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Ph.D Fellowship in Industrial Economics

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a Ph.D fellowship in Industrial Economics at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Safety, Economics and Planning. The position is vacant from 01.01.2020.

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 research area for the position is economic and statistical / econometric analysis of various issues in valuing investment projects in energy. We will look at both conventional energy, such as oil and gas, and new energy, such as offshore wind. The different forms of energy will be compared based on different profitability criteria. The dissertation will analyze whether it is desirable for oil companies to include new energy in their climate portfolio, and if so to what extent.

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Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within economics, 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.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F should attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale.

Candidates with a strong background in valuation / finance and statistics / econometrics are preferred. Furthermore, it is desirable that potential candidates have some accounting expertise.

It is also  advantageous if the candidate can use statistical software (Stata, R or similar) or can do similar programming with other programming languages (Python for example).

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • 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. It is also preferable that you have sufficient skills in Norwegian as some of the research material will only be available in Norwegian.

We offer

  • varied duties 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 Ph.D
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 479.600,- gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position
  • 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 in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

Other information

See “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident” at the University of Stavanger.

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 the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

The University currently employs few female research fellows within this academic field, and women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

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.

Contact information

.More information on the position can be obtained from Associate Professor Sindre Lorentzen, tel: +47 913 97 761, e-mail: sindre.lorentzen@uis.no

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

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience. In your application letter you must show your research interests and motivation to apply for the position.

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

  • certificates/diplomas 
  • references
  • list of publications 
  • other documentation that you consider relevant

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. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application dealine. 

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.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

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UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,700 employees. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

Department of Safety, Economics and Planning is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology. The department carries out research and offers study programs at all levels within Risk Management, Societal Safety, Industrial Economics and Regional and urban planning. Our goal is to be an international leading research environment in the field.  There are currently 100 employees including research fellows and postdocs, and 600 students at the department.

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Deadline

1st November 2019

Post expires on Friday November 1st, 2019

Two Ph.D fellowships in risk management

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applications for two research fellowships in risk management at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Safety, Economics and Planning. 

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively. The position is vacant from 1 January 2020.

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

The research area of the position is risk management which includes concepts, principles, methods and models for understanding, analysing, describing, communicating and managing risk. Relevant topics for the positions include risk science research related to climate change risk, risk and policy, risk and resilience, and automated risk assessment. 

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Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within risk management, 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.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F should attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale.

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • 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

We offer

  • varied duties 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 479.600,- gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position.
  • 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 in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

Other information

See “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident” at the University of Stavanger.

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 the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

The University currently employs few female research fellows within this academic field, and women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

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.

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Professor Terje Aven, tel: (+47)51832268, e-mail: terje.aven@uis.no, from Professor Roger Flage, tel: (+47) 51831908, e-mail: roger.flage@uis.no, or from Head of Department, Professor Tore Markeset, tel: (+47) 51832191, e-mail: tore.markeset@uis.no.

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

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience. In your application letter you must show your research interests and motivation to apply for the position.

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

  • certificates/diplomas 
  • references
  • list of publications 
  • other documentation that you consider relevant

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. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application dealine. Contact details for three references must be provided in the application or upon request.

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.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

Campus flyfoto

UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,700 employees. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

Department of Safety, Economics and Planning is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology. The department carries out research and offers study programs at all levels within Risk Management, Societal Safety, Industrial Economics and Regional and urban planning. Our goal is to be an international leading research environment in the field.  There are currently 100 employees including research fellows and postdocs, and 600 students at the department.

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Deadline

1st November 2019

Post expires on Friday November 1st, 2019

Research fellow in mathematics education(ph.d).

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applications for a research fellowship in mathematics education at the Faculty of Arts and Ecucation, Department of Education and Sports Science.

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, or four years with both research and 25% compulsory duties. This will be clarified in the recruitment process. The position is vacant from January 1st, 2020.

The position as PhD Fellowship in Mathematics Education is related to the project “Developmental Education in Mathematics in Primary Schools”. The place of work will be at the Institute’s mathematics section. 

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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. Your preliminary project proposal will be included in the application assessment. During the first three months of the employment period, the project proposal will be further developed in cooperation with your supervisors and completed for the final project description. A project proposal template can be found here.

Developmental Education in Mathematics is an education based on Lev Vygotsky’s view on education. Psychologist Leonid Zankov, student and later colleague of Vygotsky was the first to test Vygotsky’s ideas through extensive experimental research in Russian primary schools. Together with his students, he developed a systematic model(Develomental Education) which includes textbooks in all subjects and principles for teacher training. The system aims to facilitate the optimal, general development of each child, i.e. primarily development of the child’s cognitive, emotional, moral and authentic qualities but also child’s intrinsic motivation.

 The project «Developmental Mathematics» started after a pilot project at Smeaheia school in Sandnes municipality which was about designing and implementing Zankov’s system in mathematics for grades 1-4. The school achieved very good results, which created interest and curiosity among parents, teachers, administrators and politicians. The project has been extended to several schools in Rogaland and all over Norway. At present more than 75 Norwegian schools are using the system.

As a part of the project, the Russian textbooks and workbooks for grades 1-4 were translated and adapted to a Norwegian context. Teachers’ guides have also been written.  As Norwegian teaching material has become available, more and more schools have adopted Zankov’s method. Recently, teaching material has been developed for grades 5-7. Teaching material for grades 5 and 6 is available, and teaching material for grade 7 will be available in the summer 2020.

Based on ongoing project, it is important to study and assess how the system meets the expectations society has for the mathematics education in primary school. The relevant research focus areas can be

  • to study students’ learning outcomes in mathematics
  • to systematically investigate the effect of this educational system in Norwegian context
  • to study deep learning
  • to study concept formation and how conceptual thinking and tasks stimulate children’s ability to intuition, concentration, critical thinking, creativity, to make decisions and to approach problems in a logical way, to be able to analyze and make connections and understand how things work and are connected, to be able to think without contradiction and use knowledge effectively

It may also be relevant to illuminate how participating teachers assess the project’s relevance and how they implement the system in their schools, how parents relate to the project. Additionally, it can be interesting to compare learning outcomes, motivation, attitudes towards mathematics, etc. between experimental students and those who are exposed to “traditional” education. For example, whether and how basic mathematical skills are better developed in students who receive mathematics education according to Zankov’s system in Norway than those who receive “traditional” education in mathematics? What might be the reason for that?

Applicants must attach a research proposal of not more than 5 pages, where he/she should propose and discuss research questions, point to relevant theory and research methods, and propose a research plan for the project. Proposal will be evaluated with respect to both scientific potential and potential for implementation.

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within mathematics or mathematics didactics, 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 Univeristy 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 2019 you are also welcome to apply.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F should attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale.

 Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • 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 and being fluent in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language, both orally and written

In the evaluation of candidates, emphasis will be given to exam results, any previous development work, published work and relevant practice. It is also preferrable that the candidate has teaching experience from primary school.

We offer

  • varied duties 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 during your first year of teaching at UiS, NyTi
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 479.600,- gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position.
  • 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 in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

Other information

See “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident” at the University of Stavanger.

It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her 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.

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Natalia Blank, tlf: 51833527, e-post: natalia.blank@uis.no

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-consultant Grete Marnburg, tel: 51833545, e-mail: grete.marnburg@uis.no.

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience. In your application letter you must show your research interests and motivation to apply for the position.

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

  • project proposal 
  • certificates/diplomas 
  • references
  • list of publications 
  • other documentation that you consider relevant

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. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application dealine. Contact details for three references must be provided in the application or upon request.

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.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

Campus flyfoto

UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,700 employees. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

Department of Education and Sports Science, which is part of the Faculty of Arts and Ecucation, offers primary teacher training and postgraduate education in Education Science. Education Science is an academic focus at the university, and we are prepared to take a larger national responsibility for educating the labor needed in the nation and in the region, within the academic field. There are currently 75 employees and 840 students at the department.

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Deadline

1st November 2019

Post expires on Friday November 1st, 2019

PhD Fellowship in Petroleum Geosciences

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applications for a PhD fellowship in Petroleum Geosciences at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Energy Resources. The position is vacant from 01.01.2020.

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, or four years with both research and 25% compulsory duties. This will be clarified in the recruitment process. 

The title of the project is “Integrated geological, geophysical, reservoir, and decision analysis of the Edvard Grieg Field, Utsira High, North Sea”.

The Edvard Grieg field is an oil field on the Utsira High, North Sea. Production started in 2015. The reservoir units are Triassic to Cretaceous clastic sediments deposited in an alluvial environment with conglomerates and aeolian sandstones, overlain by a transgressive, marine sandstone of Cretaceous age. About 70% of the reserves are in sand while 30% are in conglomerates. These sediments are hard to characterize and correlate using seismic and well data. Thus, predicting facies and property distributions, as well as fluid flow in the field is challenging.

The objective of this project is to advance decision making by integrating geological, geophysical, reservoir engineering, and decision analysis research, which can improve the prediction of sedimentary facies, rock properties and fluid flow in the Edvard Grieg field. As part of the overall objective, there is a need to evaluate how this improved model affects the quality of probabilistic production forecasts and recovery. The focus is on three main areas: 1. Geological model, which mainly includes the use of geophysical techniques (e.g. velocity modeling and seismic inversion) to improve structural and facies/property modeling, 2. Tectonic and sedimentary evolution of the field through structural restoration and stratigraphic modeling, and 3. Modeling uncertainty through ensemble-based optimization using dynamic (4D seismic and production) data.

All the data from the Edvard Grieg field were kindly donated by Lundin to the IOR centre. As such, the research fellow will have access to a unique dataset. The doctorate will mainly be carried out at the University of Stavanger, although in close collaboration with Lundin geoscientists and engineers.

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Qualification requirements

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

The ideal candidate for the position should have expertise in geology, geophysics and reservoir modeling. S/he should be able to integrate these disciplines to accomplish the project. Seismic and well interpretation and geo-modeling in platforms such as Petrel or RMS are a must. Knowledge of velocity modeling, seismic attributes and seismic inversion are a plus. Expertise in structural restoration (e.g. Move) and stratigraphic forward modeling (e.g. GPM) are desired. Expertise within reservoir modeling (e.g. history matching) is also an advantage.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the Univeristy 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 should attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale.

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • 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

We offer

  • varied duties 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 during your first year of teaching at UiS, NyTi
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 479.600,- gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position.
  • 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 in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

Other information

See “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident” at the University of Stavanger.

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 the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

The University currently employs few female research fellows within this academic field, and women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

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.

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Professor Nestor Cadozo, tel: 4751832391 , e-mail: nestor.cardozo@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-advisor Margot A.Treen, tel: +4751831419, e-mail: rekruttering@uis.no.

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience. In your application letter you must show your research interests and motivation to apply for the position.

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

  • project proposal 
  • certificates/diplomas 
  • references
  • list of publications 
  • other documentation that you consider relevant

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. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application dealine. Contact details for three references must be provided in the application or upon request.

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.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

Campus flyfoto

UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,700 employees. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

The Department of Energy Resources is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology. The international academic staff conducts research related to energy resources, technology for improved oil recovery (IOR), decision analysis and geosciences. Study programs offer courses related to the exploration and utilization of petroleum and natural resources. The department focuses on internationalization, with development of study programs in English and high mobility among academic staff and students. The department contributes significantly to the research activities and leadership of The National IOR Centre of Norway, established by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. There are currently 50 employees in the department including research fellows and postdocs.

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Deadline

5th November 2019

Post expires on Tuesday November 5th, 2019

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Theoretical Physics

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applications for a three-year position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Theoretical Physics at the Department of Mathematics and Physics. Earliest possible starting date April 1st 2020. 

The position is part of the DeepRTP project “Deep learning the real-time properties of strongly correlated quantum fields” (https://deeprtp.uis.no), lead by Associate Professor Alexander Rothkopf and which is fully funded by a Young Research Talent grant of the Norwegian Research Council.

The scope of the project encompasses lattice field theory and real-time simulations, such as complex Langevin or similar approaches, as well as elements of machine learning. We are soliciting applications from candidates with both a strong interest in these research areas and prior exposure to a subset of these topics during her/his PhD thesis work or prior postdoctoral research projects.

The objective of the position is to strengthen the research activities of the department, and to give a researcher holding a doctoral degree in physics the opportunity for further qualification along their scientific career.

The research project will be carried out at the University of Stavanger. It is assumed that the appointee will work full time on the project and that she/he will participate in the academic community at the faculty and university.

Qualification requirements

The applicant is required to submit a research plan which outlines her/his research interests and how these contribute or complement the activities within DeepRTP. Furthermore each applicant is requested to provide the contact details of two supervisors or senior collaborators, who may provide a reference letter if requested.

Qualifications within the areas of creativity, innovation and commercialisation of research will be given emphasis in appointments to academic positions at the University.

Qualifications requirements:

  • PhD with a specialisation in Physics.
  • the PhD must be completed no later than deadline for applications to this position.
  • good command of both oral and written English

In the assessment the following criteria will be emphasised:

  • relevance, quality and feasibility of the project plan
  • submitted scientific work and the applicant’s personal skills for completing the project within the timeframe
  • good teamwork, communication skills and ability to participate in research communities across organisational units.
  • personal skills and motivation for the position
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We offer

  • varied duties 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 17.510, code 1352, NOK 523.000 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position.  A higher salary may be considered in special cases.
  • 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 university sports club
  • 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 in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

General information

In addition to an evaluation of their submitted project plan, prior scientific work and references, potential candidates will be invited to an interview (Skype or in-person).

See “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident” at the University of Stavanger.

UiS has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in its employment practices. The University currently employs few female postdoctoral researchers within the academic field in question, and women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

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.

Contact information

A project description and further information about the position can be obtained from Dr. Alexander Rothkopf, email: alexander.rothkopf@uis.no

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-advisor Janne Halseth, tel: +47 51833525, e-mail: rekruttering@uis.no.

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience.

The following additional documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:

  • research plan 
  • contact details of two supervisors or senior collaborators
  • certificates/diplomas 
  • up to 10 publications
  • other documentation that you consider relevant

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.

Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application deadline. Contact details for three references must be provided in the application or upon request.

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.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

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UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,700 employees. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

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

30th November 2019

Post expires on Saturday November 30th, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow in Decision and Data Analytics

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Decision and Data Analytics at the Department of Energy Resources, Faculty of Science and Technology.

Title: Decision and Data Analytics for planning and implementation of IOR Pilot Projects

The objective of the position is to strengthen research, and to give researchers/scholars holding a doctoral degree within relevant academic fields the opportunity for further qualification toward full professorship.

The Postdoctoral researcher will be a member of the Decision and Data Analytics research group at the Department of Energy Resources.

The Postdoctoral researcher will be under the supervision of Professor Reidar B Bratvold.

The research project will be carried out at the University of Stavanger. It is assumed that the appointee will work full time on the project and that she/he will participate in the academic community at the faculty and university.

About the project

Although IOR projects are attractive from the perspective of improved recoveries, there are two key issues that complicate the IOR project decision. The first is decisions related to pre-investments required to ensure future flexibility for the implementation of possible future IOR projects at the time of the initial development program. Moreover, pre-investments required for the facilities to be capable of handling a possible future, and not well-defined IOR project, usually are very hard to justify. How, then, can robust IOR investment decisions be made?

In analyzing the challenges and developing decision analytic methods to deal with these issues, the project will build on the world-leading competence at UiS within the areas of IOR, uncertainty analysis, and decision engineering. The objective of the project is to improve decision making and uncertainty analysis for the planning and implementation of IOR projects (smart water injection, polymer/surfactant injection, etc.) by using a generic decision-driven data-assimilation approach.

Main duties and responsibilities

The main objective of this project is to study the impact of uncertainty about the benefits of a technology on adoption and information gathering decisions. A decision and data analytical framework for the purpose of generating decision supporting information for IOR projects with a particular focus on the IOR pilot project decisions will be developed, evaluated and tested. A core element of the project is learning-by-doing (sequential learning) approaches leveraging Bayes’ theorem and dynamic programming to identify and value optimal information gathering sequences, given realistic constraints, for IOR pilot projects.

The topics of interest are:

  • Decision oriented Bayesian data analysis
  • Valuing real options and flexibility
  • Sequential learning
  • IOR projects in the oil & gas industry 
  • Dynamic programming

Qualification requirements

The primary evaluation criteria will be “relevance of methodological skills relative to the research problem (s) found in the Job description”. A postdoctoral research fellowships is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions. Having completed a doctoral degree closely related to the research problem (s) is required.

Qualifications requirements:

  • a PhD with a specialisation closely related to the research problem (s)
  • the PhD must be completed no later than at date of employment
  • good command of both oral and written English

Candidates from non-English speaking countries outside the Nordic countries must provide official documentation of their English competence. Approved tests and results are:

  • TOEFL: 600 / writing 4.5 (paper-based test), 92 / writing 22 (internet- based test)
  • IELTS: 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5 (only Academic IELTS tests accepted)
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): grade A or B

Other qualifications:

  • Knowledge and skills in decision or uncertainty analysis
  • Documented high motivation and skills in research training and project-based cooperation
  • Documented research experience and publication record
  • Experience in IOR research is considered as an advantage

Emphasis will also be placed on:

  • Prior academic output
  • Prior relevant job experience
  • Level of competence in digital technologies
     
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We offer

  • varied duties 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 17.510, code 1352, NOK 523 200 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position.
  • 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 university sports club
  • 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 in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

General information

See “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident” at the University of Stavanger.

UiS has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in its employment practices. The University currently employs few female postdoctoral researchers within the academic field in question, and women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

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.

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Professor Reidar Bratvold, tel: +4751832260, e-mail:reidar.bratvold@uis.no

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-advisor Margot A.Treen, tel: +4751831419, e-mail: rekruttering@uis.no.

Application

To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience.

The following additional documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:

  • project proposal 
  • certificates/diplomas 
  • up to 10 publications
  • other documentation that you consider relevant

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.

Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application deadline. Contact details for three references must be provided in the application or upon request.

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.

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

Campus flyfoto

UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,700 employees. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

The Department of Energy Resources is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology. The international academic staff conducts research related to energy resources, technology for improved oil recovery (IOR), decision analysis and geosciences. Study programs offer courses related to the exploration and utilization of petroleum and natural resources. The department focuses on internationalization, with development of study programs in English and high mobility among academic staff and students. The department contributes significantly to the research activities and leadership of The National IOR Centre of Norway, established by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. There are currently 50 employees in the department including research fellows and postdocs.

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Deadline

19th November 2019

Post expires on Tuesday November 19th, 2019