CICERO currently has an open position on greenhouse gas emission trends, biogeochemical cycles, mitigation pathways, and links to the climate system and climate policy.  The successful applicant will perform data analysis, computer modeling, paper writing, and application writing. This is a permanent position.

About the position

The successful applicant will work within the interdisciplinary Climate Mitigation Group at CICERO. Current areas of activity within the group include drivers in recent and near-future emissions, statistical and atmospheric verification of emissions statistics, the global carbon budget, and the analysis and communication of emission scenarios. Research projects are generally global in scope, but current activities focus on China, the USA, the EU, India, the Nordic countries, and Norway. We work on a variety of projects with Norwegian and EU funding, and have strong collaboration with the Global Carbon Project, amongst others.

We are looking for a person who can work in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment, with partners internal and external to CICERO. A strong background in a quantitative subject is essential with possible disciplines being (but not limited to) applied mathematics, applied physics, statistics, climate, or economics. Required skills include modeling and programming (Matlab or closely related languages); working with large datasets; mathematics and statistics; the ability to quickly adapt to different projects and research fields; confident communication skills; the ability to independently develop and write journal articles; and the ability to network and develop new projects. CICERO puts a strong focus on communicating findings to a broad audience. Given this is a permanent position, the suitability of the candidate and a willingness to learn Norwegian is important.

CICERO offers a good working environment with around 60 researchers working in both the natural and social sciences.

Key requirements:

  • MSc or PhD in a relevant topic
  • Experience with numerical modeling and scientific programming
  • Competence in managing and manipulating large data sets
  • Ability to speak and write fluently in academic English
  • Ability to effectively communicate in public, journals, and funding applications
  • Ability and interest in working in teams

CICERO offers:

  • Opportunity to work directly with world leading researchers in the international research front
  • International cooperation through a broad scientific network
  • Dynamic, friendly and diverse working environment
  • Modern office located in the Oslo Science Park
  • Salary according to qualifications, and pension in The Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (Statens Pensjonskasse)
  • Holidays: 25 days (according the Annual Holiday Act)
  • CICERO is a More Inclusive Working Life employer (part of the IA-agreement) and aim at having a staff that mirrors the diversity of the population.

More information at

For further information please contact:

  • Research Director Glen Peters. Email: Mobile: +47 928 91 638
  • Department Director Camilla Schreiner. Email: Mobile: +47 970 31 083
  • Deadline for applications: Monday April 8, 2019 (Central European Time, 2359).

Please send your application/letter of interest with a statement of how you meet the requested competence and CV in English or Norwegian, publication list, transcripts, contact details of three references and other relevant information/documentation.

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