Postdoctoral position in Atmospheric and Space Physics

Trondheim, Norway
22 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
25 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A postdoctoral 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, with the possibility of renewal.

Information about the department

The position is organized in the Department of Physics. Currently, there are 22 professors, 12 associate professors, 4 adjunct professors, 72 PhD research fellows and 15 postdoctoral positions appointed at the Department of Physics. Our research spans a broad spectrum of natural sciences and technology, which in turn allows us to offer an education providing a solid basis for future careers. Physics research is carried out in experimental as well as theoretical fields, often across conventional boundaries between disciplines. Research staff at the institute makes a special effort to increase the awareness and understanding of the importance and impact of physics in our society. Further information about the Department can be found at

Job description

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. Satellite data as well as ground-based atmospheric radar, airglow and radiometer data will be examined for such signatures. 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 successful applicant should be highly competent, motivated and ambitious. The candidate must have a PhD in Atmospheric Science, Space Physics, Astrophysics or a related field, with strong data analysis, statistical, and programming skills. Practical experience handling large satellite datasets and/or atmospheric models is desirable, but not essential. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written are important, and the applicant must speak and write English fluently.

Terms of employment

The appointment of the Postdoc will be made according to Norwegian guidelines for universities and university colleges and to the general regulations regarding university employees. 

NTNU’s personnel policy objective is that the staff must reflect the composition of the population to the greatest possible extent.

The position as Postdoc is remunerated according to the Norwegian State salary scale. There is a 2% deduction for superannuation contribution.

If you are interested in the position, have any questions or require further information, please email us ( or Further information about the BCSS can be found at

The application

Applications with a letter describing the candidate’s motivation, skills and personal qualifications for the position; a CV; a list of publications and other scientific works; and the contact details for at least two referees should be submitted.

Applications must be submitted electronically through this site.
Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered.

The reference number of the position is: NV-28/17

Application deadline: March 25, 2017.

About this job

  • Deadline 3/25/2017
  • Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality Trondheim
  • Jobbnorge ID 134608
  • Internal ID NV-28/17
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Temporary

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