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PhD in Stone Age engravings and visual expressions 

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a PhD Fellowship in engravings and visual expressions in the stone age at the Museum of Archaeology, Department of Collections. The position is vacant from 01.12.2022.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development through a PhD education leading to a doctoral degree.

The hired candidate will be admitted to the PhD program in Social Sciences. The education includes relevant courses to about six months of study, a dissertation based on independent research, participation in national and international research environments, relevant academic communication, a trial lecture and public defense. Read more about the PhD education at UiS on our website.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively.

Research topic

Engravings and visual expressions in the stone age

The Museum of Archaeology at UiS houses a unique collection of modified and ornated bone and stone artefacts dated to the Mesolithic and Neolithic period (c. 8000-2000 BC). The main objective of this PhD-project is to conduct a study of these portable art(efacts) and their surface modifications, with the intention of gaining more knowledge about their acquisition, curation, use, deposition and archaeological context. Through a systematic analysis of this assemblage, the ultimate goal of this project would be to reveal insights into important but hitherto understudied aspects of prehistoric lifeways in Norway, such as concepts of aesthetics, traditions of mark and art making, and/or iconography, identity, religion and abstract communication in general.

Due to the development of analytical techniques within areas such as digital microscopy, archaeometry and 3D recording, even the faintest surface modification, mark or engraving can today be analysed in unprecedented detail. The successful candidate should therefore use one or several types of digital, microscopic and/or archaeometric methods, preferably within a combined archaeological, experimental and/or traceological research framework. 

Re-invigorating understudied assemblages from the archaeological collections is an important objective at the Museum of Archaeology in Stavanger. The current collection encompasses various items, such as hatchets, pickaxes, axes, miniature hatchets, bone and slate arrows, sinkers, flutters, ornated with notches, lines, zig zags, nets and other abstract patterns. Occasionally figurative expressions also occur. Animal figurines and ornated Neolithic pottery make up other potential objects of study.

Basic documentation and new empirical information are needed for describing and mapping various aspects such as context, motifs, and artefact functionality. While some finds are from settlement sites and rock shelters, the majority of portable items are stray finds.  An essential part of this project would therefore be to search archives and reports and systematically record and compile information that can reveal something about the broader archaeological context, in which these artefacts once were part of. The ornated artefacts are often made of raw materials prone to erosion, and the engravings may fade away over time. It is therefore both timely and critical to investigate these items, and the PhD-candidate is expected to include specimens from the AM-collection in their project. Items and materials from other geographical areas can also be included for comparison in a diachronic study if this can intelligently be aligned with the project’s primary objectives.

Methodological and theoretical approaches

The PhD-position is strategically linked to the overarching theme “Energy”, a topic central to the University of Stavanger’s 2030 long-term strategy. Within this theme, the Museum of Archaeology is specifically focusing on human creativity, skills, and knowledge and how this can be inferred from past technologies. A technological and/or biographic approach would therefore be welcomed.  Various theoretical and methodological approaches can be employed, and some of these are described in the sections below. In their evaluation of the applicants, the committee will prioritize project proposals that narrow down the research topic (analytically, empirically, thematically, geographically, and temporally) in a clear and logical way.

One avenue of investigation could be a large-scale diachronic study following the development of expressional forms across the chronological Mesolithic-Neolithic border, for example through the study of various motifs across artefact types. Alternatively, a synchronous small-scale approach can be pursued, for example, in-depth traceological/functional analysis of certain/singular artefact types and/or raw material categories (stone, bone). It would also be possible to employ a traceological and/or experimental approach, to understand better how the artefacts were made or used, and the processes they have been through before, during and after their use and deposition.

In several cases, it remains to be verified whether marks and engravings were intentionally made and intended as decoration or were caused by the manufacturing process, for hafting purposes or for informational/numerical/ communicative storage. An essential focus of this PhD project would therefore be to gain a better understanding of which surface modifications represent intentional mark-making for communicative or aesthetic purposes, and which may be more related to functional or mechanical use. Some marks may be linked to the artefact production while others could have a taphonomic origin (such as damage during deposition, excavation and/or curation). It is therefore essential to investigate how the engravings were manufactured. Can we detect consecutive episodes of incision-making, indicative of long-time and repetitive use and/or the involvement of different artisans?

Another question that may be posed in this project would be how the marked or engraved artefacts were used.  Were they commissioned for non-utilitarian purposes, such as amulets, or personal ornaments, or did they also serve as decorated hunting- and fishing tools? To address the issue of artefact function it would be natural to employ a combination of use-wear analysis (macro-wear, microwear), micro residue analysis and experimental and/or ethnographic archaeology.

A study of decorated objects can also be used to discuss a range of immaterial aspects of prehistoric life, and it may shed light on how abstract concepts such as art, religion, identity and social relationships materialized and were maintained and communicated physically. Previous studies have, for example, interpreted decorated artefacts as personal or group-based ornaments, as ceremonial objects used in rituals, as prestige items in gift exchange, or as symbols of power and social relationships or hierarchies.

This PhD project can also focus on the cognitive aspects involved in the manufacturing of abstract patterns. Contemporary rock art imagery from has been relatively well examined and digitally documented in Norway and a possible fruitful approach could be to study visual motifs across portable art and rock art, by compiling and comparing digitized images.

Finally, the production of ornated objects is often associated with animals. Bone and antler were routinely used in the Mesolithic and Neolithic as raw material and ornated items like arrows and sinker stones are associated with hunting and/or fishing. Thus, an approach focusing on human-animal relationships and/or subsistence strategies could include, but not be limited to, exploring the presence of formal trade/exchange networks, gendered or socially structured craftmanship, transmission of knowledge and apprenticeship, the use of objects in storytelling, rituals or in defining human-animal engagement.

Feasible methodological approaches may include:

  • Study the production sequences involved in manufacturing the engravings by the use of advanced stereomicroscope and micro-imaging and scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
  • Acquire information of markings and engraving through 3D-scanning and RTI-photography, search for novel engravings/markings on objects where they are not visible to the naked eye, or faint due to erosion/degradation.
  • Functional/traceological studies (macro-wear, microwear) aiming to investigate how the artefacts were curated, repaired, reworked, and re-used, and to establish artefact life histories, undertake experiments to make baseline for microwear analysis.
  • Investigate artefact- and raw material provenance, through the use of ZOOMS (bone/antler artefacts) or elemental, molecular or textural studies for example through the use of spectroscopic techniques or petrographic methods (e.g., XRF, FTIR, RAMAN, XRD, micromorphology) (stone artefacts)
  • Contextualise the portable artefacts through archive-based studies and GIS-analysis/mapping
  • Utilization of micro-imaging and identify microscopic residues which can inform of aesthetic enhancement, functional use, the production process and/or taphonomy.
  • Digitize the ornaments and study the patterns/motifs across portable art and rock art, or across artefact types

For a candidate already familiar with digital and traceological methods, the Museum of Archaeology can provide access to analytical equipment such as basic stereoscopic and polarized light microscopes, advanced stereomicroscope with a wide zoom ratio (which stack images and can be used from macro to micro imaging and 3D imaging), portable 3D scanner, micro desktop scanner, RTI kit, portable XRF, FTIR Spectrometer, and a portable Raman Spectrometer. Various microscopic equipment can be accessed at other UiS faculties.

Support and assistance for sample and object preparation, micro residue analysis, XRF-analysis and macro-microscopic imaging can be provided by researchers in our conservation department. The candidate can be offered technical assistance and training in traceology through collaboration with one of our partner institutions.

Project proposal

As an applicant, you must prepare a preliminary project proposal for a doctoral project within the subject area, which explains the problem, relevance, theoretical and methodological approach. The preliminary project proposal is heavily weighted in the application assessment, and applications which do not have a project description attached will not be assessed. A project proposal template can be found here.

During the first three months of the employment period, the project proposal and progress plan will be further developed in cooperation with your supervisors and completed for the final plan for the PhD-project.

Prosjektskisse

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year NOKUT approved master’s degree (3+2) within archaeology, preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger both the grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade. If you finish your education (masters degree) in the autumn of 2022 you are also welcome to apply.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F, and/or with other types of credits than sp/ECTS, must attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale and a Diploma Supplement or similar that explains the scope of the subject that are included in the education. You can use these conversion scales to calculate your points for admission.

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • professional and personal skills for completing the doctoral degree within the timeframe ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
  • ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
  • having a good command of both oral and written English

Marte Pupe Støyva

Arkeologisk Museums bibliotek

Requirements for competence in English

A good proficiency in English is required for anyone attending the PhD program. International applicants must document this by taking one of the following tests with the following results:

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-Based Test (IBT). Minimum result: 90 IELTS – International English Language Testing Service. Minimum result: 6.5
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) og Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge PTE Academic – Pearson Test of English Academic. Minimum result: 62

The following applicants are exempt from the above requirements:

  • Applicants with one year of completed university studies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA
  • Applicants with an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
  • Applicants with a completed bachelor’s and / or master’s degrees taught in English in a EU/EEA country

We offer

  • a PhD education in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure.
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 501 200 gross per year 
  • development according to seniority in the position. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance and retirement benefits favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous parental leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme
  • language courses: On this page you can see which language courses you may be entitled to (look up “language courses” under employment conditions)

Diversity

University of Stavanger values independence, involvement and innovation. Diversity is respected and considered a resource in our work and learning environment. Universal design characterises physical and digital learning environments, and we strive to provide reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities.

You are encouraged to apply regardless of gender, disability or cultural background.

Contact information

More information on the position (and project description) can be obtained from Associate professor and Head of research at the museum, Anja Mansrud, email: anja.mansrud@uis.no, tel: +47 41 68 21 38, or Head of Department Magnus Mathisen Haaland, email: magnus.m.haaland@uis.no, tel: +47 51 83 25 88

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR Advisor Salla Andersen, email: salla.andersen@uis.no, tel: +47 51 83 1976

UiSrektorkjede

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Your application letter, relevant education and work experience as well as language skills must be registered here. In your application letter, you must state your research interests and motivation for the position.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application:

  • project proposal, a project proposal template can be found here.
  • CV with a full summary of your education and experience, publications or other relevant research work
  • references, certificates/diplomas and other documentation that you consider relevant
  • Diploma Supplement or similar and a confirmed conversion scale if this is required
  • documentation on competence in English if this is required

Applications are evaluated based on the information available in Jobbnorge at the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above and that you have attached the necessary documentation.

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload.

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act. If your request is not granted, you will be notified.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in Jobbnorge.

General information

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to UiS.

Employment as PhD Fellow is regulated in “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident”.

Your qualifications for the position, based on documentation registered in Jobbnorge, will be assessed by an internal expert committee.

Based on the committee’s statement, relevant applicants will be invited to an interview before any recommendations are made. References will also be obtained for relevant candidates. More about the hiring process on our website.

The appointee will be based at the University of Stavanger, with the exception of a stay abroad at a relevant centre of research.

It is a prerequisite that you have a residence which enables you to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the Norwegian text takes precedence.

Elisabeth Tønnessen

Arkeologisk Museum Vikingsjakk

UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12 000 students and 2 200 employees. The university has high ambitions. We strive to have an innovative and international profile, and be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Our common direction is driven by consideration for green and sustainable change and equitable social development, through new ways of managing natural resources and facilitating better cities and local communities. Energy, health and welfare, learning for life are our focus areas.

In constant collaboration and dialogue with our surroundings, regionally, nationally and internationally, we enjoy an open and creative climate for education, research, innovation, dissemination and museum activities. Academic life at the University of Stavanger is organised into six faculties comprising various departments/schools and National Research Centres, as well as the Museum of Archaeology. We are a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university is located in the most attractive region in the country with more than 300 000 inhabitants.

The Stavanger region has a dynamic labour market and exciting cultural and leisure activities.

Together with our staff and students we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

The museum has an academic staff with researchers in archeology, conservation, various natural sciences and more recent cultural history. The staff covers several fields within conservation, laboratories, photographic services, archives and scientific collections, management tasks under the Cultural Heritage Act, exhibition production, graphic design, school service and public involvment. The museum publishes two series of writings which are point-giving in CRIStin. The museum currently has a total of 80 permanent employees in four departments and in the museum administration.

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Deadline

22nd January 2023

Post expires on Sunday January 22nd, 2023

PhD Fellowship in Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a PhD Fellowship in Natural Language Processing (NLP) at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The position is vacant from spring 2023.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development through a PhD education leading to a doctoral degree.

The hired candidate will be admitted to the PhD program in Science and Technology. The education includes relevant courses amounting to about six months of study, a dissertation based on independent research, participation in national and international research environments, relevant academic communication, a trial lecture and public defence. Read more about the PhD education at UiS on our website.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively, or four years with both research and 25% compulsory duties. This will be clarified in the recruitment process.

Research topic

Dementia refers to a set of symptoms associated with various brain diseases. Dementia causes progressive and long-term deterioration in at least three of the following domains: memory, language, visual-spatial skills and knowledge, personality and general behavior, and interaction skills. Early detection of patients with cognitive impairment may improve care for this population.

Language impairment is a core feature of patients with dementia of the Alzheimer’s type (AD). They frequently have word retrieval issues, and their speech production is typically characterized by empty phrases, speech automatisms, and contextually incorrect words. Therefore, there has been an increase in interest in developing novel technological approaches to aid in the clinical diagnosis and assessment of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in recent years (ADRD).

Natural language processing (NLP), an essential AI-powered technology, plays an important role in smart healthcare due to its ability to analyze and understand human language. NLP can be considered as a potential method for identifying patients with cognitive impairment from speech and electronic health records (EHR). It can assist healthcare professionals in making better decisions for patients.

The successful candidate will focus on how Natural Language Processing and machine learning could more accurately identify groups than traditional screening tools and be sensitive to subtle differences in speech between the groups, with the following general objectives:

  • Explore the state-of-the-art of NLP role in smart healthcare applications
  • Explore how NLP can support patients with Cognitive Impairment
  • Develop hybrid ML experimental solutions to detect the early signs in speech in a group who are at high risk for later conversion to AD by leveraging NLP methods
  • Disseminate the results of the research in international and peer-reviewed journals and conferences
  • Write a successful dissertation based on the developed research and defend it

Marius Vervik/UiS

Samarbeid studenter UK

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Information Technologies, Signal Processing or a relevant subject area, preferably acquired recently; or who possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger both the grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade. If you finish your education (masters degree) in the spring of 2023, you are also welcome to apply.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F, and/or with other types of credits than sp/ECTS, must attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale and a Diploma Supplement or similar that explains the scope of the subjects that are included in the education. You can use these conversion scales  to calculate your points for admission.

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • programming skills
  • familiarity with Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing
  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • professional and personal skills for completing the doctoral degree within the timeframe
  • ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
  • ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
  • having a good command of both oral and written English
Vegg Kjølv Egelands hus

Requirements for competence in English

A good proficiency in English is required for anyone attending the PhD program. International applicants must document this by taking one of the following tests with the following results:

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-Based Test (IBT). Minimum result: 90
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing Service. Minimum result: 6.5
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge
  • PTE Academic – Pearson Test of English Academic. Minimum result: 62

The following applicants are exempt from the above requirements:

  • Applicants with one year of completed university studies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA
  • Applicants with an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
  • Applicants with a completed bachelor’s and / or master’s degrees taught in English in a EU/EEA country

We offer

  • a PhD education in a large, exciting and societally important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure.
  • colleague-based guidance programme (NyTi) if teaching is a part of your position
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 501 200 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme
  • language courses: On this page you can see which language courses you may be entitled to (look up “language courses” under employment conditions)

Diversity

University of Stavanger values independence, involvement and innovation. Diversity is respected and considered a resource in our work and learning environment. Universal design characterises physical and digital learning environments, and we strive to provide reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities.

You are encouraged to apply regardless of gender, disability or cultural background.

The university aims to recruit more women within the subject area. If several applicants are considered to have equal qualifications, female applicants will be given priority.

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Associate Professor Mina Farmanbar, tlf: +47 51 83 45 07, e-mail: mina.farmanbar@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR advisor Rosa Andrade, tel: +47 51 83 11 91, e-mail: rekruttering@uis.no.

UiSrektorkjede

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Your application letter, relevant education and work experience as well as language skills must be registered here. In your application letter, you must state your research interests and motivation for the position.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application:

  • cover letter explaining your interest in the project and the relevance of your background and experience to the position. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
  • CV with a full summary of your education and experience
  • references, certificates/diplomas and other documentation that you consider relevant
  • Diploma Supplement or similar and a confirmed conversion scale if this is required
  • documentation on competence in English if this is required
  • publications or other relevant research work

Applications are evaluated based on the information available in Jobbnorge at the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above and that you have attached the necessary documentation. 

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload.

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act. If your request is not granted, you will be notified.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in Jobbnorge.

General information

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. If your application is considered to be in conflict with the criteria in the latter legislation, it will be rejected without further assessment.

Employment as PhD Fellow is regulated in “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident“.

Your qualifications for the position, based on documentation registered in Jobbnorge, will be assessed by an internal expert committee. Based on the committee’s statement, relevant applicants will be invited to an interview before any recommendations are made. References will also be obtained for relevant candidates. More about the hiring process on our website.

The appointee will be based at the University of Stavanger, with the exception of a stay abroad at a relevant centre of research.

It is a prerequisite that you have a residence which enables you to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the English text takes precedence.

Kjlv Egelend

UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 2,200 employees. The university has high ambitions. We strive to have an innovative and international profile, and be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Our common direction is driven by consideration for green and sustainable change and equitable social development, through new ways of managing natural resources and facilitating better cities and local communities. Energy, health and welfare, learning for life are our focus areas.

In constant collaboration and dialogue with our surroundings, regionally, nationally and internationally, we enjoy an open and creative climate for education, research, innovation, dissemination and museum activities. Academic life at the University of Stavanger is organised into six faculties comprising various departments/schools and National Research Centres, as well as the Museum of Archaeology. We are a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university is located in the most attractive region in the country with more than 300,000 inhabitants. The Stavanger region has a dynamic labour market and exciting cultural and leisure activities.

Together with our staff and students we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

The Faculty of Science and Technology offers study programs at bachelor, master and doctoral level. The faculty has established close cooperation on research with NORCE (Norwegian Research Centre AS) and the regional industry. A number of master’s and doctoral theses are made in collaboration with the industry. The faculty has established research collaborations with universities in the US and Europe, and has developed several academic environments that are at the forefront internationally.The faculty has about 2,800 students and approximately 500 employees at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Structural Engineering and Materials Science, Department of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering, Department of Energy Resources and the Department of Safety, Economics and Planning.

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science carries out research within Computer Science, Data Science, Cybernetics, Signal Processing and Biomedical Engineering. The Department offers a bachelor program in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and master programs in Computer Science, Data Science, Cybernetics, Signal Processing and Biomedical Engineering. In addition, the Department offers a PhD program in the aforementioned areas. There are currently 70 employees, including research fellows and postdocs, and 900 students at the Department. 

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Deadline

8th January 2023

Post expires on Friday January 6th, 2023

PhD Fellowship in Hydrogen Storage in Porous Media

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a PhD Fellowship in Hydrogen Storage in Porous Media at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Energy Resources. The position is vacant from 01/01/2023.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development leading to a doctoral degree.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively.

The hired candidate will be admitted to the PhD program in Science and Technology. The education includes relevant courses amounting to about six months of study, a dissertation based on independent research, participation in national and international research environments, relevant academic communication, a trial lecture and public defence. Read more about the PhD education at UiS on our website.

Research topic

The PhD Fellow will be affiliated with the following project “Hydrogen Storage in Geological Porous Media: On the Repurposing of Depleted Gas Fields”. 

The hydrogen economy as a low-carbon solution will be critical to decarbonising heavy industry and transitioning to net-zero emissions by 2050. Given the intermittency of renewable resources used to produce green hydrogen, cost-effective storage options are needed to maintain smart grid stability and balance fluctuations in energy demand. Depleted gas reservoirs offer good storage capacity and have the advantage of existing infrastructure. Thus, if they can be repurposed for hydrogen transport and storage, a big step can be taken towards reducing the cost of transforming communities into a carbon neutral society. However, practical experience with underground storage of hydrogen is still rare. The problem is that unlike natural gas, hydrogen has unique physical and chemical properties that can lead to dispersion, dissolution, conversion, geo- and biochemical reactions with potential loss of stored gas, integrity issues and leakage problems. 

The main objective of this project is to evaluate the potential of repurposing existing depleted gas reservoirs and their available infrastructure for the geological storage of hydrogen. This is done through a series of experimental and numerical simulations that can determine the potential loss of hydrogen during or after storage and help to understand how the hydrogen plume migrates in depleted reservoirs. 

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within Petroleum Engineering or Geoscience preferably acquired recently; or who possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate. Competence within geological storage, reservoir engineering and geochemistry will be considered an advantage.

The project will be a combination of experimental and numerical studies where long-term aging tests, microbiological evaluation and compositional analysis are used together with field scale measurements to build a reactive flow transport model that can simulate hydrogen migration in porous media. Hence, a candidate who is familiar with laboratory measurements (especially microbiological and geochemical analysis), and numerical modeling is desired. 

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger both the grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F, and/or with other types of credits than sp/ECTS, must attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale and a Diploma Supplement or similar that explains the scope of the subjects that are included in the education. You can use these conversion scales  to calculate your points for admission.

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • professional and personal skills for completing the doctoral degree within the timeframe
  • ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
  • ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
  • having a good command of both oral and written English
Vegg Kjølv Egelands hus

Requirements for competence in English

A good proficiency in English is required for anyone attending the PhD program. International applicants must document this by taking one of the following tests with the following results:

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-Based Test (IBT). Minimum result: 90
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing Service. Minimum result: 6.5
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge
  • PTE Academic – Pearson Test of English Academic. Minimum result: 62

The following applicants are exempt from the above requirements:

  • Applicants with one year of completed university studies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA
  • Applicants with an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
  • Applicants with a completed bachelor’s and / or master’s degrees taught in English in a EU/EEA country

We offer

  • a PhD education in a large, exciting and societally important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure.
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 501 200 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position.A higher salary may be considered in special cases. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme
  • language courses: On this page you can see which language courses you may be entitled to (look up “language courses” under employment conditions)

Diversity

University of Stavanger values independence, involvement and innovation. Diversity is respected and considered a resource in our work and learning environment. Universal design characterises physical and digital learning environments, and we strive to provide reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities.

You are encouraged to apply regardless of gender, disability or cultural background.

The university aims to recruit more women within the subject area. If several applicants are considered to have equal qualifications, female applicants will be given priority.

Contact information

More information on the position and project description can be obtained from Professor Raoof Gholami, tel: +47 51831406, e-mail: raoof.gholami@uis.no or Professor Mark van der Giezen, tel: +47 51834493, e-mail: mark.vandergiezen@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-advisor Margot Amelia Treen, tel: +47 51831419, e-mail: rekruttering@uis.no.

UiSrektorkjede

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Your application letter, relevant education and work experience as well as language skills must be registered here. In your application letter, you must state your research interests and motivation for the position.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application:

  • CV with a full summary of your education and experience
  • references, certificates/diplomas and other documentation that you consider relevant
  • Diploma Supplement or similar and a confirmed conversion scale if this is required
  • documentation on competence in English if this is required
  • publications or other relevant research work

Applications are evaluated based on the information available in Jobbnorge at the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above and that you have attached the necessary documentation. 

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload.

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act. If your request is not granted, you will be notified.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in Jobbnorge.

General information

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. If your application is considered to be in conflict with the criteria in the latter legislation, it will be rejected without further assessment.

Employment as PhD Fellow is regulated in “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident“.

Your qualifications for the position, based on documentation registered in Jobbnorge, will be assessed by an internal expert committee. Based on the committee’s statement, relevant applicants will be invited to an interview before any recommendations are made. References will also be obtained for relevant candidates. More about the hiring process on our website.

The appointee will be based at the University of Stavanger, with the exception of a stay abroad at a relevant centre of research.

It is a prerequisite that you have a residence which enables you to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the English text takes precedence.

Morten Berentsen

Campus Ullandhaug 2022

UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 2,200 employees. The university has high ambitions. We strive to have an innovative and international profile, and be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Our common direction is driven by consideration for green and sustainable change and equitable social development, through new ways of managing natural resources and facilitating better cities and local communities. Energy, health and welfare, learning for life are our focus areas.

In constant collaboration and dialogue with our surroundings, regionally, nationally and internationally, we enjoy an open and creative climate for education, research, innovation, dissemination and museum activities. Academic life at the University of Stavanger is organised into six faculties comprising various departments/schools and National Research Centres, as well as the Museum of Archaeology. We are a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university is located in the most attractive region in the country with more than 300,000 inhabitants. The Stavanger region has a dynamic labour market and exciting cultural and leisure activities.

Together with our staff and students we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

The Faculty of Science and Technology offers study programs at bachelor, master and doctoral level. The faculty has established close cooperation on research with NORCE (Norwegian Research Centre AS) and the regional industry. A number of master’s and doctoral theses are made in collaboration with the industry. The faculty has established research collaborations with universities in the US and Europe, and has developed several academic environments that are at the forefront internationally. The faculty has about 2,800 students and approximately 500 employees at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Structural Engineering and Materials Science, Department of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering, Department of Energy Resources, Department of Safety, Economics and Planning and the Department of Chemistry, Bioscience and Environmental Engineering

The Department of Energy Resources boasts an international environment for staff and students. The research is associated with societal challenges and opportunities stemming from environmentally-friendly energy and climate. This includes production and storage of energy resources and disposal of waste products in the subsurface, geosciences, technology for improved oil recovery (IOR), and decision & data analytical methods and applications. The department offers study programs relevant for exploration, storage and production of natural resources and modeling for improving decision-making and value creation.

We have broad collaboration with other universities, research institutes and industry. The department has an international focus with a large degree of English as teaching language and mobility of students and staff. The Department of Energy Resources has ca. 45 members of staff, including PhD students and post-doctoral fellows.

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Deadline

1st December 2022

Post expires on Thursday December 1st, 2022

PhD Fellowship in Mathematics/Statistics

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a PhD Fellowship in mathematics/statistics at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mathematics and Physics. The position is vacant from January 2023.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development through a PhD education leading to a doctoral degree.

The hired candidate will be admitted to the PhD program in Science and Technology. The education includes relevant courses to about six months of study, a dissertation based on independent research, participation in national and international research environments, relevant academic communication, a trial lecture and public defence. Read more about the PhD education at UiS on our website.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively, or four years with both research and 25% compulsory duties. This will be clarified in the recruitment process.

The following research areas in mathematics are represented within the department:

  • Complex analysis and complex geometry
  • Algebraic geometry
  • Mathematical physics and differential geometry
  • Harmonic analysis
  • Statistics

We seek candidates with background within one of these areas but those with projects within the areas of complex analysis and complex geometry; algebraic geometry; string theory, supersymmetry and geometry; and statistical process control and survival analysis will be preferred among otherwise equally qualified candidates.

Marius Vervik/UiS

Samarbeid studenter UK

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within mathematics/statistics, preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger both the grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade. If you finish your education (masters degree) in the spring of 2023, you are also welcome to apply.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F, and/or with other types of credits than sp/ECTS, must attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale and a Diploma Supplement or similar that explains the scope of the subject that are included in the education. You can use these conversion scales  to calculate your points for admission.

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • professional and personal skills for completing the doctoral degree within the timeframe
  • ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
  • ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
  • having a good command of both oral and written English
Vegg Kjølv Egelands hus

Requirements for competence in English

A good proficiency in English is required for anyone attending the PhD program. International applicants must document this by taking one of the following tests with the following results:

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-Based Test (IBT). Minimum result: 90
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing Service. Minimum result: 6.5
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge
  • PTE Academic – Pearson Test of English Academic. Minimum result: 62

The following applicants are exempt from the above requirements:

  • Applicants with one year of completed university studies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA
  • Applicants with an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
  • Applicants with a completed bachelor’s and / or master’s degrees taught in English in a EU/EEA country

We offer

  • a PhD education in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure.
  • colleague-based guidance programme (NyTi) if teaching is a part of your position
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 501 200 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • “Hjem-jobb-hjem” discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme
  • language courses: On this page you can see which language courses you may be entitled to (look up “language courses” under employment conditions)

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Head of Department Bjørn H. Auestad, tel: +47 51 83 18 74, e-mail: bjorn.auestad@uis.no or Associate Professor Eirik E. Svanes, tel: +47 51 83 11 96, e-mail: eirik.e.svanes@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR advisor Rosa Andrade, tel: +47 51 83 11 91, e-mail: rekruttering@uis.no.

Prosjektskisse

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Your application letter, relevant education and work experience as well as language skills must be registered here. In your application letter, you must state your research interests and motivation for the position.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application:

  • CV with a full summary of your education and experience
  • references, certificates/diplomas and other documentation that you consider relevant
  • Diploma Supplement or similar and a confirmed conversion scale if this is required
  • documentation on competence in English if this is required
  • publications or other relevant research work

Applications are evaluated based on the information available in Jobbnorge at the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above and that you have attached the necessary documentation. 

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload.

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act. If your request is not granted, you will be notified.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in Jobbnorge.

Diversity

University of Stavanger values independence, involvement and innovation. Diversity is respected and considered a resource in our work and learning environment. Universal design characterises physical and digital learning environments, and we strive to provide reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities.

You are encouraged to apply regardless of gender, disability or cultural background.

The university aims to recruit more women within the subject area. If several applicants are considered to have equal qualifications, female applicants will be given priority.

General information

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. If your application is considered to be in conflict with the criteria in the latter legislation, it will be rejected without further assessment.

Employment as PhD Fellow is regulated in “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident“.

Your qualifications for the position, based on documentation registered in Jobbnorge, will be assessed by an internal expert committee. Based on the committee’s statement, relevant applicants will be invited to an interview before any recommendations are made. References will also be obtained for relevant candidates. More about the hiring process on our website.

The appointee will be based at the University of Stavanger, with the exception of a stay abroad at a relevant centre of research.

It is a prerequisite that you have a residence which enables you to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the Norwegian text takes precedence.

Kjlv Egelend

UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 2,200 employees. The university has high ambitions. We strive to have an innovative and international profile, and be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Our common direction is driven by consideration for green and sustainable change and equitable social development, through new ways of managing natural resources and facilitating better cities and local communities. Energy, health and welfare, learning for life are our focus areas.

In constant collaboration and dialogue with our surroundings, regionally, nationally and internationally, we enjoy an open and creative climate for education, research, innovation, dissemination and museum activities. Academic life at the University of Stavanger is organised into six faculties comprising various departments/schools and National Research Centres, as well as the Museum of Archaeology. We are a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university is located in the most attractive region in the country with more than 300,000 inhabitants. The Stavanger region has a dynamic labour market and exciting cultural and leisure activities.

Together with our staff and students we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

The Faculty of Science and Technology offers study programs at bachelor, master and doctoral level. The faculty has established close cooperation on research with NORCE (Norwegian Research Centre AS) and the regional industry. A number of master’s and doctoral theses are made in collaboration with the industry. The faculty has established research collaborations with universities in the US and Europe, and has developed academic environments that are at the forefront internationally. These include Petroleum and Offshore Technology as well as Risk Management and Societal Safety, which constitute two of the university’s strategic focus areas. The faculty has about 2,800 students and approximately 500 employees at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Structural Engineering and Materials Science, Department of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering, Department of Energy Resources and the Department of Safety, Economics and Planning

Department of Mathematics and Physics is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology. The department offers study programs at all levels within the areas Mathematics, Statistics and Physics. The department is responsible for all basic tuition in mathematics, physics and statistics at the faculty. There are currently 50 employees including doctoral and postdoctoral fellows, and 100 students at the department.

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Deadline

15th December 2022

Post expires on Thursday December 15th, 2022