EMEP project leader at MSC-W/Head of Section Air Pollution in the Research Department (09/01)
We are recruiting a new EMEP project leader (EMEP: European Modelling and Evaluation Programme, see www.emep.int) who is also the Head of Section Air Pollution in the Research Department at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute. The position is permanent. The main task of the section is the modelling of transboundary transport of air pollutants on a regional and global scale in EMEP, which provides the scientific and technical underpinning of the Convention on Long Range Transmission of Air Pollutants (CLRTAP, www.unece.org/env/lrtap/welcome.html). EMEP is moving towards developing methods for earth system research with emphasis on the coupling of air pollution and climate. Also the cycling of reactive nitrogen, the very long range transport of air pollution between continents, air quality in urbanised regions, and the medium range forecasting of air pollution (http://gems.ecmwf.int/) are important issues.
The section is also a partner on behalf of the institute in several large ongoing projects funded by the EU (e.g. GEMS, EUCAARI, NitroEurope, CityZen), as well as in other international and national projects related to better use of observations in model calculations, cost efficient air pollution abatement strategies, and the development of methods to assess national air pollution and its abatement opportunities within the EU.
About 11 10 of the 60 researchers in the R&D division work in the Section Air Pollution and both Norwegian and English are used as working languages. The other sections address numerical weather prediction, oceanography and marine forecasting, remote sensing and the development of IT systems. The R&D division is organised in projects and serves the operational part of the Norwegian Meteorological Institute as well as a range of external project funders. The R&D division of the Norwegian Meteorological Institute is co-located in Oslo Centre for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Social Research (CIENS) in the research park at the University of Oslo (http://www.ciens.no/5148/) and takes part in the development of the joint interdisciplinary environmental research platform which is the basis of the CIENS collaboration.
• lead the EMEP project work in the section and other projects as appropriate
• coordinate and develop the research activities within the section and towards the rest of the R&D division
• carry out research on selected topics depending on interests and experience
• responsibility for personnel and budget incl project acquisition
• outreach nationally and internationally
• experience in research in one or several of the priority areas under EMEP including atmospheric modelling
• experience in team work and project leadership
• good communication and human relation skills
• result oriented
• university education in natural sciences, preferably with a doctoral degree
• fluency in English
a challenging position in an international environment with enthusiastic and skilled colleagues
• salary range dependent on qualifications and experience (Range NOK 496.300 - NOK 626.100).
• mMembership in the governmental pension scheme (2% deducted from gross salary)
• tThe first 6 months' is a mutual trial period
It is an aim that the composition of the staff at the Norwegian Meteorological institute shall reflect the composition of the population at large both in terms of gender and cultural background.
For more details about the position, contact Director of Research Øystein Hov (ph +47 22963360 or mobile + 47 95060031).
Deadline for application: 30th of January 2009
The application must be submitted electronically. Please attach CV, list of publications and the names of two references.
To be announced internally, NAV, FINN, the universities, web pages of Forskerforbundet, NILU - CICERO - Institutt for Energiteknikk (IFE) - FFI - SINTEF - Norsk klimasenter - Bjerknessenter, international mail lists (to be specified), Nature, TFMM, TFHTAP, SB, EMEP Bureau, COST-actions.
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