PhD position in sub-seasonal climate prediction

University of Bergen, Norway
Closing date: 31 August 2022

There is a vacancy for a PhD position in sub-seasonal weather prediction at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Norway. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years with the possibility of a 4 th year with compulsory other work (e.g. teaching duties at the Institute). The position is associated with the research group in climate dynamics at the Geophysical Institute and the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research.

The PhD will be a part of the Centre for Research-based Innovation – Climate Futures ( funded by the Norwegian research council. The main goal of Climate Future is to produce new and innovative solutions for predicting and managing climate risk from 10 days to 10 years ahead. The Center is a consortium consisting of seven research partners and almost 30 user partners that represent industries such as agriculture, renewable energy, disaster preparedness, shipping, insurance, finance, risk management services, and public organizations.

The task of this PhD position is to explore new methods for optimal use of numerical extended range forecasts (10 days to 5 weeks), by exploring the possibility of using innovative statistical and machine learning approaches to improve the forecasts.

Focus will be on advancing the use of extended range weather forecast information within sectors such as energy and agriculture.

As a PhD candidate, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. The deadline for applying for admission to the PhD programme at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is 2 months after you start your position. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.