights into past climate periods.
Tasks
The successful candidate will contribute to the development of the analytical system at OSU; collaborate with partners from other institutions to integrate analytical capabilities; design measurement protocols; participate in measurement campaigns of very old ice core samples at ultra-high temporal resolution; perform quality control to ensure the integrity of the ice core data; interpret new ice core records in terms of past climatic conditions; use high-resolution data to interpret ice core stratigraphy; conduct Antarctic field work if desired; participate in COLDEX-related events and meetings; collaborate with scientists at OSU, domestically and internationally; disseminate scientific results in peer-reviewed publications and presentations at scientific meetings; assist in the training of undergraduate and graduate students; actively participate in the operations of the OSU ice core lab and its facilities; and participate in outreach and professional development activities. Polar fieldwork in Antarctica is a possibility. Travel to other laboratories and the NSF Ice Core Facility in Denver, CO will be required as part of the position.
Requirements
Applicants must have a PhD degree in a relevant area, such as paleoclimate, glaciology, biogeochemistry or Earth sciences at the start of the position; excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; some experience in numerical data analysis (for example in Matlab or Python), effective problem-solving skills and the ability to formulate and design research independently; be highly motivated; and work well within a team of researchers.

Preference will be given to candidates with strong laboratory skills and experience with relevant analytical techniques and instrumentation.
Applications
Applications received by July 1, 2022 will be given full consideration. Applicants must send: (1) a cover letter describing academic experience, qualifications, motivation and interest in the position; (2) a curriculum vitae, including current employment and contact information; (3) undergraduate and graduate transcripts; (4) names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references; and (5) reprints/ preprints of representative publications. We strongly encourage applicants from under-represented groups (including people of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ candidates) to apply.

Application materials should be sent to Dr. Christo Buizert at buizertc@oregonstate.edu
Application deadline
Further information
For questions regarding this position please contact Dr. Christo Buizert at buizertc@oregonstate.edu

Learn more about COLDEX at https://coldex.org

Learn more about the OSU ice core and quaternary geochemistry lab at https://icecore.ceoas.oregonstate.edu/
Contact email
christo.buizert@oregonstate.edu

Postdoctoral Fellow or Assistant Research Fellow

Busan, South Korea
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Employer: IBS Center for Climate Physics
Location: Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea
Education Level: PhD
Job type: Postdoctoral Fellow or Assistant Research Fellow, depending on research experience
Salary: 54-70 million KRW/year (~45,000-60,000 USD)
Term: Full Time, 2 year, with possibility for renewal
Description
The IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP), (http://iccp.ibs.re.kr) is dedicated to advancing the understanding of natural climate variability, man-made climate change and their impacts on the hydrological cycle, regional processes, ice-sheets, and sea level. The ICCP is generously funded through the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) (http://ibs.re.kr).

ICCP is located in Busan, the second largest city in South Korea and the ninth largest port city in the world. Surrounded by ocean and mountains, the city has a dramatic natural background. From designer cafes, international movie and art festivals, award-winning restaurants to temples at the end of hiking trails, Busan has something to offer for everyone.
Tasks
The successful candidate will work with Prof. Christian Franzke and Prof. Axel Timmermann to determine how greenhouse warming will influence the spread of vector-borne diseases, such as dengue, yellow fever, malaria or tick-borne encephalitis. By combining large-ensemble earth system model projections with empirical vector habitat models, the project will provide new estimates of emergence times and future risks.
Requirements
Applicants for this position should have a PhD in physics, climate sciences, meteorology, oceanography, geography or a related field. Candidates are expected to have strong computational skills, excitement to work on a new research subject, a good publication record, a high level of independence, curiosity and creativity, and an interest in working in an international and interdisciplinary research environment.
Applications
Please submit a cover letter (using the reference PD-01-2022), a short statement of your research interests, curriculum vitae, the name of 2 references, and up to three publications to Ms. Jenny Choi (hahadaye@pusan.ac.kr). The review of the applications will start on 15 May 2022. If you have any further questions regarding this position, please contact Christian Franzke (christian.franzke@pusan.ac.kr).
Application deadline
Contact email
christian.franzke@pusan.ac.kr

Postdoctoral/Senior Researcher, Modelling Transformation Pathways - Bern, Switzerland

Bern, Switzerland
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The Wyss Academy for Nature at the University of Bern’s vision is to achieve a just and sustainable world in which nature conservation and human wellbeing reinforce each other.

Our goal is to bring different stakeholders together to research, co-design, and implement innovative solutions to tackle climate change, biodiversity loss, land use change and rising inequality by connecting technical, social, economic, institutional and policy innovations at the interface of nature and people. The Wyss Academy comprises four regional hubs, one each in Europe (Switzerland), South America (Peru), East Africa (Kenya), and Southeast Asia (Laos).

In the framework of an interdisciplinary research project, the Professorship of Climate Scenarios for Sustainable Development and the Professorship of Political Economy and Sustainable Development at the University of Bern are inviting motivated candidates to apply for the position ofPostdoctoral/Senior Researcher in Modelling Transformation Pathways (80 to 100%).
Starting date: at earliest convenience
Contract: Two years with possibility of extension
Location: Kochergasse 4, Bern, Switzerland
Apply by: 6 May 2022
Description
The position will be hosted by the Professorship of Climate Scenarios for Sustainable Development (Prof. Dr. Edouard Davin) and the work will be performed in close collaboration with the Professorship of Political Economy and Sustainable Development (Prof. Dr. Kai Gehring) and another PostDoc/Senior Researcher in Development and Agricultural Economics within Prof. Gehring’s professorship.

This position is part of an interdisciplinary project aiming at identifying sustainable pathways that reconcile climate neutrality, biodiversity protection and socio-economic development.
These pathways will be explored in the context of the regional hubs of the Wyss Academy (Switzerland, Peru, Kenya and Loas) to provide scientific evidence relevant for local stakeholders and decision-makers.
While the initial geographic focus will be on the hub regions, the ultimate goal is to explore the possibilities to scale up solutions beyond these regions.
A particular focus of the project will be on the transition to agroecology and sustainable agriculture as a lever of change.

For this position, we are seeking candidates with an academic background in earth, agricultural or land system science (or related) with modelling expertise in at least one of the following areas:
1) climate change mitigation pathways, in particular the role of land use and agriculture toward climate-neutrality
2) sustainable food systems and agroecology.
At the same time, we are looking for a PostDoc/Senior Researcher in Development and Agricultural Economics.
This person will closely work with the successful candidate of this position.
Tasks
•Conduct research in the areas described above and contribute to the translation of scientific findings into practice
•Present your research at scientific conferences and publish results in international peer-reviewed journals.
•Engage in interdisciplinary scientific collaborations internationally and within the Wyss Academy.
•Engage with scientists and stakeholders in the Hub Regions though e.g. workshops and field visits.
•Optionally contribute to teaching at the University of Bern.
Requirements
Your qualifications:
•PhD in Earth, agricultural or land system science or a related field (PhD degree completed or expected to be completed before the start of the position);
•Expertise in one or more of the following areas: 1) climate change mitigation pathways, in particular the role of land use and agriculture toward climate-neutrality or 2) sustainable food systems and agroecology;
•Experience with publishing research results in peer-reviewed journals;
•Methodological skills in modelling (e.g. integrated assessment modelling or Earth system modelling);
•Experience and/or strong motivation for applying models regionally;
•Strong English skills (oral and written); •Experience and/or a strong motivation for working with researchers from other disciplines and for conducting research relevant to developing countries is an asset.
Applications
Applications must be written in English and include the following elements:
•Curriculum vitae, including publication record, teaching experience and contact details of two professional referees (if you have existing recommendation letters, include them in the same PDF, if not please do indicate referees which we can contact in case of interest);
•A 1–2-page cover letter explaining your personal motivation for the Wyss Academy for Nature and for this particular position/professorship. Please refer to prior research in enough depths and to your experience and interest in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary work;
•Further documents (e.g. writing samples) may be asked in a next step of the recruitment process


Apply online: https://wyssacademy.abacuscity.ch/en/jobform_1_1212/Postdoctoral-Senior-Researcher-in-Modelling-Transformation-Pathways
Application deadline
Further information
For more information about this position, please write to Prof. Edouard Davin at hr@wyssacademy.org.

Full job advertisement: https://wyssacademy.abacuscity.ch/en/job_1_1212/Postdoctoral-Senior-Researcher-in-Modelling-Transformation-Pathways
Contact email
hr@wyssacademy.org

Postdoctoral Researcher, Carbon Cycle Science - California, USA

California, United States
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Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are looking for individuals that demonstrate an understanding of working in partnership with team peers, who engage, advocate, and contribute to building an inclusive culture, and provide expertise to solve challenging problems.
Description
We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (CAMS) to work within the natural-radiocarbon group in support of new and ongoing projects in terrestrial carbon cycle and fire science, including the development of compound-specific radiocarbon measurements and biomarker analysis. Your research will include studies of: the chemical and isotopic characterization of soil organic matter (SOM); separation of compound biomarkers relevant to carbon transformation by microbial processing and fire; development of protocols for separations of targeted chemical markers from soils and sediments for potential isotopic analysis; and data synthesis and modeling. This position is in the Atmospheric, Earth & Energy Division.
Tasks
In this role you will:

- Conduct creative and independent research as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, collaborate in technique development and sample analysis in experimental programs in terrestrial carbon cycling.
- Develop and implement workflows for isolation targeted compounds and compound classes from sediments, soils, and soil fractions/extracts via a variety of techniques including HPLC.
- Characterize soil organic matter and assess the purity of targeted compounds via HPLC-MS and 13C-NMR spectroscopy.
- Document and publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific journals and present results at international conferences, present seminars and/or presentations at technical meetings.
- Assist in the flow of natural 14C samples through the CAMS laboratory, and participate in technique development, AMS operation, and data analysis as part of the overall activity of the natural-radiocarbon research group.
- Conduct fieldwork and travel to field sites.
- Pursue independent, but complementary, research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally to the Laboratory.
- Collaborate with others in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Requirements
- Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. Citizenship.
- Ph.D. in Soil Biogeochemistry, Geochemistry, Environmental Chemistry, or a related discipline.
- Experience in carbon cycle research including organic matter characterization using physical and chemical separation techniques and 13C-NMR spectroscopy.
- Quantitative understanding and interpretation of stable isotope or radiocarbon analyses in carbon cycle studies with a focus on belowground processes and soil organic matter characterization.
- Ability to perform terrestrial carbon fieldwork (e.g., soil, plant, gaseous flux sampling).
- Ability to work effectively in a multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary research environment, both independently and as a team member.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment and to present and explain technical information.

Qualifications we desire:

- Practical experience with organic matter characterization via 13C-NMR spectroscopy, compound separation and purification techniques including HPLC, preparation of samples for natural abundance 14C and/or 13C analysis of sediment and soil fractions, and interpretation of these data streams in the context of terrestrial biogeochemistry.
- Practical experience utilizing, maintaining, and troubleshooting laboratory equipment including HPLC, ASE, vacuum dryers.
- A strong interest in advancing understanding processes driving soil carbon persistence and cycling and in developing applications of compound-specific and biomarker analyses to these science areas.
Applications
Apply online: https://www.llnl.gov/join-our-team/careers/find-your-job/all/2423/3743990000243542

Application deadline
Further information
Feel free to contact Dr. Karis Mcfarlane (mcfarlane3@llnl.gov) for more information.
Contact email
mcfarlane3@llnl.gov

PostDoc in Earth system modeling with a focus on adaptive scenarios

Bern, Switzerland
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The Ocean Modelling group of the Climate- and Environmental Physics Division at the University
of Bern is seeking applications for a postdoc position in the area of Earth system
modeling.
Description
An adaptive emission reduction approach has recently been developed at the
University of Bern. This approach allows developing emission trajectories for CO2 and other
radiative forcing agents that would iteratively adapt to meet the temperature goals of the
Paris Agreement. Several modeling centers have now run simulations using this novel approach.
The goal of the Post-Doc project is to analyze the adaptive CO2 scenario simulations
from multiple Earth system models with a focus on the ocean physics and biogeochemistry,
but analysis of the global Earth system are also planned. In addition, targeted
simulations will be conducted with NOAA’s GFDL fully coupled Earth system model to complement
the existing multi-model simulations. The research will be embedded within the 4C
project which aims at reducing the uncertainty in our quantitative understanding of carbonclimate
interactions and feedbacks.
Tasks
The project offers the opportunity to work with a comprehensive climate-carbon cycle Earth
system model and to collaborate with carbon cycle experts within the 4C project https://4c-carbon.eu/ and the Climate and Environmental Physics Division. In addition, the researcher
will profit from being an active part of the dynamical ocean modeling group. The candidate is also encouraged to work on related topics and to develop her/his own
projects. The salary is according to the guidelines of the University of Bern. The term of
appointment is for two years. The candidate will present results at international scientific meetings and publish in peer-reviewed literature.
Requirements
Looking for an outstanding postdoctoral researcher with a PhD in oceanography,
Earth sciences, physics, mathematics, or related fields. Candidates with a strong background
in climate modeling, the analysis of large datasets and in ocean biogeochemistry or
carbon cycle are preferred. The position requires the ability and interest to work across
disciplines, and the proven ability to work independently.
Applications
Applications should include a motivation letter, CV, publication list, web link to the PhD
thesis, and the contact details of three references. The application should be submitted as
a single pdf file to Prof. Thomas Fr licher (thomas.froelicher@unibe.ch). Consideration of
applications begins on March 25. The project start is preferentially in spring 2022.
Application deadline
Contact email
thomas.froelicher@unibe.ch

Postdoc, Late Pleistocene Climate Modelling - Bern, Switzerland

Bern, Switzerland
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The Division of Climate and Environmental Physics, Physics Institute, at the University of Bern in Switzerland, opens a position for a Postdoc in Late Pleistocene Climate Modelling.

The employment is for 2 years. The salary is according to the postdoctoral scale of the
University of Bern and depends on experience. A small contribution to teaching in the Physics curriculum is expected.
Description
The postdoc will use the Bern3D model, a climate model of intermediate complexity, that consists of a 3-dimensional ocean, an energy-moisture balance model of the atmosphere, many ocean tracers, and a prognostic
land-ocean carbon cycle.

The cost-effective model permits glacial-interglacial simulations and is suitable for the investigation of dynamics of tipping points associated with abrupt changes in
the ocean's overturning circulation.
Tasks
The work will focus on the Mid-Pleistocene Transition (MPT) about 1 million years ago when the ice age cyclicity slowed down by about a factor of 2.5.

You will explore the stability of warm, intermediate, and cold climate states to understand the dynamics before and after the MPT. Collaboration with paleoceanographers and model development, e.g., implementing new tracers, is a possibility.
Requirements
We are looking for a highly motivated scientist who strives for original scientific achievements obtained in team work.

You have a degree in Physics, Geosciences, Meteorology, Oceanography, or similar, and experience in Pleistocene paleoclimate research.
Candidates who have developed or used climate models have an advantage. Expected are advanced programming skills in e.g., Unix, Fortran, C++, Phyton, R.
Demonstrated leadership in writing (peer-reviewed scientific publications) and excellent communication skills in English, as well as the commitment to collaborate within an interdisciplinary framework are essential, in particular with fellow scientists at Climate and Environmental Physics who use the Bern3D coupled climate model.
Applications
Your application is in one pdf-file and consists of a motivation letter, CV, a link to a PDF file of your PhD thesis, MSc and PhD certificates including evaluations, and the contact details of three referees.

The position is open now until a suitable candidate is found.

Please upload your application at https://fileserver.climate.unibe.ch/upload_apps.php?jobid=bern3d_2021
Application deadline
Further information
Please contact Professor Thomas Stocker for further information: stocker@climate.unibe.ch
Contact email
stocker@climate.unibe.ch