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PhD Research Fellow in Metal-Organic Frameworks: a Platform for Single-Atom Catalysts

PhD Research Fellow in Metal-Organic Frameworks: a Platform for Single-Atom Catalysts

Job description

A position as PhD Research Fellow in the design, synthesis and testing of metal-organic frameworks decorated with single-atom catalysts is available in the Catalysis Section as part of the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN), Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo, Norway.

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

The starting date is no later than October 1, 2023.

The fellowship period is 3 years.

A fourth year may be considered with a workload of 25% that may consist of teaching, supervision duties, and/or research assistance. This is dependent upon the qualification of the applicant and the current needs of the department.

Knowledge development in a changing world – Science and technology towards 2030

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

More about the position

The position will effectively establish a new line of work in the Catalysis Section. It is aimed at the decoration of functional metal-organic frameworks with single atoms of transition metals, and their characterisation in terms of physical and chemical properties, including catalytic activity in selected reactions.

Metal-organic frameworks are porous organic-inorganic hybrid materials with tuneable topologies and chemistries, which endows them with huge potential in catalysis. They are currently investigated as catalysts for reactions such as reduction of nitrogen oxides (de-NOx), C-H activation, C-C coupling, and CO2 conversion.

The primary focus of this project is to extend the pool of catalytically active single atoms of transition metals, which can be immobilised on functionalised metal-organic frameworks. This work will eventually lead into the development of composition-property-performance relationships for selected reactions over the synthesised materials. In order to gain deep insight into material properties, the candidate will have the opportunity of accessing advanced methodologies at large-scale facilities, such as synchrotron light and neutron sources.

We are looking for an excellent candidate holding a Master’s degree or equivalent in chemistry, materials science, or chemical engineering.

The candidate will perform the synthesis of functional metal-organic frameworks and their decoration with single atoms of transition metals and carry out extensive characterisation of these materials using X-ray diffraction and absorption, nuclear magnetic resonance and vibrational spectroscopy, electron microscopy, etc.

The candidate will also carry out catalytic testing of the synthesised materials to ultimately establish composition-property-performance relationships for selected reactions performed on them.

Hands-on, practical experience with either measurements of catalyst performance over porous materials or synthesis and characterisation of materials (ideally porous materials), or both, is desirable. As the catalyst performance will eventually be also assessed computationally, experience with such methods, e.g. density functional theory, is of advantage.

The fellowship is based in the Catalysis group at the Department of Chemistry and associated with the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology.

The vision of SMN is to contribute to an increase of Norway’s production through research on materials science and nanotechnology on functional materials and ensure a level of quality that further builds the recognition of SMN as a leading centre amongst the Nordic countries, as well as internationally.

Employment at the Catalysis group will allow the successful candidate the opportunity to work in a highly cross-disciplinary field in an internationally competitive research group with a high degree of international collaboration.

Research in the Catalysis group comprises extensive international collaboration, and research visits to partners in Europe is an integrated part of PhD training and research.

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 materials science, chemistry, or chemical engineering
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • Solid knowledge of inorganic chemistry / materials science

Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2023 to complete the final exam.

In addition, the following desired qualifications will be given weight in the evaluation of candidates:

  • Practical experience with measurements of gas or liquid phase reactions occurring over a solid catalyst, and the use and operation of gas chromatographs, mass spectrometers, mass flow controllers, Swagelok components etc.
  • Experience with materials synthesis and basic characterisation (NMR, FTIR spectroscopies, surface area measurements, X-ray diffraction, etc.)
  • Experience with porous material preparation and functionalisation techniques (i.e. metal-organic frameworks)
  • Familiarity with advanced catalyst characterisation (e.g. X-ray spectroscopies, electron microscopy)
  • Training in computational chemistry techniques
  • Programming skills

The position’s subject area may require licensing under the Norwegian Export Control Act. In order to be considered for the position, it is a prerequisite that UiO must be able to be granted such licence. https://www.uio.no/english/studies/admission/master/export-control.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
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English. 
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in a Scandinavian language is required for a 4-year fellowship including teaching duties

English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements: https://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/regulations/regulations.html#toc8

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/

Personal skills

  • Ability to conduct high-quality independent research within a broad collaboration
  • Interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Self-motivation, creativity, genuine curiosity about the subject, work discipline, professional ethics, and ambition

We offer

  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 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

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter – statement of motivation and research interests. PLEASE NOTE: In the cover letter to your application, please specify how your background is suited to meet the challenges of the project and be specific about how your competence meets those requested. Try to answer the question: How will you contribute?
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of the original Bachelor and Master’s degree diploma, transcripts of records
  • Documentation of English proficiency (applies for non-EU citizens)
  • 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.

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships 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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

For further information regarding this position and recruitment process, please contact:

Assoc. Prof. Dr Petra Ágota Szilágyi, phone: +47 228557045, e-mail: p.a.szilagyi@kjemi.uio.no

For technical questions regarding Jobbnorge, please contact:

HR Adviser Olga Holmlund, e-mail: olga.holmlund@mn.uio.no

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 Chemistry is Norway’s largest institution within research and education in chemistry. Our research excels internationally and we educate students to a wide variety of jobs in industry, academia, research institutions, schools and public administration. Our research ranges from the core topics of chemistry to applied science within in environmental, health, energy and materials. 

The Department has extensive contacts with industry, research and educational institutions at home and abroad. As partner in the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology our researchers contributes to a significant interdisciplinary efforts in cooperation with the Department of Physics.

The Department of Chemistry has its own school laboratory as a great resource for teachers, public outreach and the didactics of chemistry.

Deadline: 28 February 2023
Unit: Department of Chemistry
Campus:
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Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

PhD Research Fellow in Transmission Electron Microscopy 

PhD Research Fellow in Transmission Electron Microscopy 

Job description

Position as PhD Research Fellow in Transmission Electron Microscopy of Ferroelectric Thin Films for Integrated Circuit Applicationis available at the Department of Physics / Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo. Starting date no later than October 1, 2023.

The fellowship period is 3 years. A fourth year may be considered with a workload of 25 % that normally consists of teaching. This is dependent upon the qualification of the applicant and the current needs of the department.

Knowledge development in a changing world – Science and technology towards 2030

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

More about the position

With the semiconductor industry getting close to the inherent limits of conventional silicon technology, there is a strong interest in designing and implementing new materials that can push and move the field beyond Moore’s law. A range of different strategies show great promise, including the use of complex oxides to enhance existing, or even integrate new, functionalities.

One approach with particular appeal is the exchange of the conventional dielectric in Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect-Transistors (MOSFETs) with a ferroelectric material. Ferroelectric materials show spontaneous polarization due to non-centrosymmetry in their crystal symmetry. Using such materials in electronics has three important implications, all with the possibility to significantly advance the field. First, ferroelectrics are usually very good dielectrics, and can push the limits of conventional MOSFETs. Second, since ferroelectrics are spontaneously polarized and the polarization is retained over long periods of time without applying a gate voltage, MOSFETs with ferroelectrics can operate at much lower energy cost. Last, the polarization direction is stored upon removing the gate voltage, allowing unification of memory and computing in a single unit. This may open for physical manifestations of neural networks, previously only realized in virtual environments.

The integration of ferroelectric thin films in MOSFET structures, however, require exceptional control of film structural- and chemical quality. Such control can only be achieved by dynamic feedback between excellent characterization and state-of-the-art deposition technology. At UiO, we have developed a method for low-temperature direct epitaxy of functional complex oxides using Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD). This checks all the boxes for a technique for facile integration of ferroelectrics in novel transistors. Still, to what degree structure and functionality can be tuned, and with which parameters, require extensive investigation of synthesis-structure-property relations.

The PhD fellowship is focused on providing crucial and highly detailed information on structure and chemical properties of these materials down to the atomic scale, thus playing an integral part in the development of novel ferroelectric thin films for implementation in MOSFETs at UiO. This will be done combining atomically resolved Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (STEM) imaging, Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS) and Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDXS). The PhD candidate will prepare TEM samples, carry out experiments and analyze the resulting data, making use of the excellent facilities provided by the Norwegian Centre for Transmission Electron Microscopy (NORTEM) in Oslo. The work will be carried out in close collaboration with senior researchers and students driving the ALD activity within the project. There will be opportunities for direct involvement in the ALD synthesis. 

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.

Required:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in physics, chemistry or materials science
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • Solid understanding of crystal structure and bonding in inorganic materials

Desired:

  • A strong background in (S)TEM, EELS and EDS    
  • Strong skills in relevant data analysis, e.g., using the Gatan’s Digital Micrograph software or Python (including TEM-focused libraries, such as HyperSpy) 
  • Practical experience with crystal structure characterization      

Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2023 to complete the final exam.

Grade and language 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
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • For candidates who would like to apply for a fourth year including teaching, good knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language is strongly preferred. 
  • English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements: 

https://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/regulations/regulations.html#toc8

Personal skills:

  • We are seeking a candidate who is flexible, good at taking the initiative and, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

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/

The position’s subject area may require licensing under the Norwegian Export Control Act. In order to be considered for the position, it is a prerequisite that UiO must be able to be granted such licence; https://www.uio.no/english/studies/admission/master/export-control.html

We offer

  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 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

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter – statement of motivation and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, previous positions and academic work)
  • Copies of the original Bachelor and Master’s degree diploma, transcripts of records  
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • List of any 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)
  • Applicants who are interested in teaching need to add to this application a description of their motivation for and (if any) experience with teaching.

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.

Interviews will be part of the hiring process.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships 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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

For further information please contact:

Assoc. Prof. Fredrik S. Hage, phone: +47 22840668, e-mail: f.s.hage@fys.uio.no

For questions regarding Jobbnorge, please contact HR Adviser Elin Thoresen,  e-mail: elin.thoresen@mn.uio.no

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 research at the Department of Physics covers a broad range of subfields within physics and technology: From space research to medical physics. A good proportion of the research is interdisciplinary, and conducted in close cooperation with collaborators in Norway and abroad.

Education and teaching are other essential activities. We offer a broad range of courses, and the Department is involved in several study programmes at bachelor’s and master’s level. Some of the best lecturers in Norway are amongst our employees, and we are proud of our prizewinning teaching and learning environment. The Department has 200 employees, of which 50 are permanent scientific positions. On a yearly basis 20 students complete their Ph.D. and 50 finish their M.Sc. degree.

Deadline: 28 February 2023
Unit: Department of Physics
Campus:
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Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

PhD Research Fellow on the impact of tree-line expansion – A threat to hydropower resources?

PhD Research Fellow on the impact of tree-line expansion – A threat to hydropower resources?

Job description

We offer a 3-year PhD Research Fellow position at the Department of Geosciences and the Center for Biogeochemistry in the Anthropocene, University of Oslo. The position will be within an interdisciplinary research project where the overall objective is to: To provide a robust estimate of how evapotranspiration (ET) and runoff will change due to advancing tree-lines caused by changes in climate and land use, and how this will affect hydropower potential.

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

Starting date no later than October 1, 2023. 

The fellowship period is 3 years. A fourth year may be considered with a workload of 25 % that may consist of teaching, supervision duties, and/or research assistance. This is dependent upon the qualification of the applicant and the current needs of the department.

Project description:
The Center for Biogeochemistry of the Anthropocene (CBA) focuses on feedbacks between biogeochemical process and climate across the boreal biome. The water balance (WB) of the land surface depends not only on the physical climate system and characteristics of the land surface, but also on biological feedbacks and anthropogenic land use and land cover changes (LULCC). 

The UN has established 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). IPCC has evaluated the potential synergies and trade-offs between the sectoral portfolio of climate change mitigation options and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (IPCC, 2018, cf. figure 4 SPM). SDG 7, Affordable and clean energy, was identified as the single SDG with the strongest synergies and with only minor unwanted trade-offs. With the need for more renewable energy sources to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy security, it is important to improve our understanding of how the water resources for hydropower can be affected by climate change and land use change. 

The project will combine state-of-the-art atmospheric models with advanced models for the land surface (energy exchange, hydrology, and biogeochemistry) with extensive datasets on historic land-use change, and advanced methods for measuring energy and water exchange between the terrestrial system and the atmosphere.

Knowledge development in a changing world – Science and technology towards 2030

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

More about the position

In this project we will use the Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF) to simulate regional climate over Norway for selected recent and future time periods. This involves dynamically downscaling global reanalysis products (like ERA5) and future climate scenarios (based on the most recent Coupled Model Intercomparison Project, CMIP6) to produce high-resolution estimates of precipitation, temperature, humidity, wind, and radiation over Norway. More recently, WRF is coupled to a version of the land model CLM that has been augmented with a hillslope hydrology component, where sub-grid atmospheric forcing and lateral fluxes of water between sub-grid elements better represent the hydrological cycle in complex terrains. The project will also use CLM with the FATES module for vegetation, a cohort model of vegetation competition and coexistence describing the dynamical evolution of the vegetation.

A key element of the project is model validation using different sets of observations. These include a promising novel use of drone swarms in combination with detailed large-eddy simulations and eddy covariance flux measurements of ET and carbon exchange (NEE) across Norway. These methods and datasets are developed at the department of Geosciences, and the successful candidate will use the data and methods and take part in field campaigns.

The PhD candidate will include model development and model simulations, thus good programming skills are required. The group works closely with the main CLM developers at NCAR in Boulder (US). An extended stay (3-6 months) at NCAR during the PhD period will be encouraged.

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 climate science, hydrology or a related field
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • Documented training/experience in scientific programming and modelling is a requirement

Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2023 to complete the final exam.

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience with using the WRF and CLM models
  • Candidates with training and experience in field and experimental work are encouraged to apply

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
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • English requirements for applicants from outside EU/EEA countries and exemptions from these may be found here:

https://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/regulations/regulations.html#toc8

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:

Personal skills

We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic and hard-working candidate with the ambition to gain new insights and publish papers in leading, international journals. Applicants must show good interpersonal skills and be willing to work in close collaboration with the project PIs and other members of the project team, as well as have the ability to work independently.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 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

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
  • 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.

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

For further information please contact: 

Professor Terje Berntsen, phone +47 994 36 459, e-mail: t.k.berntsen@geo.uio.no

For questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Ole Rustad, e-mail: ole.rustad@mn.uio.no

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, Study of sedimentary basins, Environmental geosciences and Crustal Processes. We also hosts 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, and are important contributors to IPCC (UN’s Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change). The staff consists of 40 professors and associate professors, in addition to postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, researchers, technical- and administrative staff. The Department has more than 200 employees.

Deadline: 28 February 2023
Unit: Department of Geosciences
Campus:
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Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

PhD Research Fellow in High-Energy Physics and Infectious Disease Modelling

PhD Research Fellow in High-Energy Physics and Infectious Disease Modelling

Job description

Position as PhD Research Fellow in High-Energy Physics and Infectious Disease Modelling is available at the Department of Physics.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo. Starting date no later than October 1, 2023.

The fellowship period is 3 years. A fourth year may be considered with a workload of 25 % that normally consists of teaching. This is dependent upon the qualification of the applicant and the current needs of the department.

Knowledge development in a changing world – Science and technology towards 2030

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

More about the position

One of the current main research directions in the Section for Theoretical Physics is on the computational aspects of high-energy physics. We are heavily involved in the development of state-of-the-art tools such as GAMBIT (gambit.hepforge.org). Searches for physics beyond the Standard Model (BSM) in realistic scenarios with many parameters is today heavily limited by the computational expense of evaluating likelihood functions that require substantial Monte Carlo simulations. A similar situation is found in the field of infectious disease modelling, where agent-based Monte Carlo models are used to model epidemics and other important public health challenges such as the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria, at a high computational cost.

The successful applicant will join the interdisciplinary research project “Pandemics, particles and parameter (s)paces”, recently financed by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo, with the objective of meeting one of the targets of the United Nations’ sustainable development goals for public health. The project is a collaboration between members of the modelling group of the National Institute for Public Health (NIPH/FHI) and the Section for Theoretical Physics at the University of Oslo. It will focus on tackling the computational challenges common to both fields by the development of new computational tools, in particular the application of a lightweight GAMBIT library to agent based models in public health in order to make effective in silico labs for experimentation with intervention strategies, and the development of a framework for the use of continual learning regression models in both high-energy physics and public health.

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.

Required:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in high-energy or computational physics. Other strong candidates with Master’s degrees in relevant fields will also be considered, e.g. informatics or public health.
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • Demonstrated strong interest in working on computationally intensive problems in the interdisciplinary intersection of high-energy physics and infectious disease modelling
  • Significant programming experience in C++ and Python

Desired:

  • Experience with high-performance computing
  • Experience with statistical methods such as bayesian inference and machine learning
  • Experience with infectious disease modelling

Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2023 to complete the final exam.

Grade and language 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
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • For candidates who would like to apply for a fourth year including teaching, good knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language is strongly preferred.
  • English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements:

https://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/regulations/regulations.html#toc8

Personal skills:

  • Good collaboration skills, and the ability to work independently and in an interdisciplinary research environment

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/

The position’s subject area may require licensing under the Norwegian Export Control Act. In order to be considered for the position, it is a prerequisite that UiO must be able to be granted such licence. https://www.uio.no/english/studies/admission/master/export-control.html

We offer

  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 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

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter – statement of motivation and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, previous positions and academic work)
  • Copies of the original Bachelor and Master’s degree diploma, transcripts of records
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • List of any 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)
  • Applicants who are interested in teaching need to add to this application a description of their motivation for and (if any) experience with teaching.

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.

Interviews will be part of the hiring process.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships 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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

For further information please contact:

Professor Are Raklev, phone: +47 41452597, e-mail: ahye@uio.no 

Dr Anders Kvellestad, phone: +47 98452516, e-mail: anders.kvellestad@uio.no

For questions regarding Jobbnorge, please contact HR Adviser Elin Thoresen,  e-mail: elin.thoresen@mn.uio.no

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 research at the Department of Physics covers a broad range of subfields within physics and technology: From space research to medical physics. A good proportion of the research is interdisciplinary, and conducted in close cooperation with collaborators in Norway and abroad.

Education and teaching are other essential activities. We offer a broad range of courses, and the Department is involved in several study programmes at bachelor’s and master’s level. Some of the best lecturers in Norway are amongst our employees, and we are proud of our prizewinning teaching and learning environment. The Department has 200 employees, of which 50 are permanent scientific positions. On a yearly basis 20 students complete their Ph.D. and 50 finish their M.Sc. degree.

Deadline: 28 February 2023
Unit: Department of Physics
Campus:
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PhD Research Fellow in Thin Film Deposition of Complex Oxides for Next Generation Electronics

PhD Research Fellow in Thin Film Deposition of Complex Oxides for Next Generation Electronics

Job description

Position as PhD Research Fellow in Inorganic Materials Chemistry is available at the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN), Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo, Norway.

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

The starting date is no later than October 1, 2023.

The fellowship period is 3 years.

A fourth year may be considered with a workload of 25% that may consist of teaching, supervision duties, and/or research assistance. This is dependent upon the qualification of the applicant and the current needs of the department.

Knowledge development in a changing world – Science and technology towards 2030

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

More about the position

With the semiconductor industry getting close to the inherent limits of conventional silicon technology, there is a strong interest in designing and implementing new materials that can push and move the field beyond Moore’s law. A range of different strategies show great promise, including the use of complex oxides to enhance existing, or even integrate new, functionalities.

The current paradigm in transistor technologies makes use of metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFETs), usually based around doped silicon and a high-k insulator. This choice of materials offer several advantages with respect to processing and cost, but there are certainly other materials that can be used to enhance functionality and revolutionize the field. This paradigm-shift becomes a necessity when scaling of silicon is no longer an option, and we are rapidly approaching this crossroad.

A variety of challenges arise when moving to other material systems, most notably the difficulty of implementing more complex materials of sufficient quality in a cost-effective way and on a low thermal budget.

At the group for Nanostructures and Functional Materials (NAFUMA) at the Department of Chemistry, UiO, we develop methods for the integration of complex oxides in electronic model systems. This is carried out using the atomic layer deposition (ALD) technique. ALD is a variant of chemical vapor deposition (CVD) where gaseous precursors are sequentially pulsed into the reactor, opening for self-limiting growth with extreme control of thin film thickness, conformality and uniformity. NAFUMA has taken a leading role in this development, and currently collaborates with several major industry players in the field.

In this PhD fellowship, the candidate will take part in the development of new functional materials that shows promise in the coming electronics paradigm based on active oxides. This can be complex oxide semiconductors, ferroelectrics, metals or super high-k dielectrics.

The candidate will have the possibility to choose their own focus area within the field, in cooperation with group seniors. Depending on the candidate’s background and preferences, the project can be designed to have various focus on synthesis and characterisation of functional properties of functional properties.

Relevant tasks may be a combination of:

  • Development of novel ALD-processes for functional complex oxides by ALD.
  • Synthesis of novel precursors for use in complex oxide ALD processes
  • In-depth structural characterization of complex oxide thin films, e.g. using x-ray diffraction techniques such as reciprocal space mapping
  • In-depth functional characterization of complex oxide thin films, e.g. using physical property measurement systems
  • Use of large facilities (synchrotrons, neutron sources)

We seek a dedicated student that wants to pave the road as they explore, guided by a research group in the forefront of the field.

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 chemistry, physics or materials science
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • Solid understanding of structure-property relations in crystalline inorganic materials

Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2023 to complete the final exam.

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience with thin film deposition of inorganic materials, preferably by atomic layer deposition or chemical vapor deposition
  • Experience with structural and/or functional characterization of thin films, e.g. using XRD, XPS, TEM, PPMS, ellipsometry, AFM and/or FE-analyzers
  • Knowledge on functional complex oxides such as high-k dielectrics, ferroelectrics, ferromagnets or semiconductors

The position’s subject area may require licensing under the Norwegian Export Control Act. In order to be considered for the position, it is a prerequisite that UiO must be able to be granted such licence. https://www.uio.no/english/studies/admission/master/export-control.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
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English. 
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in a Scandinavian language is required for a 4-year fellowship including teaching duties

English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements: https://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/regulations/regulations.html#toc8

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/

Personal skills

We are seeking a candidate who is:

  • flexible
  • good at taking initiative
  • has excellent communication and interpersonal skills

We offer

  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 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

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter – statement of motivation and research interests. The cover letter must describe how the candidate’s competence fits with the desired qualifications and what types of relevant tasks you most desire to explore in the PhD
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of the original Bachelor and Master’s degree diploma, transcripts of records
  • Documentation of English proficiency (applies for non-EU citizens)
  • 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.

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships 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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

For further information regarding this position and recruitment process, please contact:

Researcher Henrik H. Sønsteby, phone: +47 92097702, e-mail: henrik.sonsteby@kjemi.uio.no.

For technical questions regarding Jobbnorge, please contact:

HR Adviser Olga Holmlund, e-mail: olga.holmlund@mn.uio.no

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 Chemistry is Norway’s largest institution within research and education in chemistry. Our research excels internationally and we educate students to a wide variety of jobs in industry, academia, research institutions, schools and public administration. Our research ranges from the core topics of chemistry to applied science within in environmental, health, energy and materials. 

The Department has extensive contacts with industry, research and educational institutions at home and abroad. As partner in the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology our researchers contributes to a significant interdisciplinary efforts in cooperation with the Department of Physics.

The Department of Chemistry has its own school laboratory as a great resource for teachers, public outreach and the didactics of chemistry.

Deadline: 28 February 2023
Unit: Department of Chemistry
Campus:
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Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

PhD Research Fellow in zoo-archaeology and ancient DNA

PhD Research Fellow in zoo-archaeology and ancient DNA

Job description

Position as PhD Research Fellow in zoo-archaeology and ancient DNA available at Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), Department of Biosciences (IBV), Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo.

Starting date 14 august 2023 and no later than the 1st of october 2023. No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

The fellowship period is 3 years.

A fourth year may be considered with a workload of 25 % that may consist of teaching, supervision duties, and/or research assistance. This is dependent upon the qualification of the applicant and the current needs of the department.

The PhD fellow will be part of the interdisciplinary project “SAVECAVE: baselines for conservation from threatened cave archives” funded by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences sustainability initiative. In this project we will compile an extensive record of Holocene palaeobiological and archaeological cave material from Fennoscandia based on catalogued and newly excavated sub-fossil material, in order to refine the chronology of Fennoscandian faunal dynamics in response to Holocene human activity. Faunal material will be identified using both osteological analyses and bulk-bone metabarcoding to maximise taxonomic resolution. Prehistoric succession and dynamics of community composition with specific focus on currently red listed taxa will be evaluated. Communication of the scientific importance and fragility of Nordic cave environments with their faunal remains and artefacts is an important part of the project, with the ultimate goal to provide a rationale for strengthened conservation management and legislation for caves and associated contexts.

The SAVECAVE project is a collaboration between the CEES (IBV, University of Oslo) and the University Museum of Bergen. The SAVECAVE PhD fellow will also work closely with members of the EvoCave project.

Host institution

The Department of Biosciences is the largest unit of biological research in Norway, working on a broad range of theoretical and empirical topics within ecology and evolution at all scales from genomes to ecosystems. 

The Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) provides a stimulating research environment with international and Norwegian scientists working on a variety of theoretical and empirical topics within ecology, evolution, population genetics, genomics, phylogenetics, molecular biology, and statistical methodology. Information about the centre can be found at: www.cees.uio.no. At CEES, the candidate will be part of the Archaeogenomics group with more than ten postdocs/PhDs/MSc who work with similar methodology, forming a collaborative and stimulating research environment.

Knowledge development in a changing world – Science and technology towards 2030

The Department of Biosciences

More about the position

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/

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 zoo-archaeology, palaeozoology, evolutionary biology or a similar subject. Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system.
  • Candidates should be interested in and comfortable with doing fieldwork
  • Experience with DNA laboratory methods, zoo-archaeology and strong computational and/or statistical skills are considered important qualifications
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English

Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2023 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 and exemptions from the requirements:

https://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/regulations/regulations.html#toc8

Personal skills

We seek a highly motivated, enthusiastic person with the ambition to gain insight and publish papers in leading, international journals, with strong interpersonal skills and the capability to work in close collaboration with others. Experience with and/or a strong interest in working interdisciplinary is considered an advantage.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 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

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter including a statement of interest, briefly summarizing your scientific work and interests, and a personal assessment focusing on how you fit the description of the person we seek
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of the original Bachelor and Master’s degree diploma and transcripts of records
  • Documentation of English proficiency (applies for non-EU citizens)
  • 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.

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

For further information please contact: Sanne Boessenkool, phone: +47 45678770, e-mail: sanne.boessenkool@ibv.uio.no

For questions regarding Jobbnorge, please contact HR Adviser Nina Holtan,  e-mail: nina.holtan@mn.uio.no

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 Biosciences (IBV) is one of nine departments at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Research in the department is organised in five sections covering topics within biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, cell biology, genetics, aquatic biology, toxicology, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Education across these topics is offered for around 350 bachelor, 250 master, and 120 PhD students. With 52 permanent professors/associate professors, post-docs, researchers, technical, and administrative personnel, the Department has a total staff of 340 from more than 30 different countries. The Department aims to maintain high international standards within both research and teaching. The new bachelor program in bioscience is the first of its kind to include programming and computational modelling as core elements.

Deadline: 28 February 2023
Unit: Department of Biosciences
Campus:
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Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

PhD Research Fellow in Inorganic Materials Chemistry (Battery Materials)

PhD Research Fellow in Inorganic Materials Chemistry (Battery Materials)

Job description

A position as PhD Research Fellow in Inorganic materials chemistry (battery materials) is available at the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN), Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo, Norway.

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

Starting date no later than October 1, 2023.

The fellowship period is 3 years.

A fourth year may be considered with a workload of 25% that may consist of teaching, supervision duties, and/or research assistance. This is dependent upon the qualification of the applicant and the current needs of the department.

Knowledge development in a changing world – Science and technology towards 2030

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

More about the position

The field of battery materials is a rapidly growing area. Among various battery chemistries, Na-ion batteries have been recognized among promising solutions for stationary energy storage. However, further advancements in the field of Na-ion batteries requires new materials and understanding of their behavior.

The goal of this PhD Research Fellow is to develop new cathode materials for Na-ion batteries by combining synthesis, advanced characterization and electrochemical evaluation. Furthermore, part of the candidate’s work will be devoted to the understanding of the mechanisms of materials functionality.

The selected candidate will join a multidisciplinary battery team at Nanostructured Functional Materials group (NAFUMA).

The candidate is anticipated to collaborate with PhD Research Fellows, postdoctoral fellows and researchers working on materials synthesis, characterization and modelling within our battery group.

NAFUMA group at the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology/the Department of Chemistry has excellent capabilities and expertise in synthesis, advanced characterization and modeling. The group also specializes in structural studies by using operando methods for X-ray diffraction.

The battery activities at NAFUMA have been continuously developed over last ten years and has required tools for preparation, structural and electrochemical characterization of batteries and battery materials.

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 physics, chemistry, or materials science
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • Experience in synthesis of inorganic materials

Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2023 to complete the final exam.

The position’s subject area may require licensing under the Norwegian Export Control Act. In order to be considered for the position, it is a prerequisite that UiO must be able to be granted such licence. https://www.uio.no/english/studies/admission/master/export-control.html 

It is desirable that applicants have knowledge and experience in:

  • Fundamental understanding of the battery science and the experimental methods (electrochemical characterization, X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy).
  • Experience within one or several of the following areas: synthesis of inorganic and/or battery materials, electrochemical characterization of solids and battery materials, crystal structure determination and refinements, operando studies of materials.
  • Insights into atomistic modelling of inorganic materials

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
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in a Scandinavian language is required for a 4-year fellowship including teaching duties

English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements: https://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/regulations/regulations.html#toc8

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/

Personal skills

  • Willingness and ability to learn and apply new methods
  • Creative and skilled in working independently as well as a in a team environment
  • The candidate will interact with other coworkers and students at the research section, with research and industrial partners as well as have responsibilities in the laboratory. Hence, personal suitability and organizational skills will be given particular weight in the selection process.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 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

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter – statement of motivation and research interests. Describe your experience within one or several of the following areas: synthesis of inorganic and/or battery materials, electrochemical characterization of solids and battery materials, crystal structure determination and refinements, operando studies of materials
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of the original Bachelor and Master’s degree diploma, transcripts of records
  • Documentation of English proficiency (applies for non-EU citizens)
  • 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.

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships 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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

For further information regarding this position and recruitment process, please contact:

Assoc. Prof. Alexey Y. Koposov, phone: +47 9694531, e-mail: alexey.koposov@kjemi.uio.no

For technical questions regarding Jobbnorge, please contact:

HR Adviser Olga Holmlund, e-mail: olga.holmlund@mn.uio.no

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 Chemistry is Norway’s largest institution within research and education in chemistry. Our research excels internationally and we educate students to a wide variety of jobs in industry, academia, research institutions, schools and public administration. Our research ranges from the core topics of chemistry to applied science within in environmental, health, energy and materials.

The Department has extensive contacts with industry, research and educational institutions at home and abroad. As partner in the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology our researchers contributes to a significant interdisciplinary efforts in cooperation with the Department of Physics. The Department of Chemistry has its own school laboratory as a great resource for teachers, public outreach and the didactics of chemistry.

Deadline: 28 February 2023
Unit: Department of Chemistry
Campus:
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Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

PhD Research Fellow in Human-Computer Interaction

PhD Research Fellow in Human-Computer Interaction

Job description

Position as PhD Research Fellow in Human-Computer Interaction available at the Department of Informatics of the University of Oslo, Norway.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo. Starting date no later than October 1, 2023.

The fellowship period is three (3) years. A fourth year may be considered with a workload of 25 % besides the PhD candidate’s research. These additional responsibilities may consist of teaching, supervision duties, and/or research assistance. This is dependent upon the qualifications of the applicant and the current needs of the department.

Knowledge development in a changing world – Science and technology towards 2030

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

More about the position

We seek a talented and motivated student with a focus on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)/Interaction Design. The goal of the PhD position is to design interactive technologies that support the health and well-being of users in an inclusive and sustainable way. Health technologies are very close to the user’s body, work with sensitive data and can sometimes even become part of the user’s body. In this context, various aspects can and should be considered.

The PhD candidate should focus either (i) on the perception of health- and well-being technologies, how the interplay between the autonomy of the user and the autonomy of the technology can be understood, and how potential negative effects, such as perceived creepiness of technologies, can be addressed in the design of future technologies, and/or (ii) on designing interactive technologies for and with vulnerable users conducting an iterative, exploratory, and inclusive design process.

If you are enthusiastic about exploring such questions, this may be the right position for you. The HCI and design methods that could be used to address this research challenge encompass a wide spectrum and will be applied in an iterative manner. They can range from qualitative and quantitative HCI methods to theoretical analyses and other design approaches such as participatory design.

The PhD student may conduct studies with users who belong to vulnerable groups and may not be fluent in English. Thus, being proficient in a Scandinavian language is desirable but not required.

Research environment:

The PhD fellowship will be situated within the Design of Information Systems research group, which is part of the Department of Informatics at the University.

The Design group’s research aims to design alternative interactive artefacts that contribute to making the world a better place as expressed by, e.g., the UN’s sustainability goals: health care, work life, equality and participation, and societal institutions and democracy. The research of the Design group aims to identify negative effects of digital technologies but also demonstrate their positive potential.

The Design group’s research includes theoretical and conceptual work as well as empirical studies and the design of novel interactive systems

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 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.

Required qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in HCI, Interaction Design, Informatics, Computer Science, Psychology or a related field relevant to the position
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years of higher education in the Norwegian educational system
  • A very good command of English (reading/writing/speaking)

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience in designing and implementing interactive systems
  • Interest in conducting empirical research
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in a Scandinavian language

Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2023 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
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English

English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements:

https://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/regulations/regulations.html#toc8

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

  • Highly self-motivated and good organizational skills
  • Social skills such as being able to collaborate with a diverse and international team

We offer

  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 per year 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

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter – statement of motivation (maximum length: 1 page)
  • Research statement – description of research interests related to the position (maximum length: 2 pages)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • Copies of the original Bachelor and Master’s degree diploma, transcripts of records and
  • If available: Letter(s) of recommendation
  • Documentation of English proficiency (if required)
  • 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, email and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be submitted to 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.

Applicants will 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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

For further information please contact: Jasmin Niess, email: jasminni@ifi.uio.no or Tone Bratteteig, phone: +47 228 52427, e-mail: tone@ifi.uio.no

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

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 Informatics (IFI) is one of nine departments belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. IFI is Norway’s largest university department for general education and research in Computer Science and related topics. 

The Department has more than 1800 students on bachelor level, 600 master students, and over 240 PhDs and postdocs. The overall staff of the Department is close to 370 employees, about 280 of these in full time positions. The full time tenured academic staff is 75, mostly Full/Associate Professors.

Deadline: 28 February 2023
Unit: Department of Informatics
Campus:
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Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

PhD Research Fellow in Formal Methods and Software Engineering for Digital Twins

PhD Research Fellow in Formal Methods and Software Engineering for Digital Twins

Job description

Position as PhD Research Fellow in Computer Science available at Department of Informatics.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo. Starting date no later than October 1, 2023.

The fellowship period is three (3) years. A fourth year may be considered with a workload of 25 % that may consist of teaching, supervision duties, and/or research assistance. This is dependent upon the qualification of the applicant and the current needs of the department.

Knowledge development in a changing world – Science and technology towards 2030

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

More about the position

This position will investigate the use of sensor data from systems to decide how to compose models of those systems in a digital twin. The aim of the project is to establish principles for on-the-fly model composition that combine semantics and sensor data, and to develop solutions that work in practice.

The work will be conducted in the context of the project “Climate Barometer for the Oslo Fjord” in collaboration with researchers in applied mathematics and oceanography. The project will develop a digital twin to study the effects of extreme weather on the Oslo Fjord. In the project, the digital twin will be used to analyze the effects of extreme weather events on water circulation in the Oslo Fjord by combining models from oceanography and fluid dynamics. Digital twins are one of the central pillars of digitalization in engineering and are now increasingly used as a tool for natural science.

The project is conducted at an active research group at the Department of Informatics, which works on digital twin solutions from the perspective of software engineering and formal methods. This position is ideal for applicants who are interested in logic and formal descriptions as well as in software engineering and programming. In addition, by participating in the “Climate Barometer for the Oslo Fjord” project, you will contribute to the development novel digital twin solutions to help scientists understand and potentially tackle effects of climate change on ecosystems.

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 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.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science or equivalent fields
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • Excellent skills and experience in logic, formal methods or theoretical computer science
  • Excellent skills and experience in software engineering and programming in languages such as Java, Scala, Haskell, Erlang or Python

Desired Qualifications:

  • Interest or experience with mathematics and/or natural sciences
  • Experience with knowledge representation and semantic technologies
  • Experience with sensor data and timed streams
  • Experience with models of cyber-physical systems
  • Experience with scientific publication
  • Experience with teamwork and/or interdisciplinary research

Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2023 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
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements:

https://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/regulations/regulations.html#toc8

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 work structured, creative, independently and in a team
  • Enthusiasm, readiness to learn new knowledge, and ability to take initiative
  • Flexibility, ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines
  • The candidate should be highly self-driven and able to take responsibility for his/her own work, including troubleshooting and acquiring additional skills required to reach the project goals

We offer

  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 per year 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

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
  • 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 will 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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

For further information please contact: Einar Broch Johnsen, phone: +47 228 2509, e-mail: einarj@ifi.uio.no

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

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 Informatics (IFI) is one of nine departments belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. IFI is Norway’s largest university department for general education and research in Computer Science and related topics. 

The Department has more than 1800 students on bachelor level, 600 master students, and over 240 PhDs and postdocs. The overall staff of the Department is close to 370 employees, about 280 of these in full time positions. The full time tenured academic staff is 75, mostly Full/Associate Professors.

Deadline: 28 February 2023
Unit: Department of Informatics
Campus:
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Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

PhD Research Fellow in Mathematics

PhD Research Fellow in Mathematics

Job description

Position as PhD Research Fellow in Mathematics available 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.

Starting date no later than October 1, 2023. 

The fellowship period is 3 years. A fourth year may be considered with a workload of 25 % that may consist of teaching, supervision duties, and/or research assistance. This is dependent upon the qualification of the applicant and the current needs of the department.

We are looking for a talented student to work on mathematical aspects of quantum information theory within the areas of quantum Shannon theory and the theory of quantum entanglement. 

At the Department of Mathematics, the candidate will be affiliated with the group working on Operator Algebras in Section 6 and be part of its vibrant and inclusive environment. The candidate will also have the opportunity to interact with other fellows and senior researchers from the Departments of Physics and Chemistry who are part of the QOMBINE project, which is an interdisciplinary project on the “Mathematics for quantum computation and manybody theory”.

Knowledge development in a changing world – Science and technology towards 2030

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

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, Electrical Engineering or Physics
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • Documented good knowledge in one or more of the following areas: quantum information theory, mathematical physics, operator algebra, functional analysis
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements:

https://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/regulations/regulations.html#toc8

Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2023 to complete the final exam.

Desired qualifications:

  • For applicants with a MSc in Mathematics, a solid physics component of the education is desired
  • For applicants with a MSc in Physics, a solid mathematical component of the education is desired
  • For applicants with a MSc in Electrical Engineering, a solid mathematical and physics component of the education is desired
  • Experience with computer algebra systems like Mathematica or Maple and numerical software such as Matlab

Desired personal skills:

  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Being able to draw connections and see the broad picture
  • Independent and creative thinking
  • Being able to work in a group
  • Positive and enthusiastic
  • Willing to contribute to a positive working environment

Personal suitability of the applicant will be emphasized in the selection process.

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
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English

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:

We offer

  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 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

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
  • 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.

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

For further information please contact: Alexander Müller-Hermes, e-mail: muellerh@math.uio.no

For questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Ole Rustad,  e-mail: ole.rustad@mn.uio.no

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 Mathematics is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo. The Department is engaged in teaching and research covering a wide spectrum of subjects within mathematics, mechanics and statistics. The research is on theory, methods and applications. The areas represented include: fluid mechanics, biomechanics, statistics and data science, computational mathematics, combinatorics, partial differential equations, stochastics and risk, algebra, geometry, topology, operator algebras, complex analysis and logic.

We have almost 50 persons in permanent academic positions and a large number of post docs and Ph.D. students. We also have an administrative and technical staff. The department represents a leading research environment in mathematical areas in Norway, and has a highly international profile.

Deadline: 28 February 2023
Unit: Department of Mathematics
Campus:
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Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

PhD Research Fellow in Design of Information Systems

PhD Research Fellow in Design of Information Systems

Job description

Position as PhD Research Fellow in Design of Information Systems available at the Department of Informatics.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo. Starting date no later than October 1, 2023.

The fellowship period is three (3) years.A fourth year may be considered with a workload of 25 % that may consist of teaching, supervision duties, and/or research assistance. This is dependent upon the qualification of the applicant and the current needs of the department.

Knowledge development in a changing world – Science and technology towards 2030

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

More about the position

The PhD research will contribute towards advancing the DESIGN group’s research agenda on improving people’s everyday lives with the help of digital technologies. The research will have a special focus on the conceptualisation and design of technologies for work-life balance. It will be situated in the intersection of human-computer interaction (HCI), computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) and practice-centred computing.

Following on from the rise and popularisation of new forms of work, flexible working policies, and the design and development of digital technologies supporting and facilitating them, the engagement in mobile and nomadic work practices has become more and more common in contemporary society. Starting from the accomplishment of work in locations traditionally associated with non-work activities – e.g., home, parks, and cafés – and the shared use of devices and applications for personal and professional matters – e.g., smartphones, tablets, and laptops – the boundaries between work and non-work dimensions of people’s lives have increasingly become blurred, getting almost completely dissolved in some situations. Furthermore, events such as the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced a shift of working patterns into the home, and the creeping increase of workload and demands for productivity have been continuously contributing to work-life imbalances, affecting people’s physical and psychological health and well-being and, as a consequence, their quality of life. Many and various recent studies have been calling for measures to counteract these effects, so that people can live sustainable lives.

While much can be found in the literature about how digital technologies have been contributing to the blurring of work-life boundaries, less can be found on how they can be designed to support people to negotiate and draw these boundaries. There is also a lack of understanding of the extent to what digital resources – e.g., call blockers, non-disturb modes, and shields for the access of information and other work resources – have (not) been used to negotiate and draw boundaries for better work-life balance.

This PhD research will respond to these gaps in the literature, by investigating current technology-mediated boundary work practices, identifying design opportunities and conceptualising potential solutions to foster practices that can facilitate the achievement of a proper work-life balance through boundary work. It will draw on boundary theory and practice-centred approaches to seek answers to questions concerning the sort of tools and mechanisms currently available to people engaged in mobile and nomadic work practices to manage work-life boundaries; how they have been using an appropriating these tools; the extent to what these tools have been supporting them effectively, and how we can design to better support them. As such, it will address issues of communication, coordination, and cooperation, which have traditionally been studied within CSCW.

In order to achieve the research goals, the candidate is expected to engage in empirical investigations to inform the design of innovative technological solutions for the research problem, as for example, through ethnographic studies. It is also expected that the candidate will work closely with people experiencing such issues and seeking for solutions to them, so that they can actively participate in the conceptualisation of those solutions. The candidate should, therefore, have experience with or interest in working with qualitative research and participatory design approaches.

The DESIGN group is known for applying participatory design approaches to design of technologies and interaction mechanisms. We emphasize design that enhances the users’ embodied capabilities. Our aim is to strengthen people’s autonomy based on empirical explorations and constructive collaboration. Our conceptual and theoretical foundations are mainly rooted in phenomenology. The group research includes both conceptual and technical explorations of HCI, interaction design and user experience.

The PhD fellow is expected to contribute to the ongoing research and teaching in the group. Our current research focuses on how digitalization changes everyday activities. Our research aims at the design of alternative IT solutions that contribute towards making the world a better place. Some of the domains explored in the group includes, but are not constrained to health care, work life, equality and participation, societal institutions, and democracy.

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 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.

Required qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in informatics, computer science, HCI or interaction design with a specialization in participatory design, practice-centred computing or CSCW
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system

Desired qualifications:

  • Knowledge of qualitative research methods
  • Experience with the design and implementation of interaction mechanisms
  • Technical experience with prototyping
  • Theoretical interest in human perception – e.g., phenomenology – and practices – e.g., praxeology
  • Experience from teaching at university level

Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2023 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
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English

English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements:

https://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/regulations/regulations.html#toc8

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

  • Self-discipline
  • Responsibility
  • Engagement
  • Motivation
  • Oral and written communication
  • Teamwork
  • Analytical thinking
  • Critical and reflexive thinking

We offer

  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 per year 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

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter – statement of motivation and research interests
  • Short research proposal (3 pages max, excluding references), making it clear how the applicant interprets and plans to address the announced area of research
  • 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. In case translated documents are submitted, a certified translation is required.

Applicants will 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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

For further information please contact: Fabiano Pinatti, e-mail: fabiano.pinatti@ifi.uio.no or Tone Bratteteig, phone: +47 228 52427, e-mail: tone@ifi.uio.no

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

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 Informatics (IFI) is one of nine departments belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. IFI is Norway’s largest university department for general education and research in Computer Science and related topics. 

The Department has more than 1800 students on bachelor level, 600 master students, and over 240 PhDs and postdocs. The overall staff of the Department is close to 370 employees, about 280 of these in full time positions. The full time tenured academic staff is 75, mostly Full/Associate Professors.

Deadline: 28 February 2023
Unit: Department of Informatics
Campus:
Read the job description and apply online
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Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Surface Science and Catalysis

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Surface Science and Catalysis

Job description

Position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow available at Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN), Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo.

Starting date no later than October 1, 2023.

The appointment is a fulltime position and is for a period of four years (25 % of which is devoted to required duties, in the form of maintaining the Reactor STM – XPS laboratory, teaching activities and acquiring of basic pedagogical competency).

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

We seek a Postdoctoral fellow with documented qualifications and interests in surface science and catalysis related to technologies as CO2 utilization and NH3 abatement in the maritime sector. The work will blend into ongoing activities within the SMN centre, and the position will be affiliated with the research group for Nanostructures and Functional Materials (NAFUMA).

The overall aim for this Postdoctoral position is to take on the responsibility of our unique Reactor STM equipped with a gas-mixing system, QMS, LEED-Auger, EB-evaporator, leak valves and a preparation stage operative up to 1000oC. The equipment was recently upgraded with an integrated high resolution XPS. Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to take the lead on our NAP XPS synchrotron beam line experiments and to integrate the methodology with the High-Pressure Reactor STM. The research to be carried out will be coupled to our ongoing projects within CO2 utilization, i.e., conversion of CO2 into longer hydrocarbons combining thermal catalysis with photo- and electrocatalysis. Additionally, NAFUMA has a long tradition in studying catalytically driven reactions for abatement of NH3 slip via ammonia oxidation.

SMN is an interdisciplinary centre, promoting research in materials science and nanotechnology. The centre is an international leader in basic science within functional materials and nanoscience, with applications within energy, life science, environment and ICT. The successful candidate is expected to work as part of a team in SMN and the Department of Chemistry.

Knowledge development in a changing world – Science and technology towards 2030

Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN)

More about the position

Postdoctoral fellows who are appointed for a period of four years are expected to acquire basic pedagogical competency in the course of their fellowship period within the duty component of 25 %.

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 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 surface science or catalysis. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis and public defence are eligible for appointment.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Documented experimental experience within surface science, and solid competence in at least one of the two techniques, (NAP-)XPS and (Reactor) STM.

Personal skills

  • Conduct high-quality independent research
  • Interpersonal communication skills and strong teamwork ability
  • Willingness to collaborate with Researchers, Postdoctors, PhD and/or Master/Bachelor students in a specialty field
  • Self-motivation, creativity, genuine curiosity concerning the field of study, work discipline, professional ethics, and ambition

We offer

  • Salary NOK 544 400 – 626 300 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)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records
  • Letters of recommendation
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works 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.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications and the quality of the project, 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

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

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

If an applicant has applied for and been granted funding for a fulltime research stay abroad while being employed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, the employment will be prolonged with the equivalent time as the research stay, but for no longer than of twelve months (thus extending the employment to a maximum of four years)

The position’s subject area may require licensing under the Norwegian Export Control Act. In order to be considered for the position, it is a prerequisite that UiO must be able to be granted such licence.  https://www.uio.no/english/studies/admission/master/export-control.html

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

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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

For further information about this position and recruitment process, please contact:

Professor Anja Olafsen Sjåstad: phone: +47 228 55848, e-mail: a.o.sjastad@kjemi.uio.no.

For technical questions regarding Jobbnorge, please contact:

HR Adviser Olga Holmlund,  e-mail: olga.holmlund@mn.uio.no

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. 

Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN) is an interdisciplinary focus field for material and energy research at the University of Oslo. SMN has focused on basic research in renewable energy and environmentally friendly use of fossil energy sources.

The center consists of research groups from the Department of Physics (Fi) and Chemistry (Ki), has about 100 employees from around the world and manages more than 80 projects funded by the EU, the RCN and others.

Deadline: 28 February 2023
Unit: Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology
Campus:
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PhD Research Fellow in Instrumentation for high energy physics

PhD Research Fellow in Instrumentation for high energy physics

Job description

Position as PhD Research Fellow in Instrumentation for high energy physics is available at the Department of Physics.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo. Starting date no later than October 1, 2023.

The fellowship period is 3 years. A fourth year may be considered with a workload of 25 % that normally consists of teaching. This is dependent upon the qualification of the applicant and the current needs of the department.

Knowledge development in a changing world – Science and technology towards 2030

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

More about the position

The position is associated with the Norwegian ALICE project at CERN, funded by the Norwegian Research Council as part of the Norwegian Centre for CERN research (NorCC). The electronics and high energy physics sections at the Department of Physics, University of Oslo, participate in the ALICE experiment, which in 2022 entered the third round of data taking at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC Run-3).  In addition to physics analysis and related software development, the local ALICE group is involved in instrumentation activities associated with the ALICE Inner Tracking System (ITS) and Forward Calorimeter (FoCal), in collaboration with the heavy-ion groups at the University of Bergen and at University of South-Eastern Norway.

The Inner Tracking System (ITS) is the innermost detector of the ALICE experiment, closest to the interaction point of the LHC beams. During the recent long shutdown period at CERN, it has undergone a major upgrade, called ITS2, to improve its capabilities as a vertex and tracking detector. With more than 24000 monolithic active pixel sensors (MAPS), each with half a million pixels of 30 x 30 micrometers, distributed in 7 cylindrical layers surrounding the LHC beam line, the new ITS2 detector is today a 12.5 gigapixel camera capable of taking 50000 pictures every second. Covering an area of 10 square meters, it is at present the largest scale application of monolithic active pixel sensors in a high energy physics experiment, and the first LHC detector to use the MAPS technology.

Exploring new sensor designs requires extensive research and development effort. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the Norwegian activities in the ITS3 and other future detector projects in ALICE. The Norwegian groups will take active part in the development and testing of the new chip and updates of the readout electronics. Depending on the candidate’s background, this may include the development and characterization of MAPS test structures and detector concepts, beam tests and simulation studies, data analysis, and development of instrumentation and electronics.

The candidate will be based in Oslo but will be expected to spend some time participating in data taking and other ALICE activities at CERN or other collaborating institutions. The position will also include mandatory service work for the ALICE collaboration.

After a successful installation and commissioning of ITS2, the ALICE Collaboration now prepares for the next ITS upgrade, the ITS3 upgrade project. To achieve even better tracking precision and vertexing performance, the project is exploiting the rapid progress made for MAPS technology in the field of imaging for consumer applications. One of the features offered recently by CMOS imaging sensors technology is called stitching. This lithography technique overcomes the chip mask or reticle size limitations by using multiple exposures of a fixed repeating pattern. A tiny overlap at the edges makes it possible to connect the exposure to achieve a significantly larger sensor, only limited by the wafer size. Furthermore, if silicon is thinned below 50 micrometers, it can be bent like paper without breaking. This will open the door to wafer scaled ultra-thin curved sensors, making it possible to realize low-mass and truly cylindrical silicon-only sensor layers. This will facilitate unprecedented tracking and vertexing precision close to the interaction point, providing access to numerous new physics observables. ALICE therefore plans to upgrade the three innermost layers using this technology.

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.

Required:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in electronics, microelectronics, instrumentation, or a related field.
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • Knowledge of silicon detectors and good programming skills relevant for high energy physics applications
  • Experience in data analysis and/or simulations

Desired:

  • Experience from beam tests and other relevant experiments (strong advantage)
  • Knowledge of detector readout electronics and radiation effects in electronics

Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2023 to complete the final exam.

Grade and language 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
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • For candidates who would like to apply for a fourth year including teaching, good knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language is strongly preferred. 
  • English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements:

https://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/regulations/regulations.html#toc8

Personal skills:

  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and have the ability to cooperate with others.
  • Applicants must demonstrate an ability to communicate and work in a group environment, and to demonstrate suitable social and interpersonal skills.
  • Applicants must be willing to travel internationally to research facilities as required.
  • Applicants must have an enthusiasm for science.
  • Applicants must contribute to a sustainable social environment.

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/

The position’s subject area may require licensing under the Norwegian Export Control Act. In order to be considered for the position, it is a prerequisite that UiO must be able to be granted such licence; https://www.uio.no/english/studies/admission/master/export-control.html

We offer

  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 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

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter – statement of motivation and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, previous positions and academic work)
  • Copies of the original Bachelor and Master’s degree diploma, transcripts of records  and letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • List of any 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)
  • Applicants who are interested in teaching need to add to this application a description of their motivation for and (if any) experience with teaching.

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.

Interviews will be part of the hiring process.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships 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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

For further information please contact:

Professor Ketil Røed, e-mail: ketil.roed@fys.uio.no

Professor Trine S. Tveter, e-mail: t.s.tveter@fys.uio.no

Dr. Ionut C. Arsene, e-mail: i.c.arsene@fys.uio.no

For questions regarding Jobbnorge, please contact HR Adviser Elin Thoresen,  e-mail: elin.thoresen@mn.uio.no

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 research at the Department of Physics covers a broad range of subfields within physics and technology: From space research to medical physics. A good proportion of the research is interdisciplinary, and conducted in close cooperation with collaborators in Norway and abroad.

Education and teaching are other essential activities. We offer a broad range of courses, and the Department is involved in several study programmes at bachelor’s and master’s level. Some of the best lecturers in Norway are amongst our employees, and we are proud of our prizewinning teaching and learning environment. The Department has 200 employees, of which 50 are permanent scientific positions. On a yearly basis 20 students complete their Ph.D. and 50 finish their M.Sc. degree.

Deadline: 28 February 2023
Unit: Department of Physics
Campus:
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PhD Research Fellow in Stochastics, Differential Equations, and Risk

PhD Research Fellow in Stochastics, Differential Equations, and Risk

Job description

Position as PhD Research Fellow in Stochastics, Differential Equations, and Risk available 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.

Starting date no later than October 1, 2023. 

The fellowship period is 3 years. A fourth year may be considered with a workload of 25 % that may consist of teaching, supervision duties, and/or research assistance. This is dependent upon the qualification of the applicant and the current needs of the department.

The PhD position is framed in the research groups in Risk and Stochastics, Partial Differential Equations and Computational Mathematics.
The research carried out is strongly interdisciplinary and wide in methods. The PhD candidate, depending on the background and disposition, will be joining one of the groups in their research activity as described here:

The position is mostly intended within the areas of stochastic analysis, stochastic calculus, stochastic control, optimal stopping, stochastic partial differential equations. These areas will be prioritized. The focus is on the development of original mathematical methods aimed at the modelling of complicated phenomena arising in applications both from natural and social sciences, this includes research within risk and control problems from engineering as well as from finance, energy finance, sustainable economics, insurance. To study such models, techniques from both deterministic and stochastic analysis as well as numerical analysis will be developed and used.
The PhD fellow will work in a well-established and internationally oriented research group with high ambitions in research excellency. The group runs several research projects and is part of international research networks. This makes the environment vibrant and active. It is expected that the PhD fellow will take an active part both in research and in the section’s activities.

Knowledge development in a changing world – Science and technology towards 2030

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

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
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • A documented background at Master level in one or more of the following areas: stochastic analysis, (stochastic partial) differential equations, numerical analysis, probability, and mathematical statistics.

Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2023 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
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English 
  • English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements:

https://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/regulations/regulations.html#toc8

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:

We offer

  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 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

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
  • 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 may also include:

  • 1-3 letters of recommendation. These can be also sent directly to the contact persons (see 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.

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

For further information please contact:

Professor Giulia Di Nunno, e-mail: giulian@math.uio.no, phone: +47 22 85 58 54, mobile: +47 938 47 589

Professor Nils Henrik Risebro, email: nilshr@math.uio.no, phone: +47 22 85 60 27, mobile: +47 924 37 734

For questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Ole Rustad,  e-mail: ole.rustad@mn.uio.no

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 Mathematics is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo. The Department is engaged in teaching and research covering a wide spectrum of subjects within mathematics, mechanics and statistics. The research is on theory, methods and applications. The areas represented include: fluid mechanics, biomechanics, statistics and data science, computational mathematics, combinatorics, partial differential equations, stochastics and risk, algebra, geometry, topology, operator algebras, complex analysis and logic.

We have almost 50 persons in permanent academic positions and a large number of post docs and Ph.D. students. We also have an administrative and technical staff. The department represents a leading research environment in mathematical areas in Norway, and has a highly international profile.

Deadline: 28 February 2023
Unit: Department of Mathematics
Campus:
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PhD Research Fellow in Computer Science

PhD Research Fellow in Computer Science

Job description

Position as PhD Research Fellow in Computer Science is available at Department of Informatics, University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo. Starting date no later than October 1, 2023.

The fellowship period is three (3) years. A fourth year may be considered with a workload of 25 % that may consist of teaching, supervision duties, and/or research assistance. This is dependent upon the qualification of the applicant and the current needs of the department.

Knowledge development in a changing world – Science and technology towards 2030

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

More about the position

In the LEAP project (Leveraging Energy-Aware Programming), we will investigate if it is possible to develop a model for energy-aware programming and implement the needed tools to support it. This PhD position will be the main research position.

The idea of an energy-aware programming model is to support the programmer, such that programming choices for lower energy consumption become more clear.

In the project you will work with methods to better quantify and evaluate the efficiency of specific and representative programs. To evaluate the programs and different program transformation, you will need to understand their behaviour. This is not different from how efficiency of programs is investigated by running the programs. This work will be supported by laboratories and researchers at Roskilde University, Denmark, that have studied several aspects on software’s energy consumption and is working on a testing bench; it is therefore expected that you will have extended research stays here.

In all, the goal of this PhD project is to build a foundation for understanding and quantifying of energy consumption for modern hardware, languages, compilers and run-time system.xw

More information on the project:
https://www.mn.uio.no/ifi/english/research/projects/leap/

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 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.

Qualification requirements:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • Prior knowledge of programming language technology and transformation, including compilers, program transformation and program analysis

Desired qualifications:

  • Prior knowledge of programming language design, including formal semantics or type systems
  • Prior knowledge, theoretical or practical, of programming models and computational complexity

Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2023 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
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements:

https://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/regulations/regulations.html#toc8

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

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. Therefore, the candidate should have good communication skills and be able to work independently. This includes:

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a multidisciplinary and international team,
  • Ability to give and receive constructive scientific criticism,
  • High motivation for interdisciplinary collaboration,
  • Ability to write in a scientific, structured, clear and concise manner.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 per year 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

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
  • Possibly: 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 will 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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

For further information please contact: Michael Kirkedal Thomsen,e-mail: michakt@ifi.uio.no

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

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 Informatics (IFI) is one of nine departments belonging to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. IFI is Norway’s largest university department for general education and research in Computer Science and related topics. 

The Department has more than 1800 students on bachelor level, 600 master students, and over 240 PhDs and postdocs. The overall staff of the Department is close to 370 employees, about 280 of these in full time positions. The full time tenured academic staff is 75, mostly Full/Associate Professors.

Deadline: 28 February 2023
Unit: Department of Informatics
Campus:
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Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

PhD Research Fellow in Experimental Porous Media Physics

PhD Research Fellow in Experimental Porous Media Physics

Job description

Position as PhD Research Fellow in experimental porous media physics is available at the Centre of excellence (SFF) PoreLab at the Njord Centre/the Department of Physics.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo. Starting date no later than October 1, 2023.

The fellowship period is 3 years. A fourth year may be considered with a workload of 25 % that normally consists of teaching. This is dependent upon the qualification of the applicant and the current needs of the department.

Knowledge development in a changing world – Science and technology towards 2030

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

More about the position

This position is open at the Njord Centre in the project CO2Basalt (https://www.mn.uio.no/njord/english/news-and-events/news/co2basalt.html) funded by the University of Oslo. It involves a collaboration between geologists and physicists of the Center of Excellence PoreLab (https://porelab.no/)

The aim of PoreLab is to describe the flow in porous media on scales ranging from micrometers to kilometers and for highly different media. The approach is based on a combination of theory, simulations and experiments. The successful candidate must a have strong background in experimental physics, but is expected to collaborate in a cross-disciplinary environment that includes chemists, geologists and engineers.

The candidate will perform experiments on density-driven convection which is of central importance for CO2 storage. When CO2 is dissolved in water, it forms carbonic acid, resulting in a slight increase in density and a change in acidity (pH). The purpose of the project entitled Gravitational instabilities during water-CO2 flows in fractures, is to investigate the convective mechanics of CO2 dissolved in water in model porous media and fractures and estimate the pH field using a pH analysis methods developed by PoreLab. Along with flow experiments on 3D printed fractures and porous models, the candidate may develop numerical models that can simulate density-driven convection.

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.

Required:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in experimental physics, experimental physical chemistry or experimental fluid mechanics. Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • Background in hydrodynamics
  • Background in statistical physics or porous media physics

Desired:

  • Background in chemistry
  • Background in numerical simulations
  • Background in image analysis

Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2023 to complete the final exam.

Grade and language 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
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • For candidates who would like to apply for a fourth year including teaching, good knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language is strongly preferred. 
  • English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements: 

https://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/regulations/regulations.html#toc8

Personal skills:

  • Teamwork skills, as well as the ability to work independently
  • Enthusiasm, personal drive, and ability to take initiative
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility, ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines

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/

The position’s subject area may require licensing under the Norwegian Export Control Act. In order to be considered for the position, it is a prerequisite that UiO must be able to be granted such licence; https://www.uio.no/english/studies/admission/master/export-control.html

We offer

  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 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

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter – statement of motivation and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, previous positions and academic work)
  • Copies of the original Bachelor and Master’s degree diploma, transcripts of records  
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • List of any 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)
  • Applicants who are interested in teaching need to add to this application a description of their motivation for and (if any) experience with teaching.

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.

Interviews will be part of the hiring process.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships 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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

For further information please contact:

Prof. Knut Jørgen Måløy, phone: +47 413 23 979, e-mail: k.j.maloy@fys.uio.no

For questions regarding Jobbnorge, please contact HR Adviser Elin Thoresen,  e-mail: elin.thoresen@mn.uio.no

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 research at the Department of Physics covers a broad range of subfields within physics and technology: From space research to medical physics. A good proportion of the research is interdisciplinary, and conducted in close cooperation with collaborators in Norway and abroad.

Education and teaching are other essential activities. We offer a broad range of courses, and the Department is involved in several study programmes at bachelor’s and master’s level. Some of the best lecturers in Norway are amongst our employees, and we are proud of our prizewinning teaching and learning environment. The Department has 200 employees, of which 50 are permanent scientific positions. On a yearly basis 20 students complete their Ph.D. and 50 finish their M.Sc. degree.

Deadline: 28 February 2023
Unit: Department of Physics
Campus:
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Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

PhD Research Fellowship in data and cold-region science

PhD Research Fellowship in data and cold-region science

About the position

A PhD Research Fellowship at the intersection of data and cold-region sciences is available at the Department of Geosciences at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

The fellowship has a 4-year duration and will be devoted to research education at the intersection of data science and cryospheric sciences. The PhD project is in particular investigating possibilities to use data science approaches for quantifying mountain permafrost and its hydrological significance under climate change, based on a combination of data science with remote sensing, numerical modelling and field experiments. The position is funded through the University of Oslo dScience centre (www.uio.no/dscience) to which the successful candidate will contribute a working time equivalent of 25%. The PhD fellow will be expected to participate in regular project team meetings and will be able to spend an extended period abroad visiting one of our international collaborators. The PhD fellow is also expected to publish research results in leading international journals and present at major international conferences. Note that no one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo. Starting date no later than 01.10.2023.

The position is affiliated with the Department’s Section for Physical Geography and Hydrology, which has long-term experience in investigating the terrestrial cryosphere and is involved in various high-level research projects and centers. (See for instance http://www.mn.uio.no/geo/english/about/organisation/geohyd). We offer a lively, friendly and collaborative research environment in cold regions sciences, in particular in glaciology, remote sensing, geohazards, hydrology and geomatics. We participate among others in projects by the European Union and the European Space Agency, for instance its climate change initiative, such that the successful candidate will have excellent opportunity to participate in international research networks.

The position is in collaboration with Centre for Computational and Data Science (dScience) at the University of Oslo (UiO). dScience is a center developing and supporting interdisciplinary research within computational and data science across UiO together with partners in industry and public sector. In addition to hosting research programs and projects, dScience develops mechanisms collecting, managing, and sharing high-quality data for academic and business development purposes in Norway and internationally. dScience focuses on basic, long-term research, creates collaboration across disciplines and sectors, offers community services and contributes to the education and supervision of students.

Job description:

The PhD candidate will combine data science approaches such as machine learning with remote sensing data sets for land cover classification and ground motion, numerical model output related to mountain permafrost (such as the CryoGrid permafrost model), and field measurements related to permafrost hydrology. Candidates with relevant prior research experience in these areas will therefore be given preference. A detailed project plan will be developed in col-laboration with the successful candidate.

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 Master’s degree or the equivalent in a relevant scientific field, e.g. geosciences, data sciences, geomatics, physics, environmental sciences, or similar. 
  • Applicants must demonstrate a strong background and interest in one or several of data science approaches, remote sensing and numerical modelling.  
  • Applicants should be able and willing to participate in fieldwork in cold environments.
  • Applicants should have an inquisitive nature and desire to work with complex environmental questions.
  • Applicants should show enthusiasm for research, be motivated to learn new techniques and show the ability to work independently, while being an active member of a research team.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English are required.

In particular, previous experience with one or several of the following topics will be regarded beneficial in the selection process:
1.    data science approaches such as machine learning and big data methods,
2.    remote sensing of Earth surface processes,  
3.    numerical modelling of permafrost,
4.    geophysical methods for permafrost and mountain hydrology, 
5.    skills in programming and remote sensing processing.

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
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements:

 https://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 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:

We offer

  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 per annum depending on qualifications and seniority as PhD Research Fellow (position code 1017)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • A highly dynamic and motivated team of international researchers
  • Career development programmes, professional courses and workshops
  • 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 and research interests)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates and transcripts
  • 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).

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.

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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

For further information please contact: Andreas Kääb, e-mail: kaeaeb@geo.uio.no

or Sebastian Westermann, e-mail: sebastian.westermann@geo.uio.no

For questions regarding Jobbnorge, please contact HR Adviser Ole Rustad, e-mail: ole.rustad@mn.uio.no

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, Study of sedimentary basins, Environmental geosciences and Crustal Processes. We also hosts 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, and are important contributors to IPCC (UN’s Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change). The staff consists of 40 professors and associate professors, in addition to postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, researchers, technical- and administrative staff. The Department has more than 200 employees.

Deadline: 15 March 2023
Unit: Department of Geosciences
Campus:
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PhD Research Fellow in Hydrogen Storage for a Stationary Hub

PhD Research Fellow in Hydrogen Storage for a Stationary Hub

Job description

A position as PhD Research Fellow in hydrogen storage is available at the Department of Technology Systems, University in Oslo.

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

Preferred starting date as soon as possible; suggested 1st April 2023.

The fellowship period is 3 years. 

The available PhD Research fellow position is part of the newly established Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME) HYDROGENi, which is a collaborative effort from over 50 Norwegian and European partners focusing on research and innovations within hydrogen and ammonia.

The PhD candidate will work closely with our partner company Siemens, and other international academic collaborators with the goal of enabling hydrogen storage for emerging large-scale applications.

Efficient hydrogen storage is key for the deployment of hydrogen as an energy carrier. For safe and effective storage in metal hydrides, the alloy composition needs to be optimized to improve the performances, the cost and environmental sustainability of the medium. The candidate will focus on the synthesis and characterization of low-temperature and low-pressure metal hydrides, for instance TiFe-based materials, and the effect of partial element substitution on the structural and hydrogenation properties, on cycle life and resistance to contamination.

Solid-state synthesis, structural and hydrogenation characterization will be performed at laboratories at UiO, at Synchrotron and Neutron powder diffraction beamlines, and at facilities of our partners. A pilot storage system containing the new metal hydrides will be tested and optimized under realistic conditions of the designed stationary hub envisioned by Siemens.

The candidate will be part of a vibrant research group at the Energy Systems section of the Department of Technology Systems, UiO, at Kjeller, interacting with a team of researchers, PhD and master students, and a network of international colleagues (for instance prof. Jacques Huot, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, among others). Furthermore, the PhD candidate will be part of a national network of PhD candidates through a parallel project HySchool (Norwegian research school on hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels) where ITS is leading the activities on hydrogen storage and distribution.

The research and innovation environment of HYDROGENi will offer a unique opportunity to enable cross-disciplinary ideas towards sustainable introduction and use of hydrogen technologies. With the project the candidate will gain solid foundations to develop competences in a growing field of global relevance.

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.

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
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English evt. and a Scandinavian language.

English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements:

https://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/regulations/regulations.html#toc8

Required qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in chemistry, physics, energy, engineering, or related topic
  • Documented knowledge or research background on metal hydrides, hydrogen technology, energy storage
  • The candidate should also possess good interpersonal and communication skills and show high level of motivation to work as part of an international team
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system

Desired qualifications:

  • Competence in solid-state synthesis (for instance arc melting, ball milling)
  • Experience with X-ray diffraction
  • Familiarity with pressure-composition-temperature measurements
  • Experience with Rietveld refinement
  • Familiarity with other microstructural analysis techniques, such as scanning electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
  • Ability to write in a structured, clear and concise manner

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/

Personal skills

  • High interest in the topic
  • Critical thinking, attitude for team work and knowledge sharing
  • Willingness to travel abroad for short periods of research to collaborative partners
  • Positive and inclusive attitude to colleagues and students with various backgrounds and skills
  • Ability to work in a structured manner

We offer

  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 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

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).

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. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

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.

A fourth year may be considered with a workload of 25 % that may consist of teaching, supervision duties, and/or research assistance. This is dependent upon the qualification of the applicant and the current needs of the department.

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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

For further information about the position and recruitment process, please contact:

Professor Sabrina Sartori, phone: +47 98676975, e-mail: sabrina.sartori@its.uio.no

For technical questions regarding Jobbnorge, please contact:

HR Adviser Olga Holmlund, e-mail:olga.holmlund@mn.uio.no

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 University of Oslo (UiO) is expanding the activity at Campus Kjeller to strengthen our education, research, and innovation in technology for a sustainable future. UiO is a well-ranked research university where the Department of Technology Systems at Kjeller (ITS) is focused on applied research in sustainable energy, autonomous systems, space, and security.

At Kjeller, ITS is co-located with the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (FFI) and the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), which both offer rich opportunities for collaboration. ITS also has a range of interdisciplinary research collaborations that include the UiO Blindern Campus and Oslo Science City, as well as many other national and international institutions and industries.

ITS offers several master level programmes, alone and jointly with other departments: Renewable energy systems, Cybernetics and autonomous systems, Robotics and intelligent systems, and Information security. ITS also hosts the Centre for Space Sensors and Systems (CENSSS), which incorporates operation of an instrument on the NASA Perseverance rover on Mars. A new master program in Space systems is in the planning stage.

The department currently has 9 permanent scientific staff, approximately 35 adjunct staff from the research institutes at Kjeller and from industry, as well as about 20 PhD candidates.

This position is part of an ongoing expansion of the UiO activity at Campus Kjeller. Campus Kjeller is located 20 km northeast of Oslo, between the city center and Oslo Airport. It is a 20 minutes commute with public transportation from Oslo city center to the campus.
 

Deadline: 20 February 2023
Unit: Department of Technology Systems
Campus:
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Post expires on Monday February 20th, 2023

Doctoral Research Fellow in law – FME NorthWind 

Doctoral Research Fellow in law – FME NorthWind 

Job description

A position as Doctoral (PhD) Research Fellow is available at the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo.

The position is externally funded and forms part of the research project NorthWind – Norwegian Research Center on Wind Energy, which is a Research Center for Environmentally Friendly Energy (FME). The host institution for the project is Sintef in Trondheim. The Doctoral Research Fellow will have his/ hers workplace at the Scandinavian Institute for Maritime Law, Department for energy and resource law, in Oslo. The Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law is a partner with Sintef in the project.

More about the position

The Doctoral Research Fellow will contribute to work package 5 (WP5) in the NorthWind project on sustainable offshore wind development, and is expected to write a doctoral thesis on contracts related to the planning, development and operation of offshore wind projects. The overall purpose of WP5 is to develop “tools and insights for sustainable development of wind energy to create a successful export industry, reduce cost and uncertainty, and resolve environmental and societal conflicts”. The project will form part of subgroup 1, which focuses, among other things, on contracts and business models for the development and operation of offshore wind projects, including how different solutions can contribute to innovation, cost-efficiency and circular economy (“materials circularity”). The doctoral Research Fellow is expected to write a doctoral thesis on issues that fall within this topic, and must expect to work closely with the other project participants involved in WP5. 

Relevant topics should be connected with contracts and contract models adapted to the special concerns relating to offshore wind. A possible approach could be to identify key contracts/performance elements and risk issues related to the delivery, installation and operation of offshore wind turbines, and analyse these in the light of current or possible contract solutions and the contractual background law. The dissertation may take as its starting point fundamental questions of contract law that arise at the intersection between traditional areas of contract such as sale of goods, manufacturing/construction law and maritime law. Particular questions relate to the need for new technology and development solutions (especially in the case of floating offshore wind) and the allocation of responsibility and risk in this regard, and to the regulation of project management (variation order mechanisms, etc.) in the case of complex deliveries consisting of different performance elements and long supply chains. It may be relevant to take as a starting point established contract models and solutions from the Norwegian offshore petroleum industry and look at how these are relevant for/can be adapted to offshore wind. Another possible approach could be to look at the relationship between relevant public law rules (including the licensing system and licensing conditions) and relevant contracts and contract models. Procurement law issues may also be relevant. These examples are not exhaustive. Other issues and approaches can also be considered.

The thesis should be based on Norwegian or Nordic contract law and/or contract tradition within relevant fields. The thesis can be a monograph or based on 3-5 articles.

For more information about the center and its research and industrial partners, see https://www.northwindresearch.no.

The period of appointment is preferably for a period of four years with 75% research and 25% teaching duties, alternatively three years without teaching duties. A four-year fellowship requires that the candidate can contribute to the current teaching needs of the Faculty of law.

Qualification requirements and personal skills

  • A Norwegian five-year master’s degree in in law, or equivalent education, is required at the time of application.
  • Normally, the applicant should have grades that place the person in the top 10-15 % of the graduates in the subject. This also applies to the master’s thesis.
  • The project’s working language is both Norwegian and English. The applicant should therefore have good command of both Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language) and English.
  • The applicant must be able to work independently and in a structured manner.
  • Good collaboration skills, the ability to contribute to professional development and a willingness to actively take part in the development of a good professional environment are required.

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Letter of application, describing the applicant’s motivation and suitability for the position.
  • CV (complete overview of education, practice and professional work, including an overview of previously published academic/scientific works by the applicant) 
  • A 5-10 pages project outline, explaining how the applicant envisages approaching the research topic 
  • Certified copies of diplomas with all grades included in the degree and certificates (if the original language of diplomas/certificates are not English or a Scandinavian language, an English language translation must be provided in addition to a copy of the original. Foreign diplomas must include an official documentation about the grading system, together with the official grading scale.
  • Up to 3 scientific works. If the works have been written by several authors, the distribution of work between them must be documented with a declaration of co-authorship 
  • List of referees (minimum 2 persons, with contact information, email and telephone numbers

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

Assesment basis

The applicant must submit a project description of 5-10 pages in which the research topic, its importance and relevance for Norwegian law and for the NorthWind project, choice of theory and scientific method, any research ethical challenges and how the work is planned to be carried out must be explained.

When assessing the applicants, emphasis will be placed on the project description, the candidate’s academic achievements, previous written work and the applicant’s professional and personal qualifications for carrying out the project within the allotted time.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

The candidates are evaluated by a Selection Board, which ranks the candidates based on the criteria indicated above and conducts interviews with short-listed candidates. In a few cases a dedicated interview committee will be formed. The Appointment Committee of the Faculty of Law will take a final decision about the hiring of the candidate.

We offer

  • Salary from NOK. 501 200 to 544 400 per year (position code 1017)
  • A pleasant and inspiring work environment 
  • Pension scheme in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund 
  • Good welfare schemes

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Doctoral 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.

Employed research fellows will be linked to one of the faculty’s research groups.

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.

Inclusion and diversity are goals in the Faculty’s strategy. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

Professor Ivar Alvik, e-mail: ivar.alvik@jus.uio.no, or Professor Catherine Banet, e-mail: catherine.banet@jus.uio.no

For practical application questions: Siri Martenson: siri.martenson@jus.uio.no

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 Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law consists of a Maritime Law department, and a department for Petroleum and Energy Law and is one of five institutes at the University of Oslo Faculty of Law. NIFS is the Nordic hub for maritime law and a resource centre for maritime law and petroleum law research internationally. The institute has an international profile, with a global student body.

Deadline: 20 February 2023
Unit: The Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law
Campus:
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Post expires on Monday February 20th, 2023

PhD Research Fellow position in Sedimentology and Petrography

PhD Research Fellow position in Sedimentology and Petrography

Job description

A PhD Research Fellow position in Sedimentology and Petrography is available at the Study of Sedimentary Basins within the Department of Geosciences at the University of Oslo. 

Starting date as soon as possible – preferably before April 1st. The fellowship period is 3 years with the possibility of a 4th year with compulsory other work (e.g. teaching duties at the Department of Geosciences).

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

The position is part of the project DeepReservoir: Predicting reservoir properties in deep structures on the Norwegian Continental Shelf: The critical role of chlorite-coats at the universities of Bergen and Oslo, funded by the Norwegian Research Council, Equinor and AkerBP. The main ambition for DeepReservoir is understand the controls on development of porosity-preserving coats of the mineral chlorite on quartz grains. This is important firstly because chlorite coats preserve reservoir properties in deep (3-6 km) reservoirs, something that is of key importance in infrastructure-led exploration for hydrocarbons. There is currently no way to assess the probability of good chlorite coats in un-drilled structures, something which makes deep prospects risky. Secondly, chlorite effectively mineralizes CO2. This effect will be important for large-scale CO2-storage, but we currently know little about the distribution of chlorite in subsurface reservoir rocks. 

A detailed project plan will be developed in collaboration with the successful candidate, depending on qualifications and interests.

About the project and work tasks:

The main objectives of this PhD project is to investigate the sedimentological controls on chlorite coats on quartz grains in subsurface reservoirs, and provide petrographical competence and assessments to the project team. In particular, the PhD project will consists of 1) analysis of the Tilje Formation offshore Mid-Norway in terms of petrography, chlorite coats, provenance and source to sink through analysis of core, well and well data, 2) analysis of the Ostreaelv Formation in Jameson Land, East Greenland through two field expeditions in 2023 and 2024 using outcrop data, 3) collaboration with the project team which has expertise in modelling, sedimentology, data integration and geophysics, and 4) writing of peer-reviewed scientific articles about petrography and provenance of the studied formations and petrographic and provenance controls on  chlorite coats. The candidate will work closely with the industry partners.

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.

Required qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or equivalent in earth science that is relevant to the project or have submitted his/her master’s thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded. A foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) must correspond to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system. 
  • Experience with petrography techniques (thin section microscopy, modal analysis, XRD, SEM) is a requirement.
  • Experience with field work is a requirement. 
  • The candidate must be willing and able to conduct tent-based field work in east Greenland together with the project team.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
  • Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English.

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience of core and log data and interpretation is an advantage. 
  • Experience with shallow-marine deposits is an advantage. 
  • Experience of seismic interpretation (ideally with Petrel) is an advantage. 
  • Knowledge of and interest for mineralogy and geochemistry is advantageous to the position.

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.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements: https://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/regulations/regulations.html#toc8

Personal skills:

  • The candidate will work as part of a team and needs good communication and interpersonal skills.

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:

We offer

  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 per annum depending on qualifications as PhD Research Fellow (position code 1017)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • A budget for travel and research assistance
  • 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 and transcripts of records
  • 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).

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.

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.

A fourth year may be considered with a workload of 25 % that may consist of teaching, supervision duties, and/or research assistance. This is dependent upon the qualification of the applicant and the current needs of the department.

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

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

For further details about the position, please contact Professor Jens Jahren, e-mail: jens.jahren@geo.uio.no

or Associate Professor Christian Haug Eide, e-mail: Christian.Eide@uib.no

For questions regarding Jobbnorge, please contact HR Adviser Ole Rustad, e-mail: ole.rustad@mn.uio.no

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, Study of sedimentary basins, Environmental geosciences and Crustal Processes. We also hosts 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, and are important contributors to IPCC (UN’s Inter-governmental Panel on Cliamte Change). The staff consists of 40 professors and associate professors, in addition to postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, researchers, technical- and administrative staff. The Department has more than 200 employees.

Deadline: 13 February 2023
Unit: Department of Geosciences
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