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PhD Research Fellowship in Marine Geology and Geophysics

Job description

This is a position as PhD Research Fellow in Geosciences, with an emphasis on marine geology and geophysics, available at the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics – CEED, the Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo

The fellowship period is for 4 years, with 3 years devoted to carrying out one of the two project alternatives given below. The position also entails a compulsory work load of 25 % that may consist of teaching, supervision duties, and research assistance.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo. Starting date no later than 01.10.2019.

More about the position

This PhD position is affiliated with several research groups at CEED in an interdisciplinary effort to explore the intricate role of plate tectonics and mantle dynamics in shaping the long-term climate. The project focus will be established with the successful candidate and possible topics include:

1) Submarine volcanism

Seamount volcanism is attributed to magmatic processes connected to the formation of new ocean floor/oceanic crust (seafloor spreading), or to the modification of this crust by subsequent intra-plate volcanism. Intra-plate volcanism may also be the result of local processes like lithosphere cracking or melt extraction from heterogeneous mantle small-scale sub-lithospheric convection, or shear-induced melting of low-viscosity pockets of asthenospheric mantle located along the base of the lithosphere. In this project, we aim to evaluate the correlations between oceanic volcanic features (seamounts and other small igneous edifices), the oceanic crust morphology and evolution, and the upper mantle – including mantle plumes.

2) Structure and evolution of oceanic transform faults and fracture zones

The mid-ocean ridge plate boundaries contain thousands of kilometer of transform fault segments and the oceanic lithosphere preserved a huge number of fracture zones (fossil transform segments). They are playing an important role not only in plate tectonics, but also in stirring sediments and ocean currents. The oceanic lithosphere involved in these regions is prone to serious deformation and alteration. This project will study in detail selected fracture zones and aims to explore their role in regional oceanic circulation.

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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.

  • Master’s degree or equivalent  in Geosciences, with an emphasis on marine geology and geophysics
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • The project involves geophysical and geological data interpretation, compilation and modelling, therefore the candidate should must have strong numerical skills and a background in quantitative geophysics. Additional knowledge and skills in oceanography, climate and/or biology will be an advantage.

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

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

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

The fellowship requires admission to the PhD 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/

We offer

  • Salary NOK 449 400 – 505 800 per annum depending on qualifications as PhD Research Fellow (position code 1017)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

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 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).

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews in person or on video conferences.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

Contact information

Professor Carmen Gaina, carmen.gaina@geo.uio.no

For questions about the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Torunn Standal Guttormsen, t.s.guttormsen@mn.uio.no

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About the University of Oslo 

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

Centre for the Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) is a Norwegian Centre of Excellence that provides a stimulating and well-funded research environment. The main goal of the centre is to develop a model that explains how mantle processes drive plate tectonics and trigger massive volcanism and associated environmental and climate changes throughout Earth’s history.

The centre explores the distribution and history of tectonic plates in time and space, and examines the driving mechanisms that steer all stages of the ‘Wilson Cycle’, and aims to establish the links between Earth’s interior, crust and oceans, atmosphere and biosphere. CEED endeavors to also unravel similarities and differences of our planet with earth-like planetary bodies.
The centre was established in 2013 and consists of about 70 full time and part time professors and researchers, PhD Research Fellows and Postdoctoral Research Fellows.Apply for this job

Deadline

05.05.2019

Post expires on Sunday May 5th, 2019

PhD Research Fellowship in Machine learning for image analysis

Job description

A PhD Research Fellowship in Machine learning for image analysis is available at the Department of Informatics.

The fellowship period is 3 years. Candidates may be offered one additional year by the Department of Informatics; the 4 years position then entails a compulsory work load of 25% that consists of teaching and supervision duties.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.Starting date no later than 01.10.2019.

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More about the position

The position is located in the Digital Signal Processing and Image Analysis (DSB) group, and will focus on deep learning for image analysis for complex visual data. The focus of the position will be on studying methods for understanding the explainability and robustness of deep learning based on convolutional networks for image recognition. If the network predicts a certain object, e.g. a tumor, the goal is to be able to provide insights into what supports this decision in different layers, and which spatial regions are most important, and how certain is the prediction.

The DSB group works on several imaging applications.  The candidate will work on deep learning applied to several of these image analysis applications, to investigate the measures of explanation related to the application.

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.

  • Master’s degree or equivalent preferably in machine learning or image analysis. A background in physics/statistics/applied mathematics can also be considered given that the candidate has formal competence in machine learning and/or image analysis
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • Documented knowledge and experience in Python programming is required
  • Documented knowledge and experience in frameworks like TensorFlow or PyTorch is desirable
  • A solid background in mathematics, linear algebra, and/or statistics is also required
  • Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2019 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

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

We offer

  • salary NOK 449 900 – 505 800 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017)
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • cover letter
  • statement of motivation 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
  • letters of recommendation 
  • documentation of English proficiency for International applicants
  • 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).

Short-listed 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.

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.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/

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

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

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

Contact information

Professor Anne Solberg, + 47 22 85 24 35, anne@ifi.uio.no

For technical questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Torunn Standal Guttormsen, +47 22 85 42 72, t.s.guttormsen@mn.uio.no

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About the University of Oslo 

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

The 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 1400 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 scientific staff is 75, mostly Full/Associate Professors.

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Deadline

07.04.2019

Post expires on Sunday April 7th, 2019

PhD Research Fellowship in Long-term climate perturbations

Job description

A PhD Research Fellowship position is available at the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) at the University of Oslo (UiO).

The successful candidate will pursue his/her PhD studies for a total period of 36 months. The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. We are looking for self-motivated, highly qualified candidate with solid theoretical background and in the upper segment of his/her class. The successful candidate will work in international teams, and good written and oral communication skills in English are required.

Starting date July/August 2019. We offer a joint PhD position in Long- term climate perturbations at CEED/Department of Geosciences.

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Project description

The process of plate tectonics plays an intricate role in shaping the climate on geological time-scales. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the most important greenhouse gas in Earth’s atmosphere in regulating planetary temperature, and on geological time-scales it seems to be principally controlled by plate tectonic forcing, both via sources (volcanic emissions and metamorphic decarbonation in continental arcs) and sinks (silicate weathering and organic carbon burial). On shorter time-scales, large igneous provinces (LIPs) perturb the climate system through massive release of gases to the atmosphere, either from lavas and shallow intrusions, or remobilized from sedimentary rocks subjected to metamorphism in contact with sub-volcanic sills, dikes, and igneous centres. Depending on the fluxes during the evolution of LIPs, the released gases may cause a range of environmental and climatic effects on various timescales.

The position is affiliated with several research groups at CEED in an interdisciplinary effort to explore the intricate role of plate tectonics in shaping the long-term climate, and the PhD work will focus on:

(1)   Refining Palaeogeographic reconstructions

(2)   Assembling palaeogeographic biome maps to delineate climate gradients and weatherability

(3)   Estimating continental flooding to construct flooding maps with effective land-area weatherability.

(4)   Evaluating enhanced silicate weathering effects due to LIP emplacement

(5)   Modelling atmospheric CO2 (in close collaboration with Dana Royer, Wesleyan University, USA)

For plate reconstructions the PhD candidate will use GPlates, and for carbon modelling the GEOCARBSULF ─ a long-term carbon and sulfur cycle model.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Climate science or an otherwise related field
  • Experience working with plate reconstructions, paleogeography, paleoclimatology, carbon cycle, weathering processes, and/or large igneous provinces is advantageous for the position
  • Desired (but not required) qualifications include familiarity with ARC-GIS systems, Python Programming, GPlates reconstruction software and GEOCARBSULF modelling

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.

Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June 2019 to complete the final exam.

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:

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

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

A good command of English is required.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 449 400 – 505 800 per year depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, position code 1017.
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter summarizing applicant’s motivation and accomplishments
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript 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.

Successful candidates will be selected for interviews in person or via Skype.

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

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

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

Contact information

Professor Trond H. Torsvik; t.h.torsvik@geo.uio.no or Researcher Henrik H. Svensen, hensven@geo.uio.no

For information about the electronic recruitment system, please contact HR manager Torunn S. Guttormsen; t.g.guttormsen@mn.uio.no

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About the University of Oslo 

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

Centre for the Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) is a Norwegian Centre of Excellence that provides a stimulating and well-funded research environment. The main goal of the centre is to develop a model that explains how mantle processes drive plate tectonics and trigger massive
volcanism and

associated environmental and climate changes throughout Earth’s history.
The centre explores the distribution and history of tectonic plates in time and space, and examines the driving mechanisms that steer all stages of the ‘Wilson Cycle’, and aims to establish the links between Earth’s interior, crust and oceans, atmosphere and biosphere. CEED endeavors to also unravel similarities and differences of our planet with earth-like planetary bodies.
The centre was established in 2013 and consists of ca. 70 full time and part time professors and researchers, PhD Research Fellows and Postdoctoral Research Fellows.

Deadline

15.05.2019

Employer

University of Oslo

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Post expires on Wednesday May 15th, 2019

PhD candidate position in Computational Biology and Gene Regulation

Job description

Applications are invited for a funded 3-year position as PhD candidate (SKO 1017) in the Computational Biology and Gene Regulation Group at the Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM), University of Oslo, a Nordic EMBL partner for Molecular Medicine. The research group is led by Anthony Mathelier.

The group was established in 2016 and focuses on gene expression regulation and the mechanisms by which it can be disrupted in human diseases such as cancers. In a nutshell, the group develops and applies computational approaches to analyse in house (through  collaborations with groups at the Institute for Cancer Research, where the group is also affiliated) and public multi-omics data to study gene expression dysregulation. Amongst others, our current projects aim at developing new computational methods and tools for (1) improving the prediction of transcription factor (TF) binding sites; (2) prioritizing somatic mutations dysregulating the gene regulatory program in cancer cells; (3) understanding the interplay between TF binding and DNA methylation in cancers, (4) characterizing the landscape of active promoters and enhancers in breast cancer; and (5) assessing the transcriptional impact of transition from diploid to aneuploid cells in breast cancer. See http://mathelierlab.com for further information.

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More about the position

We seek an individual highly motivated by the development of computational models and tools dedicated to the analysis of biological data. We are looking for applicants excited about combining life sciences and computation to analyse gene expression regulation. The ideal candidate will be collaborative, independent, with strong enthusiasm for research, and should have experience in statistical / machine learning modelling and computer programming (mainly Python, R, and bash) dedicated to the analysis of large-scale genomics data. Being familiar with gene expression regulation in general, DNA methylation, and TF binding is an advantage. The selected candidate will develop

computational models to study the binding of TF to DNA and how mutations in cis-regulatory regions can trigger carcinogenesis. The position is open to applicants with a background in computational biology/bioinformatics, computer science, or related fields. We offer a stimulating environment with excellent working and social benefits.

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

Qualification requirements

  • Master degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, or a related field
  • Proficiency in programming (Python, R, bash)
  • Ability to collaborate with researchers from different fields and at different career stages
  • Willingness to be part of a team to share knowledge and skills
  • Experience with analysis of genomics data sets
  • High drive for science
  • Proficiency in English
  • Knowledge of eukaryotic gene expression regulation is an advantage
  • Knowledge of molecular biology is an advantage

We offer

  • salary NOK 449 400 – 505 800  per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • cover letter (outlining motivations, career goals, past achievements, and research interests)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • list of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments (PDF format) 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.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

Contact information

Inquiries about the position can be directed to group leader Anthony Mathelier: anthony.mathelier@ncmm.uio.no

Inquiries about application/how to apply can be directed to HR-adviser Nina Modahl: ninam@ncmm.uio.no

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About the University of Oslo 

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

Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM) was established in 2008 and is the Norwegian node in the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. NCMM is a joint venture between the University of Oslo, Health Region South-East and the Research Council of Norway. From 2017 NCMM is merged with the Biotechnology Centre of Oslo and now has altogether 11 research groups. The overall objective of NCMM is to conduct cutting edge research in molecular medicine and biotechnology as well as facilitate translation of discoveries in basic medical research into clinical practice.

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Deadline

17.03.2019

Employer

University of Oslo

Post expires on Sunday March 17th, 2019