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PhD Research Fellow in Stochastics and Energy Systems

Job description

Position as PhD Research Fellow in Stochastics and Energy Systems available at the Department of Mathematics.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo. Starting date no later than 31.12.2020.

The fellowship period is 3 years and devoted to carrying out a project entitled Spatial-Temporal Uncertainty in Energy Systems (SPATUS). SPATUS is a Thematic Research Group funded by UiO:Energy, and managed by the Department of Mathematics and in collaboration with the Department of Technology Systems.

The candidate will work on a project modelling temperature, wind and cloud dynamics using spatial-temporal random field models. By developing new mathematical models and analysis, the impact on renewable power production and energy systems will be studied. The position offers a unique possibility to study mathematical problems and theory in a context with impact on the planning for a green energy future.   

The research will be supervised in collaboration between the Departments of Mathematics and Technology Systems (by professors Fred Espen Benth and Marianne Zeyringer, respectively). Please see https://www.mn.uio.no/math/english/research/projects/spatus/ for a detailed description of the SPATUS Thematic Research Group and its scientific project. 

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Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in mathematics, with a specialisation in stochastics.
    • Candidates which will hand in their master thesis before end of August 2020 can also apply (with a confirmation from their supervisor of the submission deadline).  
    • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • A background in one or more of the fields system analysis, functional analysis, partial differential equations, statistics, probability theory and numerical analysis is an advantage.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements: http://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/application/application.html

Grade requirements:

The norm is as follows:

  • the average grade point for courses included in the Bachelor’s degree must be C or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the average grade point for courses included in the Master’s degree must be B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the Master’s thesis must have the grade B or better in the Norwegian educational system

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position. For more information see:

http://www.uio.no/english/research/phd/ and http://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/

We offer

  • Salary NOK 479 600 – 523 200 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Career development programmes
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter – statement of motivation and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of the original Bachelor and Master’s degree diploma, transcripts of records and letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

 Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

For further information please contact: Professor Fred Espen Benth, e-mail: fredb@math.uio.no.

For questions regarding the recruitment system please contact: HR adviser Nina Holtan, nina.holtan@mn.uio.no.

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About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society. 

Department of Mathematics is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The Department is engaged in research covering a wide spectrum of subjects within mathematics, mechanics and statistics.

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Deadline

1st August 2020

Post expires on Saturday August 1st, 2020

PhD Fellowship in Developmental Psychology

Job description

Applications are invited for a fully-funded 3-year PhD position in Developmental Psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, to work on the research project “The role of parental speech on infant language development: Insights from Norwegian language”, financed by a FRIPRO-grant of the Norwegian Research Council.  

The project examines, in a longitudinal design, the role of infant-directed speech in language development of Norwegian 6- to 18-month-old infants. The successful candidate will contribute to participant recruitment and data collection. In addition, the candidate will perform acoustic analyses of parental speech addressed to infants at 6, 9, 12 and 15 months and will examine how the acoustic features of parental speech predict infants’ performance in eye-tracking linguistic tasks administered at 6, 9, 12, 15 and 18 months of age.

The project is led by Dr Natalia Kartushina, in collaboration with Pr Julien Mayor (Section of Health, Developmental and Personality Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo) and Dr Alejandrina Cristia (CNRS, Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris). The PhD-researcher will work within the Babyling Lab based at the Section of Health, Developmental and Personality Psychology (HUP).

More about the position

The appointment is a full time three-year position. It is expected that the PhD fellow will join the project in October 2020.

The research fellow will take part in the Department’s PhD program and is expected to complete the project within the fellowship period.

The Section of Health, Developmental and Personality Psychology has around 50 national and international permanent and non-permanent full time employees, including professors and associate professors, university lecturers, postdoc and PhD fellows. The Section covers basic and applied research and teaching for the Bachelor, Master, Professional (Clinical) and PhD programs in health, developmental and personality psychology.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or equivalent in psychology, linguistics or related fields. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS with a minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of quantitative statistical methods
  • Solid theoretical and methodological background in experimental psychology, psycholinguistics, cognitive psychology or related fields
  • Ambitions for high-quality research within the project, as evidenced by the required cover letter, explaining the motivation for applying and how own qualifications are suitable for the announced position
  • Enthusiasm for the topic
  • Experience with software such as R, SPSS, Python or Matlab
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

Preferable qualififcations 

  • Experience in language development research
  • Ability to work in collaborative groups and independently
  • Experience with eye-tracking
  • Publications, conference participation and experience as research assistant, especially within the field of language development are an advantage
  • Open Science practice is a plus
  • Experience with acoustic analysis of speech (e.g., with Praat) is an advantage
  • Computational skills is a plus
  • Knowledge of Norwegian language (or a Scandinavian language) is an advantage

We offer

  • Salary NOK 479 600 – 523 200 per annum depending on qualifications in position as PhD Fellow (position code 1017)
  • The possibility to attend conferences, courses and workshop
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • A complete list of publications; those publications that the applicant wishes to be considered for the position should be highlighted (up to three) 
  • List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system.

Please note that all documents should be in English.

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project.

Applicants may be called in for an interview. It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Contact information

Project leader: Natalia Kartushina: natalia.kartushina@psykologi.uio.no   

Head of Office: Joakim Dyrnes; joakim.dyrnes@psykologi.uio.no, +47 22855246

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Psychology is one of seven units of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and has 75 permanent and 70 temporary members of scientific staff. Degrees are offered at bachelor and master level, plus a clinical training programme, and the PhD programme has 140 students.

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Deadline

5th August 2020

Post expires on Wednesday August 5th, 2020

Doctoral Research Fellowship – Science Fictionality

Job description

One Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Global Culture Studies is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo.

The PhD fellow will take part in the NFR funded project SCIENCE FICTIONALITY, led by Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay. The project studies contemporary science fiction and speculative fiction (SF) from a global perspective. The project collaborates with and shares the principles of the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities.

The PhD fellow will be connected to a specific work package within the project and will be supervised by the project leader. The PhD will contribute to the main project through their particular case study. The PhD fellow can choose one of these options for their research topic: a) a Nordic SF tradition; b) a non-Anglophone SF tradition; or c) a comparative study of multiple European SF traditions.

Applicants working on Nordic SF materials may be given preference. Transmedial and interdisciplinary research may also be given preference.

Proposals for the position should demonstrate an awareness of contemporary theoretical developments in SF research. Ideally, applicants should have been engaged in SF arts, SF community or SF fandom work. Knowledge of Digital Humanities methods and/or other innovative methods of analysis may be considered a plus. Applicants can work on any media, including literature, film, video games, and other arts.

Applicants should frame their project proposals within the overall framework of the SCIENCE FICTIONALITY project and be familiar with the overall project’s contents and objectives. For more information about the project and the different work packages, see the project website. If you have any questions, please contact the project leader, Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay (bodhisac@uio.no)

The fellow is expected to join the existing research milieu and contribute to its development. In addition to their individual work, the fellow will take part in group activities including seminars, workshops, and research excursions. The fellow will have access to the UiO’s SF library, the largest public collection in the Nordic countries, and to the Holodeck, the project’s state of the art Games and Interactive Media Research Lab. The fellow is likely to work closely with the SF library, the Nordic SF collection, and the collection librarians during their PhD period.

The PhD fellow appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty’s organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral dissertation that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. Read more about the doctoral degree.

The PhD fellow will start on 1 November 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment is for a duration of 3 years. All PhD fellows who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment with a written recommendation from their supervisor within 3 years or 3 ½ years after the start of their PhD position, will be offered, respectively, a 12 or 6 month Completion Grant.

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in ANY discipline but applicants should be conversant with relevant theories in SF studies. Preference may be given to candidates with empirical knowledge or personal engagement with SF arts or SF fandom communities. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English, and fluency in the languages of the materials they will research on.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Oslo, applicants must, as a minimum, have completed a five-year graduation course (Master’s degree or equivalent), including a Master’s thesis of at least 30 ECTS. In special cases, the Faculty may grant admission on the basis of a one-year Master course following an assessment of the study programme’s scope and quality.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • The applicant’s ability to complete research training
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities

We offer

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Transcript of records of your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 – 5 pages, see Template for project descriptions)

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Educational certificates, master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Contact information

Project Leader: Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay
HR-officer: Steffen Remvik

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About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (abbreviated IKOS from its Norwegian name) is one of the seven departments at the Faculty of Humanities. The Department has a broad competency in the study of religion and culture and in language based area studies of South Asia, East Asia and the Middle East and North Africa. The Department has several study programmes at both BA and MA levels. Among the Department’s 110 employees about 40 are PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows.

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Deadline

15th August 2020

Post expires on Saturday August 15th, 2020

PhD Research Fellow in Human Geography

Job description

There is a vacant position at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography for a research fellow (SKO 1017) in Human Geography. The position is for a period of up to three years without compulsory work or four years with 25% compulsory work (primarily teaching).

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Requirements

We are seeking candidates with the potential to contribute to the development of Human Geography as a discipline. Applicants must have a master’s degree/second-level degree in Human Geography or equivalent. Candidates are expected to demonstrate through their application letter and project proposal how they will contribute to the development of Human Geography at the department. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS. Applicants must have a minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The master’s thesis must have been submitted before the application deadline. A prerequisite for taking up the position is the successful completion of a master’s degree.

Applicants should have research interests within one or more of the main areas of research within Human Geography at the Department: Urban studies and planning, Climate adaptation and transformation, Development and politics or Economic and labour geography. Questions regarding the scope of the thematic areas may be addressed to Professor Hege Knutsen (see below). The applicant must provide a tentative description (5-10 pages) of a PhD research project that she or he plans to carry out during the fellowship period. The project description should include an account of how the project relates to the mentioned research areas.

The position requires that the person who is hired participates in the Faculty of Social Sciences’ organised research education programme (PhD programme) and that the work results in a doctorate in Human Geography. The person who is hired will automatically be admitted to the PhD programme. Residence in Norway is expected, but PhD fellows are also encouraged to spend time abroad during the fellowship period.

Applicants must have native or near-native competence in English or a Scandinavian language.

The hiring process will include an interview. In addition to an overall evaluation of the applicant’s grades, particular emphasis will be placed on the quality of the project proposal and the master’s thesis as well as the applicant’s personal prerequisites to carry out the project.

The final hiring decision is the responsibility of the Department Board. The length of the employment period will be based on a consideration of the Department’s  budget situation. In addition, teaching needs and the overall qualifications of the successful candidate will be taken into consideration.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 479 600 – 523 200 per annum depending on qualifications 
  • An academically stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • A letter of application
  • A project proposal (5-10 pages) which must include the topic, relevant theory and methods and time-line. Applicants are expected to be able to complete the project during the appointment period. If the project requires field work/data collection, costs must be calculated and presented in a budget.
  • CV with full summary of education, practice and academic work (including publications). The period of enrolment (admission-completion) in the master’s study programme must be specified.
  • Academic transcripts (university degrees only)
  • Copy of Master’s degree diploma
  • Master’s thesis.
  • List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Contact information

Faculty of Social Sciences

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Sociology and Human Geography is Norway’s leading department for both Sociology and Human Geography. The Department offers four Bachelor’s and three Master’s programmes. Research, teaching and dissemination activities within both fields are of the highest level. The Department is renowned both for the breadth of topics and methodologies employed and for its highly qualified researchers. Gender balance among the academic staff is an important distinguishing feature. The Department has 35 permanent academic staff, nearly 40 doctoral and post doctoral research fellows and 12 administrative staff members. There are approximately 80 PhD. candidates and 1500 students enrolled in the Department


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Deadline

1st September 2020

Post expires on Tuesday September 1st, 2020

PhD Research Fellowship in Fluid Mechanics (Droplet flow)

Job description

Position as PhD Research Fellowship in Fluid Mechanics available at the section for Mechanics at the Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo. 

The fellowship will be for a period of 3 years with no compulsory work. Starting date no later than 01.11.2020.

The position is part of the project “Nano- and micro- poro-elastic fog nets for water harvesting” funded by the Research Council of Norway. Access to fresh water is the foundation for life on Earth that poses severe restrictions and requirements for life in regions that contended with water scarcity. A fog net is a low cost, efficient and simple technology for harvesting water from the atmosphere. The goal of this project is to develop novel fog nets with poro-elastic materials. The planned work will involve development of theoretical models, numerical tools and computational investigations of capillary flow of droplet on poro-elastic materials. Field work is planned in Africa where the concepts developed in the projects will be tested and there are opportunities to work with international collaborators.

The PhD student will:

  • Develop theoretical models for droplet capillary flow on poro-elastic materials
  • Implement and solve numerically the multiphase flow model
  • Collaborate with experimentalists
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team with expertise in mechanics, physics and biophysics
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Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition is to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in mechanics, fluid mechanics, physics or applied mathematics
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Earlier involvement in research projects or/and a strong background in fluid mechanics will also be considered positively
  • Good social and collaboration skills and ability to work independently and in an interdisciplinary scientific environment

Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 1 September, 2020 to complete the final exam.

Grade requirements:

The norm is as follows:

  • the average grade point for courses included in the Bachelor’s degree must be C or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the average grade point for courses included in the Master’s degree must be B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the Master’s thesis must have the grade B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries

http://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/application/application.html

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

The fellowship requires admission to the PhD program at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD program must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position. For more information see:

http://www.uio.no/english/research/phd/

http://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/

We offer

  • Salary NOK 479 600 – 523 200 per annum depending on qualifications and seniority as PhD Research Fellow (position code 1017)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Career development programmes
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities
  • Possibility to work in an interdisciplinary and diverse research team

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter including a description of scientific interests and the motivation for applying for the position
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of English proficiency if needed (please see admission criteria)
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Applicants will normally be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

For further information please contact: Associate Professor Andreas Carlson, phone: +47 22857223, e-mail: acarlson@math.uio.no

For questions regarding the recruitment system please contact: HR adviser Nina Holtan, phone: +47 22854424, e-mail: nina.holtan@mn.uio.no

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About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society. 

Department of Mathematics is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The Department is engaged in research covering a wide spectrum of subjects within mathematics, mechanics and statistics.

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Deadline

5th August 2020

Post expires on Wednesday August 5th, 2020

PhD Research Fellow(s) in Sociology

Job description

There are 1-2 vacant research fellowships (SKO 1017) at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography. The position(s) are for a period of up to three years without compulsory work or four years with 25% compulsory work (primarily teaching).

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Requirements

We are seeking candidates with the potential to contribute to the development of Sociology as a discipline. Applicants must have a master’s degree/second-level degree in Sociology or equivalent. Candidates are expected to demonstrate through their application letter and project proposal how they will contribute to the development of Sociology at the department. Applicants must have a master’s degree/second-level degree in Sociology or equivalent. Candidates from other disciplinary backgrounds who wish to apply must demonstrate in their application letter that their educational background, master’s thesis and project proposal fall within the scope of Sociology. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS. Applicants must have a minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The master’s thesis must have been submitted before the application deadline. A prerequisite for taking up the position is the successful completion of a master’s degree.

Research fellows should have research interests within one or more of the main areas of Sociological research at the Department: Global challenges, Migration and integration, Cultural and political participation, The Nordic model, Family and the life course, Social inequality, Working life, and Marginalisation. Questions regarding the scope of the thematic areas may be addressed to Professor Mette Andersson (see below). The applicant must provide a tentative description (5-10 pages) of a PhD research project that she or he wants to carry out during the fellowship period. The project description should include an account of how the project relates to the mentioned research areas.

The position requires that the person who is hired participates in the Faculty of Social Sciences’ organised research education programme (PhD programme) and that the work results in a doctorate in Sociology. The person who is hired will automatically be admitted to the PhD programme. Residence in Norway is expected, but PhD fellows are also encouraged to spend time abroad during the fellowship period.

Applicants must have native or near-native competence in English or a Scandinavian language.

The hiring process will include an interview. In addition to an overall evaluation of the applicant’s grades, particular emphasis will be placed on the quality of the project proposal and the master’s thesis as well as the applicant’s personal prerequisites to carry out the project.

The final hiring decision is the responsibility of the Department Board and will be based on a consideration of the Department’s current budget situation, teaching needs and the overall qualifications of the successful candidate.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 479 600 – 523 200 per annum depending on qualifications
  • An academically stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • A letter of application
  • A project proposal (5-10 pages) which must include the topic, relevant theory and methods and time-line. Applicants are expected to be able to complete the project during the appointment period. If the project requires field work/data collection, costs must be calculated and presented in a budget.
  • CV with full summary of education, practice and academic work (including publications). The period of enrolment (admission-completion) in the master’s study programme must be specified.
  • Academic transcripts (university degrees only)
  • Copy of Master’s degree diploma
  • Master’s thesis.
  • List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Contact information

Faculty of Social Sciences

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Sociology and Human Geography is Norway’s leading department for both Sociology and Human Geography. The Department offers four Bachelor’s and three Master’s programmes. Research, teaching and dissemination activities within both fields are of the highest level. The Department is renowned both for the breadth of topics and methodologies employed and for its highly qualified researchers. Gender balance among the academic staff is an important distinguishing feature. The Department has 35 permanent academic staff, nearly 40 doctoral and post doctoral research fellows and 12 administrative staff members. There are approximately 80 PhD. candidates and 1500 students enrolled in the Department.

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Deadline

1st September 2020

Post expires on Tuesday September 1st, 2020

PhD Research Fellow in Planetary Near Surface Geophysics using Electromagnetic Induction Techniques

About the position

A position as PhD Research Fellow in near surface geophysics using electromagnetic induction techniques is available at the Department of Technology Systems (ITS).

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

The fellowship period is 3 years and funded by the Norwegian Research Council. Preferred starting date for the candidate is by 01.10.2020 and 15.12.2020 being the last possible starting date. 

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Job description

The search for water on Mars is a key point in both determining if life ever arouse there and for use in life supply for manned missions to the planet. As of today, no surface missions have ever had an instrument to penetrate and image the subsurface on Mars. The first Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) will be RIMFAX on the NASA Perserverance rover mission to land on the planet in February 2021. A GPR in very good at imaging sedimentary layers and structures but have more difficulties in mapping subsurface composition. Studies and field measurements have shown that low frequency electromagnetic techniques can map the amount of subsurface ice and absorbed water in the ground.

The PhD research fellow position will be part of the RIMFAX team on the NASA Perserverance mission and affiliated with the Section for Autonomous Systems and Sensor Technologies (AUTOSENS) at ITS.

The PhD fellow will develop a low frequency electromagnetic induction instruments to measure the frequency dependent electromagnetic properties of the subsurface.

The PhD research work will include the following topics and tasks:

  • Perform numerical simulations to determine tradeoffs in the geometry of the induction instrument
  • Design and manufacture an induction instruments with electronics and coils
  • Perform field test to characterize the instrument performance
  • Develop inversion algorithms for the instrument both for imaging and for determining the electromagnetic properties of the subsurface
  • Dissemination through scientific publications

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for this fellowship will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or equivalent in a relevant field such as Physics, Electronics, Geophysics, Mathematics or similar, with a minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS.
  • A Master’s degree (M.Sc.-level) that is completed in a foreign country must correspond to a minimum of a four years study programme in the Norwegian educational system
  • The PhD candidate must be eligible to obtain a “restricted” security clearance according to the Norwegian National Security Act (Lov om Nasjonal Sikkerhet, a.k.a. “Sikkerhetsloven”), i.e. preferably a citizen of Norway or a NATO country.
  • The PhD candidate must have fluent oral and written communication skills in English. For more information about the English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries, refer to:

http://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/application/application.html

Candidates without a Master’s degree must have completed their final exam before the starting date.

Grade requirements:

The norm is as follows:

  • The average grade point for courses included in the Bachelor’s degree must be C or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • The average grade point for courses included in the Master’s degree must be B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • The Master’s thesis must have the grade B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • Desired qualifications:

The PhD candidate should preferably also have:

  • Good publication track record
  • Good programming skills in languages like Python, Matlab and/or similar
  • Education, training or experience with developing electronics
  • Work experience from fieldwork

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position. For more information see:

http://www.uio.no/english/research/phd/

http://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/

Personal skills

  • Ability to take initiative and come up with new ideas to solve theoretical and practical problems
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Good communication skills

We offer

  • Salary NOK 479 600 – 523 200 per year depending on qualifications and seniority as PhD Research Fellow (position code 1017)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • A vibrant international academic environment
  • Career development programmes
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter – statement of motivation and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of the original Bachelor and Master’s degree diploma, transcripts of records and letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Contact information

For further information please contact Svein-Erik Hamran, Professor ITS, email: s.e.hamran@its.uio.no

For technical questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Therese Ringvold, e-mail: therese.ringvold@mn.uio.no.

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About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society. 

The Department of Technology Systems (ITS) is a newly established department at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo. ITS has taken over the activities at UNIK from January 2017. The Institute is located in the Kjeller Research Park, which is one of the largest research and development centers in Norway.

ITS collaborates with the research institutes at Kjeller, and with industry, while it is also tightly integrated with complementary activities at UiO in Oslo. The department has two sections: section for energy systems and section for autonomous systems and sensor technologies. An important goal of ITS is to provide wider opportunities at UiO within applied technologies.

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15th July 2020

Post expires on Wednesday July 15th, 2020

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Money and its use in the Middle Ages

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) on the subject Money and its uses in Medieval Northern Europe (c.950-1350) is available at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo. The appointment is for a duration of 3 years.

The Museum of Cultural History manages the largest archaeological and ethnographic collections in Norway, including finds from prehistoric times to the reformation, and with ethnographic and numismatic objects from all parts of the world until modern times.

Numismatic is part of the Department of Ethnography, Numismatics, Classical Archaeology and University History, and curates a large collection of coins, banknotes, and medals, spanning from some of the first coins minted to modern paper money. It boasts a large numismatic library and is a part of the research infrastructure of the University of Oslo, which provides access to a wide network of university libraries. Research at the Coin Cabinet has traditionally centered on the Norwegian and Northern European Medieval and late Viking Age coinage, of which it contains world class collections, especially Norwegian, Scandinavian, Anglo-Saxon and German coins.

The project proposal for the position shall be an independently formulated research proposal, related to one of the following thematic areas:

  • Administration of Coinage and monetary regimes
  • Money and Religion in Urban and Rural Societies
  • Money and its uses in commercial, cultural and social relations

The successful candidate is expected to join the Museum’s existing research milieu and contribute to its development.

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More about the position

The main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The doctoral research fellows will follow the PhD programme at the Faculty of Humanities.

The applicant must fulfill the requirements for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo, and is responsible for applying for admission within the given deadlines. 

PhD candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment, along with a written recommendation from their supervisor, within 3 years after the start of their PhD position will be offered a 12 months completion grant.

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree in Medieval History, Numismatics, Archaeology, Historical Anthropology or closely related fields such as Religion, Economy, Sociology or equivalent. The Master’s degree must have been obtained and the final evaluation must be available by the application deadline
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance, proposed use of the Museum’s numismatic collections, and a innovative approach
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • The applicant’s ability to complete research training
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities

We offer

  • Salary NOK 479 600,- to  523 200,- per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017)
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter describing the qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (with a list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Project description, including progress plan for the project (4-6 pages)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • List of reference persons: 2 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.

When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the eventuelt “project description” and the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Contact information

Section Manager Olav Hamran, phone: +47 22845779, e-mail olav.hamran@khm.uio.no

Professor Svein Gullbekk, phone: +47 22859946, e-mail: s.h.gullbekk@khm.uio.no

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About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Museum of Cultural History at the University of Oslo is one of Norway’s largest museums of cultural history and, in addition to being a museum, it is a university department equal in status to UiO’s faculties. It houses Norway’s largest archaeological collection of artefacts from pre-history and the Middle Ages, including the Viking ships at Bygdøy, a considerable collection of medieval ecclesiastical art, a collection of antiques from the Mediterranean region and an archive of runic inscriptions. Furthermore, the museum possesses a comprehensive ethnographic collection of artefacts from all continents, as well as Norway’s by far largest collection of historic coinage

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1st September 2020

Post expires on Tuesday September 1st, 2020

Researcher in statistical ecosystem modelling

Job description

Position as Researcher available at the Department of Biosciences, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) and Section for Aquatic biology and toxicology (AQUA).

The position is for a period of 2 years and 6 months. Starting date no later than 01.12.2020.

We seek a quantitatively skilled ecologist, ecologically interested statistical modeller or equivalent to develop statistical state-space models for marine food web dynamics and apply these models to project possible ecological effects of climate change in the Arctic.

The position is part of the research project The Nansen Legacy . The Nansen Legacy is the Norwegian Arctic research community’s joint effort to establish a holistic understanding of a changing marine Arctic climate and ecosystem. The project will provide a scientific knowledge base needed for future sustainable resource management in the Arctic. It is a collaborative project between ten Norwegian research institutions, will run from 2018 to 2023 and will collect and analyse data from the marginal ice zone of the Barents Sea and the adjacent Arctic Basin.

The researcher will contribute to task 4-4 of the Nansen Legacy project, which is to develop, evaluate and use dynamic ecosystem models to simulate key ecosystem properties of the future living Barents Sea under various climate, harvesting and ecological scenarios. The hired researcher will work on statistical multispecies (Gompertz) models, building on Bayesian state-space models developed at the Department of Biosciences. These models use time-series of selected key species and forcing variables, and quantify population regulation, species interactions and effects of climate and harvesting. A key challenge is to formulate these models so as to realistically constrain future trajectories. The model development will be done in collaboration with scientists at UiO as well as scientists at the other research institutions in the project, where different models are developed, compared and applied. The other models comprise ecosystem (NoBa Atlantis and EwE), bio-physical (Norwecom.E2E) and stochastic food web (NDND) models. Evaluation methods will include confrontation of model hindcasts with historical data using conventional likelihood approaches and cross validation techniques, comparison of observed and simulated ecological patterns following a pattern oriented modelling strategy and sensitivity analyses for the key assumptions and parameters required in each model. Furthermore, key ecosystem properties of the future living Barents Sea will be simulated. Relevant ecosystem properties to simulate include primary and ecosystem productivity, distribution, phenology, and stability of the future living Barents Sea.

The simulations will use down-scaled projections of environmental conditions from other parts of the project (including physical variables, but also possibly phytoplankton and zooplankton), and consider alternative harvesting scenarios. Outputs from the five models (i.e., including those developed at partner institutions) will be combined into multiple projections of the Barents Sea ecosystem states and trajectories.

Through the Nansen Legacy project, dedicated interdisciplinary summer schools and intensive courses are organized to strengthen national and international cooperation and integration of early career researchers. Furthermore, the project includes a mobility program to ensure national and international exchange.

The work will be done in close collaboration with Dr. Øystein Langangen (AQUA), Dr. Joël M. Durant (CEES) and Dr. Leif Chr. Stige (CEES).

The Department of Biosciences, including the two sections CEES and AQUA provides a stimulating research environment with many young international and Norwegian scientists working on a variety of theoretical and empirical topics within ecology and marine sciences, evolution, population genetics, genomics, phylogenetics, molecular biology, bio-economics and statistical methodology.

The person hired will be part of the marine ecology group at CEES, consisting of researchers and PhDs who address ecological questions around climate change and marine productivity through statistical analysis and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Information about the research group can be found at: http://www.mn.uio.no/cees/english/research/groups/marine-ecology/ . The person will also be affiliated with the AQUA-section .

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Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition is to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in statistical ecology or other relevant field. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • The candidate must document thorough expertise in statistical modelling.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

  • Relevant publications in peer-reviewed international journals
  • Research experience in modelling population- and ecosystem dynamics
  • Research experience in investigating effects of climate and harvesting on marine populations and ecosystems
  • Familiarity with Bayesian state-space modelling approaches, using programs such as STAN, JAGS or others

Personal skills

We seek a highly motivated, enthusiastic person with the ambition to gain insight and publish papers in leading international journals.

We offer

  • Salary NOK minimum 523 200 – 605 500 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1109)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Professionally stimulating working environment
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest). The cover letter should not exceed 2 pages and should include a pointwise explanation of how the applicant fits the qualification requirements and personal skills as detailed above.
  • CV of maximum 4 pages (summarizing education, positions, research experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 relevant publications that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Formal regulations

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

For further information please contact:

Ass. Prof. Øystein Langangen, phone: +47 228 54648, e-mail: oystein.langangen@ibv.uio.no ,

Dr. Joël M. Durant, phone: +47 228 54078, e-mail: joel.durant@ibv.uio.no , or Dr. Leif Chr. Stige, phone: +47 228 54608, e-mail: l.c.stige@ibv.uio.no

For questions regarding the recruitment system please contact: HR adviser Nina Holtan, phone: +47 228 54424, e-mail: nina.holtan@mn.uio.no

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The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.

Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) is a research centre and a section at the Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo. CEES combines a broad spectrum of disciplines (population biology, genomics, statistics, mathematical modelling) to foster the concept of ecology as a driving force of evolution via selective processes, with a corresponding influence of evolutionary changes on ecology. CEES has over 180 members (Professors (20), postdocs/researchers (60), PhDs (35), Master’s students (40) and technical and administrative staff) and many guest researchers. The members represent 30 nationalities and constitute a vibrant and creative research environment. CEES coordinate several international networks. The budget = 170 million NOK (about 55 externally funded research projects). CEES successfully completed its 10 year status of Centre of Excellence (CoE) in 2017.

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1st September 2020

Post expires on Tuesday September 1st, 2020

Research fellow – geography/geoscience education

Job description

Applicants are invited to apply for a position as research fellow at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research. The position involves interdisciplinary research in the intersection of geography education and education for sustainability.

In geography as a school subject, students encounter various perspectives on the relationships between nature, humans and society. These perspectives are reflected in the core elements of the new curriculum Kunnskapsløftet 2020: nature and human space, inquiry and geographical methods, and sustainable development and globalization. Fieldwork is a central method both in geography education and in sustainability education. However, there is a lack of research on classroom practices in geography education in Norwegian secondary school, including research on how sustainable development is treated and how fieldwork is enacted. The main aim of this PhD research fellowship is to develop knowledge on such classroom practices.

As sustainability is an interdisciplinary topic in Kunnskapsløftet 2020, and geography is an interdisciplinary school subject, there will be opportunities for the PhD research fellow to design an interdisciplinary research project across geography and other subjects (for instance, Mathematics, English, Norwegian, Social Studies or Science), depending on the PhD research fellow’s interests and expertise.

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More about the position

The fellowship period is up to 4 years, with 3 years devoted to research education. The position entails a compulsory work load of 25% that consists of teaching and supervision duties and research assistance.

Positions as research fellows are fixed-term educational posts where the aim is that the research fellow completes a doctoral degree (PhD) during the period of employment.

The research fellow must take part in the Faculty’s approved PhD programme and is expected to complete the projectwithin the set fellowship period. The main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. For more information, please see our web site.

We refer to the guidelines concerning appointment to PhD posts at the University of Oslo.  

The Department of Teacher Education and School Research organizes four research groups. It is expected that the applicant is affiliated with the research group Challenges of Sustainability in Educational Research (COSER).

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must satisfy the requirements for admission to the Faculty’s PhD program
  • Teacher education with a Master’s degree in geography, geography didactics, geoscience, geoscience didactics, science didactics, or social studies didactics
  • The master’s degree (120 ECTS) must have a minimum grade B (ECTS grading scale) or equivalent. It must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS with a minimum grade B
  • Familiarity with the Norwegian/Scandinavian school system will be considered an advantage
  • Good oral and written communication skills in Norwegian or a Scandinavian language, and English

In the assessment of applications, emphasis will be placed on:

  • The quality of the project description; the description of the research topic, the specific problems to be studied, the choice of scientific theory and method, and the proposed implementation plan for the study
  • The applicant’s personal suitability and motivation for the post, including her/his ability to collaborate and to form part of a crossdisciplinary academic community
  • The applicant’s academic attitude and motivation with regard to completing the research training program

We offer

  • Salary NOK 479 600 – 523 200 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017). Research fellows are normally allocated pay grade 54, NOK 479 600, on appointment
  • A stimulating and attractive working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter, describing statement of motivation and research interests
  • Project description, including progress plan (max. 8-10 pages cf. guidance)
  • Completed application form for admission to the doctoral degree programme (see this page)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • Certified copies of diplomas, grade transcripts and any other testimonials.
  • In the event of diplomas from other countries: printouts of prospectuses or similar that describe the content and framework of the courses of study on which the application is based.
  • Master’s thesis and any other academic works that may be of relevance to the application.

Applicants from outside the Nordic countries where English is not the official language must attach a TOEFL test with a minimum score of 550 unless they have a diploma from a university in an English-speaking country.

Incomplete applications will under normal circumstances not be assessed.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

As a rule, interviews will be conducted as part of the appointment process. At the interview, the applicant will be asked to present original diplomas and grade transcripts from previous courses of study.

Further information on admission requirements and an application form can be found at this website.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Contact information

Associate professor Kari Beate Remmen

Head of office Astrid Waaler Kaas

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About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Teacher Education and School Research (ILS) is one of three departments at The Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Oslo.

ILS is a leading institution in the fields of subject didactics, school leadership and practice-relevant school research. It hosts Norway’s first Centre of Excellence in Education, ProTed – a joint project between the University of Oslo and the University of Tromsø.

EKVA (Unit for quantitative analysis in education) is also part of the department, as well as four interfaculty research groups (CLEG, TEPEC, SISCO and LEA).

The Department enrols 400 students in the Teacher Education Programme (PPU) and administers the university’s Graduate Teacher Education Programme (Lektorprogrammet) with about 300 new students each year. About 200 students follow the Master Programme in Educational Leadership. ILS also manages the study programme Teach First Norway in cooperation with the City of Oslo Education Agency and Equinor. 

The Department of Teacher Education and School Research has approximately 40 administrative and 100 academic staff.

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Deadline

1st April 2020

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University of Oslo

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PhD Research Fellow in Impact of Pleistocene glacial sediments along the Atlantic margins

Job description

An early stage researcher (ESR) PhD position is available at the Department of Geosciences at the University of Oslo as part of the Marie Curie Innovative Training Network “S2S-FUTURE”. The fellowship period is 3 years. Starting date no later than 1 August, 2020.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

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Research objectives

Glaciations are high-frequency, high-intensity perturbations of surface mass redistribution, which imply a complete disruption of landscape dynamics and sediment routing from source to sink. The Pleistocene stratigraphy of the North Atlantic margins is characterized by thick sequences of glacigenic debris flows and megaslides as well as interglacial sediment layers. These sediments, which serve as high-resolution archives of climate changes and the Fennoscandian ice-sheet dynamics, are now thoroughly documented by geophysical surveys and well data, but large uncertainties about the timing and modalities of sediment production/transfer/deposition throughout glacial-interglacial cycles still exist.

The project aims to elucidate on the dominant marine and terrestrial processes that lead to the formation of such sedimentary sequences.

A key objective is to evaluate if sediment production increases during glaciation, or if observed higher sedimentation rates along the margins are a result of enhanced sediment transport. The candidate will establish paleo-topographical reconstructions throughout the Pleistocene, and these reconstructions will be tested against the observed sedimentary record.

Presentation of the research project (cooperative aspect)

This PhD position is within the framework of a European ITN project named S2S-FUTURE: SIGNAL PROPAGATION IN SOURCE TO SINK for the FUTUre of earth Resources and Energies involving 15 PhD positions.

Under the supervision of Ivar Midtkandal (Associate Professor, University of Oslo, Department of Geosciences),

The candidate will map sedimentary successions from available high-resolution 3D seismic data, and link them to existing well data. He/she will also use ice dynamics and landscape evolution numerical models in a forward approach to relate the observed sequences to the physical processes of glacial and fluvial erosion throughout Pleistocene glacial-interglacial cycles.

Project website: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/224709/factsheet/en

Research group website: https://sites.google.com/view/earthsurfacedynamics/home

The PhD student will be also involved in scientific/soft-skills meetings and in research activities conducted in other laboratories/companies from Europe and associated countries.

An important component of the training will be the participation to 3 main major “Summer Institutes”:

Summer 2020: “Dragonstone” – South-Pyrenees Spain and France: an innovative combination of field excursion and computer modeling of surface processes from source to sink.

Summer 2021: “The Factory” – Norway, Great Britain and Switzerland: field visit of modern S2S systems and course intensive program of technical and soft skills to accelerate the students’ research, write and present their results, consolidate their profiles and develop concrete plans for their future.

Summer 2022: “Inside Africa” – South-Africa: an immersion of ESRs in the modern source-to-sink system of a continental-scale large river, the Orange in Southern Africa, with high economic implications for mining industries.

In addition to these major milestones of the program, the PhD students will
1) continuously develop their core research skills via their own research project locally and within the network while at secondments and conferences
2) receive a mandatory amount of hard and soft-skills training specific to their own doctoral school, along with mentoring by joint supervising bodies
3) use EGU conferences both as dissemination events for ESRs results and network events for progress reports and evaluations
4) collaborate into practical activities aimed at network-structuring legacy deliverables.

The goal of S2S-FUTURE is to understand, quantify and model the sediment routing system from the sediment production (source) to the sediment deposition (sink); its tectonic and climatic controls; and to establish generic rules for a full understanding of signals propagation in S2S systems for building predictive models of sediment location and characteristics. These studies of S2S systems require interdisciplinary approaches combining geomorphology, sedimentology and stratigraphy, geochemistry, tectonic and paleoclimatology coupling observations, quantifications and process modelling. All these skills are integrated in the S2S-FUTURE project.

The objectives of S2S-FUTURE have been designed with primary societal implications in the domains of water, carbon-derived energy, sustainable geological energy and geological storage of non-geological energy, waste geological storage, mineral resources, and building materials. These points have become crucial for sustainable investment and development according to several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals such as SDG#6 (Clean water and sanitation), SDG#7 (Affordable and clean energy) and SDG#13 (Climate action) among others.

Qualification requirements

  • The candidate should be in the first four years of their research career. They should not have a doctoral degree and fulfil the eligibility criteria and mobility rule (see below)
  • The candidate should hold or be about to obtain a Master’s degree in Earth Science or relevant field.
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • Excellent technical skills including field experience in sedimentology, geological mapping, seismic stratigraphy. Sequence stratigraphic experience will be considered an advantage.
  • Previous experience working with clastic fluvial and marine sediments, including sequence stratigraphy and grain size assessment will be an advantage.
  • The ability to work both as part of a team, and independently, coupled with excellent communication, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Availability to travel for training events and research secondments.

Grade requirements:

The norm is as follows: 

  • the average grade point for courses included in the Bachelor’s degree must be C or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the average grade point for courses included in the Master’s degree must be B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the Master’s thesis must have the grade B or better in the Norwegian ed-ucational system
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English 

http://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/application/application.html

The Faculty aims to be one of Europe’s leading centres for research, education and innovation by being a contender in the top echelons of research-intensive universities in Europe. The Candidate for this fellowship will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position. For more information see:

http://www.uio.no/english/research/phd/

http://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Recruiting is in accordance with the European rules for Marie Curie Initial Training Networks. Early-stage researchers (ESR) can be of any nationality. They must be, at the time of recruitment by the host organization, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree. The research career starts after the degree that enables a student to proceed with a PhD (usually, the Master degree).

MOBILITY RULE

At the time of the recruitment by the first host institution, the ESRs must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their first host institution for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Short stays such as holidays and/or compulsory national service are not taken into account.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 479 600 – 523 200 per annum depending on qualifications and seniority as PhD Research Fellow (position code 1017)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities
  • Conditional family allowance of EUR 500 per month (potentially subject to taxes)
  • Based in the Department of Geosciences, Tectonostratigraphic Research Group, at the University of Oslo
  • Be part of a large and enthusiastic international team, where own initiatives and ideas are encouraged, with the opportunity to sculpting the future of Source-to-Sink research and network in Europe
  • Possibility to collaborate with a large network of international research groups engaged in the ITN

How to apply

The application must include

  • a cover letter, stating your research motivation and interests; including relevant background and career plan (max 1 A4 page)
  • a Curriculum Vitae, including academic background, previous research and/or industrial experience (max 2 A4 pages)
  • copies of the original Bachelor and Master’s degree diploma, transcripts of records and letters of recommendation
  • documentation of english proficiency
  • at least 2 reference letters from academics (including name, position and email address of the referee) (max 1 A4 page, with substantiated assessment of the applicant’s technical skills, creativity, innovation ability, working capacity, efficiency and level of independence)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

Contact information

ESR Supervisor: ivar.midtkandal@geo.uio.no

Recruitment Board: François.Guillocheau@univ-rennes1.fr

For questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Torunn Standal Guttormsen, phone: +47 22854272, email:t.s.guttormsen@mn.uio.no

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About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society. 

The geosciences are the studies of the planet Earth and its comparative planetology; the atmosphere, the hydrosphere and cryosphere, the Earth’s surface and its interior. The Department of Geosciences conducts research and teaching in most of the domains of geoscience; geology, geophysics, physical geography, geomatics, hydrology, meteorology and oceanography. The Department is the broadest geoscience research and education environment in Norway. The Department  encompasses  five sections; Meteorology and Oceanography, Geography and Hydrology, Geology and Geophysics, Physics of Geological Processes (Njord centre) and one Centre of Excellence CEED – Centre of Earth Evolution and Dynamics. 

The Department aims to contribute to the new and important UN Sustainability Development Goals.
The staff consists of 40 professors and associate professors, in addition to postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, researchers, technical- and administrative staff. Approximately number of employees are 240 at the Department.

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Deadline

1st March 2020

Employer

University of Oslo

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Galaxy Formation and the Circumgalactic Medium

Job description

The Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA) is heavily involved in both observational and theoretical/computational astrophysics. The Institute is actively engaged in a large number of international collaborative programs, e.g., through the Norwegian membership in ESA, Norwegian participation in the Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT), the CMB polarization experiment Spider, the CO Mapping Array Pathfinder experiment (COMAP), the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) and the VLT Multi-Object Optical and Near-IR Spectrograph (MOONS). Space missions with major participation from ITA include Planck and Euclid within cosmology and extragalactic astrophysics. In theoretical and computational astrophysics, the Institute has built up strong groups in numerical simulations, high performance computing and the use of modern computational statistics methods in data analysis.

For this position, we are seeking an ambitious postdoctoral researcher to join the extragalactic astrophysics group led by Dr. Sijing Shen and Dr. Claudia Cicone. The position is funded by Dr. Shen’s national grant from the Research Council of Norway entitled “Simulating the Circumgalactic Medium (CGM) and the Cycle of Baryons in and out of Galaxies Throughout Cosmic History”. The successful candidate will work on the co-evolution of galaxies and the circumgalactic gas using numerical simulations. The main work includes designing, performing and/or analyzing simulations to confront with multi-wavelength observations of the galaxies and the CGM, and/or improve smaller-scale physical models of the ISM, feedback and the CGM.

The successful candidate will collaborate closely with the observational team lead by Dr. Cicone at the ITA, in particular on the submm/mm emissions from gas in the ISM/CGM. The candidate will also have opportunities to participate in the CO Mapping Array Pathfinder (COMAP) and the Euclid collaborations, and to develop her/his own projects.

Candidates with any of the following expertise are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • 1) numerical galaxy formation;
  • 2) star formation, stellar and AGN feedback;
  • 3) numerical radiative transfer;
  • 4) magnetohydrodynamics and/or cosmic ray physics;
  • 5) expertise on creating and analyzing synthetic observations of the CGM (absorption and emissions) from simulations;  

In selection, weight will be given to the documented research potential of the candidates.

The main purpose of a postdoctoral fellowship is to provide the candidates with enhanced skills to pursue a scientific top position within or beyond academia. To promote a strategic career path, all postdoctoral research fellows are required to submit a professional development plan no later than one month after commencement of the postdoctoral period.

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More about the position

The Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA) is heavily involved in both observational and theoretical/computational astrophysics. The Institute is actively engaged in a large number of international collaborative programs, e.g., through the Norwegian membership in ESA, Norwegian participation in the Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT), the CMB polarization experiment Spider, the CO Mapping Array Pathfinder experiment (COMAP), the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) and the VLT Multi-Object Optical and Near-IR Spectrograph (MOONS). Space missions with major participation from ITA include Planck and Euclid within cosmology and extragalactic astrophysics. In theoretical and computational astrophysics, the Institute has built up strong groups in numerical simulations, high performance computing and the use of modern computational statistics methods in data analysis.

For this position, we are seeking an ambitious postdoctoral researcher to join the extragalactic astrophysics group led by Dr. Sijing Shen and Dr. Claudia Cicone. The position is funded by Dr. Shen’s national grant from the Research Council of Norway entitled “Simulating the Circumgalactic Medium (CGM) and the Cycle of Baryons in and out of Galaxies Throughout Cosmic History”. The successful candidate will work on the co-evolution of galaxies and the circumgalactic gas using numerical simulations. The main work includes designing, performing and/or analyzing simulations to confront with multi-wavelength observations of the galaxies and the CGM, and/or improve smaller-scale physical models of the ISM, feedback and the CGM.

The successful candidate will collaborate closely with the observational team lead by Dr. Cicone at the ITA, in particular on the submm/mm emissions from gas in the ISM/CGM. The candidate will also have opportunities to participate in the CO Mapping Array Pathfinder (COMAP) and the Euclid collaborations, and to develop her/his own projects.

Candidates with any of the following expertise are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • 1) numerical galaxy formation;
  • 2) star formation, stellar and AGN feedback;
  • 3) numerical radiative transfer;
  • 4) magnetohydrodynamics and/or cosmic ray physics;
  • 5) expertise on creating and analyzing synthetic observations of the CGM (absorption and emissions) from simulations;  

In selection, weight will be given to the documented research potential of the candidates.

The main purpose of a postdoctoral fellowship is to provide the candidates with enhanced skills to pursue a scientific top position within or beyond academia. To promote a strategic career path, all postdoctoral research fellows are required to submit a professional development plan no later than one month after commencement of the postdoctoral period.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in astronomy, astrophysics or a related field. Appointment is dependent on the defence of the doctoral thesis being approved, if it has not been held by the application deadline.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English

We offer

  • Salary NOK 523 200 – 605 500 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (position code 1352)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Professionally stimulating working environment
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Postdoctoral development programmes
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • Research statement, detailing possible research projects and how they will benefit from participating in Dr. Shen’s research group
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities)
  • List of Publications
  • Copies of educational certificates
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).
  • 2-3 letters of references, sent directly to Sijing Shen, e-mail given below    

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, the research statement, as well as the candidate’s motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

Associate Professor Sijing Shen, phone: +47 228 56547, e-mail: sijing.shen@astro.uio.no

For technical questions regarding the application system, please contact HR Adviser Elin Thoresen, +47 22 85 71 96, e-mail: elin.thoresen@mn.uio.no

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About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.

The Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. It presently has 11 permanent professors/associate professors. The Institute employs some 15-20 postdoctoral and senior research fellows and has of order 15-20 Ph.D. students. The research activity of the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics is concentrated around solar physics, cosmology and extragalactic astrophysics.

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Deadline

15th December 2019

Post expires on Sunday December 15th, 2019