The position is intended to further strengthen and extend the cooperation within the Air-Chryosphere-Sea Interaction Observation and Modelling (ACSO) group, and between UNIS and national and international partners. This new scientific position will add the important branch of chemical oceanography to the existing department research by introducing the use of tracers to improve understanding of ocean mixing (isopycnal and diapycnal mixing), ocean circulation and residence time in the ocean (thermohaline circulation), and the sensitivity of the climate system.There is an urgent need to understand the role of oceans in relation tomodulating sources and sinks of anthropogenic CO2, the role ofbiogeochemical processes, and the changes in carbon sources and sinksand their interaction with climactic changes. Hence, boundary layerdynamics and air-ice-sea interaction studies are needed to improve this knowledge.

The successful candidate will conduct research within the scope of theDepartment of Arctic Geophysics at UNIS and is expected to participate in the supervision of Master's and PhD students in cooperation with the other universities. The person will also be responsible for one or two undergraduate or postgraduate courses.

Applicants must have a PhD or the equivalent in a related field, and should have experience in fieldwork in arctic conditions and be able to team up with physical oceanographers and meteorologists. To apply for this position, please click on the 'Apply Online' link here.

Application deadline: Sunday, 10 April 2011.

For further information, please click on the 'Full/Associate Professor -chemical oceanography' link here.

For questions, please contact:Frank Nilsen
Phone: + 47 7902-3338