Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)A Post-doctoral Position within the field of atmospheric and space physics is available at the Department of Physics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The duration of the appointment is 2 years. The work will be within the Atmospheric and Environmental Physics group to examine the observational evidence for solar and energetic particle effects on neutral atmosphere chemistry and dynamics. Atmospheric radar, airglow and radiometer data will be examined for such signatures using both ground-based and satellite platforms.

The position will be part of the Birkeland Centre for Space Science (BCSS), a Research Council of Norway international collaborative centre of excellence. Hence the position, located at NTNU, will provide abundant opportunities for scientific cooperation with both the international and Norwegian space-science communities

The position is organized at the Department of Physics. Currently, there are 26 professors, 10 associate professors, 6 adjunct professors, 75 PhD research fellows and 25 postdoctoral positions appointed at the Department of Physics. Further information is available at: http://www.ntnu.no/fysikk/english

The successful applicant should be highly competent, motivated and ambitious. The candidate should have a PhD in Atmospheric Science, Space Physics or a related field, with strong data analysis, statistical and programming skills. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written are important, and the applicant should speak and write English fluently.

The appointment of the Post-doctoral Fellow will be made according to Norwegian guidelines for universities and university colleges and to the general regulations regarding university employees. The national labour force should reflect the composition of the population to the greatest possible extent, and thus women are especially encouraged to apply.

The position is remunerated according to the Norwegian State salary scale. Post doctor associates are remunerated in salary code 1352, normally at wage level 57 on the Norwegian Government pay scale, gross NOK 473.100 per year before tax. There is 2% pension deduction.

If you are interested in the position, have any questions or require further information, please email us (patrick.espy@ntnu.no or robert.hibbins@ntnu.no). Further information about the BCSS can be found at http://www.uib.no/birkeland/en and information about atmospheric physics research at NTNU can be found at http://www.ntnu.edu/physics/appliedphysics/atmosphere

The candidates’ motivation, skills and personal qualifications for the position as well as the project should be described in the application letter.

Applications with CV, list of publications and other scientific works, and contact details for at least two referees should be submitted electronically through this page (jobbnorge.no). Applications received elsewhere will not be considered

Application Deadline: 30 September 2013