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Ph.D Fellow in Artistic Research: Contemporary Dance

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a Ph.D Fellowship in Artistic Research: Contemporary Dance at the Faculty of Performing Arts, Department of Jazz, Dance, PPU (Educational Theory and Practice) and Music Production. The position is vacant from 1. October 2022.

Our institute in dance started to offer education in 1998, and today consists of a diverse set of expertise with a high artistic level; including one Professor and three Associate Professors, and where all employees have expertise in both artistic and academic research. In addition to similar colleagues in jazz and classical music, as well as a continuous influx of visiting artists from the international field, the faculty as a whole represents a diverse, inspiring and solid supervisor competence at Ph.D level.

We are now looking for a performing dancer who wants to complete a Ph.D program in artistic research. The dancer will be employed in a full-time position as a research fellow for a period of three years.

Specificallly we seek a performer who wants to investigate, develop, and reflect on his/her own artistic practice. The finished Ph.D portfolio culminates in an artistic outcome, supported by a reflection material in the form of a text or another suitable medium. The person appointed will be admitted to the doctoral program in artistic research that the university has established in collaboration with the University of Agder. The position is meant to qualify for artistic work and artistic research both at a national and international level.

Artistic research has been equaled to scientific work according to Norwegian law since 1995, and can be found in the national qualifications framework’s descriptions of skills and knowledge.

The Ph.D program in artistic research is the arts subjects’ equivalent to research education, in which artistic practices should be the core of the doctoral work. At the same time, the artistic practice must be followed by an explicit reflection which, when presenting the project, makes it possible for others to take part in this particular way of working and the insight that the artistic research generates.

In accordance with good academic practice and research ethics standards, the doctoral degree program shall qualify for artistic research of international standard and for other work in society where high demands are placed on artistic insight and competence.

The candidate must be at the knowledge forefront when it comes to relevant practices, directions, and ongoing discussions within the arts field. After graduating the candidate must also be able to develop, articulate and carry out artistic projects with high complexity and professional relevance, as well as convey and share this in a way that generates awareness around the topics covered by the work. Through the doctoral education the candidate must also be able to identify relevant ethical issues and practices with professional integrity.

Read more about the Ph.D education at our website.

Possible projects

We are looking for a dancer who wants to explore innovative practices through his/her own artistic work. It is up to the candidate to design a project description related to innovative practices in dance, or, alternatively artistic projects which include dance practices in one way or another. The project description must contain the main goals of the artistic work, in addition to a plan foractivities and artistic projects that will be appropriate for the stipulated goals.

The dance discourse at the faculty revolves around societal and cultural contexts, in which we seek toimplementcontemporary movements and express what it means to be human today. This again places clear demands and expectations on the practitioners at the faculty to develop a high level of reflection on their own role in a changing society, and a Ph.D position will be an important contribution to this.

The Ph.D project can be linked to improvisational knowledge, performance practices, and/or audience relations, preferably with a broad understanding for contemporary dance.

In addition to the professional and personal qualifications, the project description will be central in the assessment of the application. We ask that you in the project description give a good picture of the most important artistic activities and results in the project and the aspects of the artistic practices that will be of particular interest for reflection in the Ph.D work. It is important to us that the candidates develop projects which complement their own professional strengths, interests and artistic profile.

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 and progress plan will be further developed in cooperation with your supervisors and completed for the final plan for the Ph.D-project. A project proposal template can be found here.

Project proposal

Qualification requirements

To qualify for the Ph.D program, one must normally have completed a master’s degree in a relevant field at a Norwegian or foreign institution. Prior artistic experience and production, may, after special consideration, provide a basis for admission to the program.

The academic relevance of the master’s degree (or equivalent) will be assessed against the proposed project, and documentation (text, artistic production etc.) relevant to the master’s degree must therefore be attached to the application.

Furthermore, it is emphasized that you:

  • dance at a professional level; which means that upon completion of a three-year Ph.D program in artistic research, you perform at a high international level
  • have the ability and willingness to reflect on your own artistic activities and to collaborate in an artistic and academic professional environment
  • are motivated and have the prerequisites to complete the doctoral degree program during the employment period
  • can work independently and in a community, and be innovative and creative
  • are structured and have a strong work ethos
  • have good command of both oral and written English

Marie von Krogh/UiS

UiS dans

We offer

  • a PhD education in artistic development work at a large, exciting and socially important educational organization
  • 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 organizational 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. 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 favorable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organization 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 program
  • 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 characterizes 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 Vice Dean for Research and Innovation Hagit Yakira, e-mail hagit.yakira@uis.no or Professional leader of the program Petter Frost Fadnes, e-mail petter.f.fadnes@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR Advisor Helene Engelsgjerd Figved., tel: +47 51831558, e-mail: helene.e.figved@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 motivation for the position and artistic research.

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, experience and artistic work, with a link to Dropbox, Soundcloud, Youtube or similar
  • references, certificates/diplomas and other documentation that you consider relevant

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. It may also be relevant with trial performance or additional documentation of artistic practice. 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.

Campus Bjergsted

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 Performing Arts offers higher art education, research and artistic developmental work within the performing and creative disciplines. The faculty educates performing musicians and dancers, instrumental and dance educators. This is done through practical bachelor’s and master’s programs, as well as annual units and further education. Currently, the faculty has approximately 260 study places and approx. 65 employees divided into sections within classical music, jazz / improvised music, dance, conducting, pedagogy and art didactics, and a unit of music production and recording technique. The Faculty of Performing Arts is active in national and international networks in its fields of expertise, and has a regional responsibility for the national talent development program. With a high frequency of concerts, performances and dissemination activities in several performers’ arenas and close to the region’s arts and cultural environment, the Faculty of Performing Arts is also a profiled cultural actor in the region. The Faculty is strategically located with its campus near its primary competence- and professional environment, practice fields and regional contact networks in the Bjergsted Cultural Park.

Department of Jazz, Dance, PPU (Educational Theory and Practice) and Music Production is a heterogeneous mix of professional groups. The department consists of approximately 30 employees inhabiting a high level of expertise within a diverse subject portfolio, where the educational programs, artistic developmental work, supervision of Ph.D. fellows and research reflect a large academic span based on very specialized disciplines.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

4th September 2022

Post expires on Sunday September 4th, 2022

PhD Fellow in Artistic Research: Jazz and Improvised Music

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a PhD Fellowship in Artistic Research: Jazz and Improvised Music at the Faculty of Performing Arts, Department of Jazz, Dance, PPU (Educational Theory and Practice) and Music Production. The position is vacant from 1. October 2022.

We are looking for an experienced performer who wants to complete a PhD program in artistic research. The successful candidate will be employed in a full-time position as a Research Fellow for a period of three years.

Specifically we seek a performer who wants to investigate, develop, and reflect on his/her own artistic practice. The finished PhD portfolio culminates in an artistic outcome, supported by a reflection material in the form of a text or another suitable medium. The person appointed will be admitted to the doctoral program in artistic research that the university has established in collaboration with the University of Agder. The position is meant to qualify for artistic work and artistic research at a national and international level.

Artistic research has been equaled to scientific work according to Norwegian law since 1995, and can be found in the national qualifications framework’s descriptions of skills and knowledge.

The PhD program in artistic research is the arts subjects’ equivalent to research education, in which artistic practices should be the core of the doctoral work. At the same time, the artistic practice must be followed by an explicit reflection which, when presenting the project, makes it possible for others to take part in this particular way of working and the insight that the artistic research generates.

In accordance with good academic practice and research ethics standards, the doctoral degree program shall qualify for artistic research of international standard and for other work in society where high demands are placed on artistic insight and competence.

The candidate must be at the knowledge forefront when it comes to relevant practices, directions and ongoing discussions within the arts field. After graduating the candidate must also be able to develop, articulate and carry out artistic projects with high complexity and professional relevance, as well as convey and share this in a way that generates awareness around the topics covered by the work. Through the doctoral education the candidate must also be able to identify relevant ethical issues and practices with professional integrity.

Read more about the PhD education at our website.

Recent jazz research (so-called ‘new jazz studies’), improvisational research, and the field of artistic research in general, have in recent years raised the level of knowledge, increased our understanding of diverse practices, and lifted the overall discourse considerably. At the same time, we see the need for a more thorough study of improvisational practices, especially how the improvising musician develops in relation to aspects such as learning, process, communication and technology. Based on the idea of ​​improvisation practice as an auditory-based ‘language’, we want the candidate to develop new approaches, for example in relation to tradition, repertoire, culture, education, technology and instrumentation.

Project proposal

As an applicant, you must prepare a preliminary project proposal that involves innovative practices in improvisation or artistic projects in combination with improvisation in one form or another. The proposal must contain the main goals of the artistic work in addition to a plan for activities and artistic projects will be appropriate for the stipulated goals.

The list below is not exhaustive, and is only intended to illustrate examples of possible innovative practices that could run in parallel with the faculty’s strategic goals. You are free to suggest concepts beyond this list.

  • Exploration of dramaturgy in improvised music, and how a greater focus on musical dramaturgy affects musical result.
  • Exploration of technology, and how new technological solutions affect the improvisation space.
  • Explore auditory-based structures, and how self-learning, composition, communication, and identity are shaped from auditory processes.
  • Explore standardized types of repertoire, and how canon and tradition can be used in new, innovative ways.

Your preliminary project proposal will be included in the application assessment. 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. A project proposal template can be found here.

Project proposal

Qualification requirements

Performers in all forms of jazz and improvised music, where performance is the core of the project, are encouraged to apply.

To qualify for the PhD program, one must normally have completed a master’s degree in a relevant field at a Norwegian or foreign institution. Prior artistic experience and production, may, after special consideration, provide a basis for admission to the program.

The academic relevance of the master’s degree (or equivalent) will be assessed against the proposed project, and documentation (text, artistic production etc.) relevant to the master’s degree must therefore be attached to the application.

Furthermore, it is emphasized that you:

  • play music at a professional level; which means that upon completion of a three-year PhD program in artistic research, you perform at a high international level
  • have the ability and willingness to reflect on your own artistic activities and to collaborate in an artistic and academic professional environment
  • are motivated and have the prerequisites to complete the doctoral degree program during the employment period
  • can work independently and in a community, and be innovative and creative
  • are structured and have a strong work ethos
  • have good command of both oral and written English

Marius Vervik/UiS

Studentmiljø bjergstedparken UK

We offer

  • a PhD education in artistic development work at a large, exciting and socially important educational organization
  • 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 organizational 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. 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
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organization 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 program
  • 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 characterizes 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 Vice Dean for Research and Innovation Hagit Yakira, e-mail hagit.yakira@uis.no or Professional leader of the program Petter Frost Fadnes, e-mail petter.f.fadnes@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR Advisor Helene Engelsgjerd Figved., tel: +47 51831558, e-mail: helene.e.figved@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 motivation for the position and artictic research.

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, experience and artistic work, with a link to Dropbox, Soundcloud, Youtube or similar
  • references, certificates/diplomas and other documentation that you consider relevant

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. It may also be relevant with trial performance or additional documentation of artistic practice. 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.

Campus Bjergsted

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 Performing Arts offers higher art education, research and artistic developmental work within the performing and creative disciplines. The faculty educates performing musicians and dancers, instrumental and dance educators. This is done through practical bachelor’s and master’s programs, as well as annual units and further education. Currently, the faculty has approximately 260 study places and approx. 65 employees divided into sections within classical music, jazz / improvised music, dance, conducting, pedagogy and art didactics, and a unit of music production and recording technique. The Faculty of Performing Arts is active in national and international networks in its fields of expertise, and has a regional responsibility for the national talent development program. With a high frequency of concerts, performances and dissemination activities in several performers’ arenas and close to the region’s arts and cultural environment, the Faculty of Performing Arts is also a profiled cultural actor in the region. The Faculty is strategically located with its campus near its primary competence- and professional environment, practice fields and regional contact networks in the Bjergsted Cultural Park.

Department of Jazz, Dance, PPU (Educational Theory and Practice) and Music Production is a heterogeneous mix of professional groups. The department consists of approximately 30 employees inhabiting a high level of expertise within a diverse subject portfolio, where the educational programs, artistic developmental work, supervision of Ph.D. fellows and research reflect a large academic span based on very specialized disciplines.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

4th September 2022

Post expires on Sunday September 4th, 2022

NCS2030 – PhD Fellowship in Robust reservoir management for safe and efficient CO2/H2 utilization and storage

Job description

The University of Stavanger, as part of the National Centre for Sustainable Subsurface Utilization of the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS2030), invites applicants for a PhD Fellowship in  Robust reservoir management for safe and efficient CO2/H2 utilization and storage  at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Energy Resources. 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 aim of the project is to develop and apply workflows for optimization and data assimilation of reservoir models under geological uncertainty (using multiple model realizations). The context is CO2 and H2 subsurface utilization and storage. This may include enhanced oil recovery, storage and leakage detection, optimized storage volume without leak at minimal cost and detecting alterations of the flow system (in wettability or permeability).

The PhD Fellow is expected to collaborate within the center and take benefit and contribute to work packages where relevant. Especially, the PhD fellow should make use of CO2/H2 big data from a subsurface knowledge cloud, such as performing federated computation (model and knowledge transfer from analog fields) and contributing to development and management of CO2 and H2 workflows on the cloud.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively.

The position is funded by NCS2030.

Research topic

NCS2030 (https://www.uis.no/en/ncs2030) is a national research centre funded by the National Research Council of Norway, industry and research partners. The main goal of the centre is to facilitate an energy-efficient, multi-purpose utilization of the Norwegian Continental Shelf subsurface in the transition to a “Sustainable Subsurface Value Chain”. An important part of this is to educate tomorrow’s energy experts. The energy sector requires geoscientists who understand the importance of transitioning to a sustainable energy mix. NCS2030 will contribute with leading edge research for both cost and energy-efficient Net Zero Emission oil and gas production, and utilization of reservoirs for renewable energy production and storage of CO2.
 
The PhD Fellow will be affiliated with the following NCS2030 project: “Robust reservoir management for safe and efficient CO2/H2 utilization and storage”. 

This PhD project addresses several important topics. The energy transition requires that fossil fuel CO2 emissions are captured and safely stored. Hydrogen is an environmentally friendly energy carrier but requires large storage space which can be enabled in the subsurface. Both storage processes depend on the geological structure, integrity and flow properties and the interaction between the injectant and reservoir rock and fluids which may be uncertain. Accounting for the available information and its uncertainty allows making better decisions. Optimization can reveal the best long term strategies for safe injection and storage. Data assimilation (updating the models as information becomes available) allows us to revise these strategies. Some challenges this project may address are the computational expensive optimization, which can be assisted by machine learning. Further, having access to a knowledge cloud with structured data from the relevant and analog fields can improve our (initial) decision making and our ability to detect abnormal events such as leakage and alterations of the porous medium.
 

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 and progress plan will be further developed in cooperation with your supervisors and completed for the final plan for the PhD-project. A project proposal template can be found here.

 The proposal should be maximum 4 pages in standard format and include references and a simple Gantt chart. Make it clear how your skills are suited or can be developed to complete the project.

Project proposal

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within reservoir engineering, machine learning, applied mathematics, 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 202x 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.

Experience within the follwing will be considered an advantage (candidates with experience on just a few points are still relevant and are encouraged to apply):

  • The novelty and feasibility of the project proposal
  • Reservoir simulation (Eclipse, MRST, OPM, CMG or similar)
  • Programming (Python, Matlab or similar)
  • Reservoir management (e.g. data assimilation, ensemble-based uncertainty modelling, optimization)
  • Modelling of CO2 or H2 subsurface flow and storage processes
  • Machine learning (e.g. neural networks and good practice)
  • Documentation of the above points in journal or conference papers, thesis, course reports or other forms.
  • Other relevant experience

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.
  • 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 Associate Professor Pål Østebø Andersen, tel: +47 51832241, e-mail: pal.andersen@uis.no

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR advisor Margot A.Treen, tel: +4751831419, 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:

  • project proposal, a project proposal template can be found here
  • 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 Norwegian 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 and the Department of Safety, Economics and Planning.

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.

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Deadline

31st August 2022

Post expires on Monday August 1st, 2022

NCS2030 – PhD Fellowship in Debiasing of Probabilistic Forecasts

Job description

The University of Stavanger, as part of the National Centre for Sustainable Subsurface Utilization of the Norwegian Continental Shelf- NCS2030 invites applicants for a PhD Fellowship in Debiasing of Probabilistic Forecasts at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Energy Resources. The position is vacant from 1. 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.

The position is funded by NCS2030.

Research topic

NCS2030 (https://www.uis.no/en/ncs2030) is a national research centre funded by the National Research Council of Norway, industry and research partners. The main goal of the centre is to facilitate an energy-efficient, multi-purpose utilization of the Norwegian Continental Shelf subsurface in the transition to a “Sustainable Subsurface Value Chain”. An important part of this is to educate tomorrow’s energy experts. The energy sector requires geoscientists who understand the importance of transitioning to a sustainable energy mix. NCS2030 will contribute with leading edge research for both cost and energy-efficient Net Zero Emission oil and gas production, and utilization of reservoirs for renewable energy production and storage of CO2.

The PhD Fellow will be affiliated with the following NCS2030 project: Theme: Digitalization. Topic: Digital Subsurface for Improved Decisions. Project: Multi-fidelity models, scenario evaluation and probabilistic forecasts for the digital subsurface.

The PhD Fellow will be working in a large team on the topic of digitalization. Digitalization is necessary to build a Sustainable Subsurface Value Chain and make more informed decisions to integrate the knowledge and competence building in the transition to a sustainable energy mix. The PhD project will contribute to methodological advancement in the decision part of a larger digital workflow, and, testing of the developments via a subsurface data platform made available in the project. Methodological developments are expected by developing and extending methods for debiasing probabilistic forecasts, primarily through the use of reference class forecasting.

Drawing on historical forecasts provided by operators on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, the work will include the following tasks:

  • Forecast analysis, verification and scoring
  • Identifying factors contributing to poor forecasts
  • Suggesting and developing methods and procedures for improving probabilistic forecasts
  • Developing calibration curves appropriate for different forecasts settings
  • Populate the project data platform with calibration methods and curves based on cross-company forecast data

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, physics, computational engineering or petroleum engineering, 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 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
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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.
  • 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 Reidar B Bratvold, ph.: +4797651969 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.

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 and the Department of Safety, Economics and Planning.

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.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

31st August 2022

Post expires on Monday August 1st, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Twin Modelling of Machine Learning-Enabled Machinery

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a position as Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Twin Modelling of Machine Learning-Enabled Machinery used for Innovative Offshore Applications at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science. The position is vacant from 01.08.2022.

The objective of the position is to strengthen research, and to give researchers/scholars holding a doctoral degree the opportunity for further qualification toward top academic positions.

Postdoctoral Fellow is employed for a period of two years and four months. 

The position will be affiliated with the following projects: “Dynavac Separator – A sustainable and responsible system to handle offshore drilling waste” and “Swell Energy Convertor – Proof of Principle Study for PTO system”.  The position is financed by two projects co-funded by the Research Council of Norway and the industry.

The qualifying 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.

About the research projects

The postdoctoral project will focus on developing digital twins for the detailed modelling and analysis of the innovative machine learning-enabled machinery systems investigated in the research projects. The purpose is to allow for more optimal design, operations and maintenance of these systems.

Dynavac Separator – A sustainable and responsible system to handle offshore drilling waste

This project is owned and led by Dynamic Well Solutions AS. In this project, the Dynavac Separator (DynaSep) which is a novel, fully integrated waste handling system that can allow drilling mud waste to be treated directly onboard an offshore rig, is proposed. This system is a digitalised, sustainable, responsible and cost-efficient waste management solution. DynaSep will process the drilling mud waste onboard the rig to a treatable level by the rig’s own drilling waste processing units. This is highly beneficial for the environmental footprint, as it eliminates the need to send the drilling mud waste to shore for treatment. This also entails significant cost savings and the elimination of weather-dependent and dangerous crane lifting activities. DynaSep is characterised by a fully integrated automatic system supported by computer and machine learning, and all operations are performed automatically in a seamless fashion. Moreover, the product can be installed on offshore drilling platforms such as jack-ups, semi-submersibles and drillships. This project will design, build, demonstrate, quantify the performance and show the robustness of the DynaSep system using advanced state-of-the-art digital twin models in combination with detailed reliability assessments.

Swell Energy Convertor – Proof of Principle Study for PTO system

This project is owned and led by Ocean Energies AS. In this project, the proof of principle of the power take-off system in the swell energy convertor (SWC), a large wave energy converter (a single unit is 50 to 70 m wide), is performed. The SWC will utilise Norway’s proud history and high offshore engineering and construction competency, ranging from fishing vessels to state-of-the-art offshore drilling rigs. Careful planning is required to reduce both technical and financial risks when developing such a large offshore construction. This pre-project will develop a digital twin, initial baseline design and initial latching control design of the PTO system that is crucial for the continuation of research and development (R&D) in the main project.

Qualification requirements

You must have a ph.d. with a specialisation relevant for the project. The ph.d. thesis must have been submitted for evaluation within the application deadline for the position and approved before accession.

You must also have experience with the development of large complex digital twins, preferably using multi-body methods, finite element methods and/or Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

It will be an advantage if you have experience with machine learning and design of mechanical systems.

You must have good command of both oral and written English.

In the assessment the following criteria will be emphasised:

  • submitted scientific work and your personal skills for completing the project within the timeframe
  • international experience and network
  • qualifications within the areas of creativity, innovation and commercialisation of research
  • good teamwork, communication skills and ability to participate in research communities across organisational units
  • ability to work independently in a structured manner
  • motivation, sense of responsibility and accountability, work capacity and enthusiasm for research
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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 530.000 – 590.000 gross per year. 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 university sports club, 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 Professor Yihan Xing, tel: +47 51 83 10 58 , e-mail: yihan.xing@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 the 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
  • documentation of approved ph.d. If you have not completed the ph.d., you may enclose a confirmation from the institution on the expected date of obtaining the doctoral degree. 
  • complete list of academic publications with information on where they are published. You may also upload up to 5 publications, including your ph.d. thesis or published monograph based upon the thesis.
  • transcripts and certificates, and other documentation that you consider relevant

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

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 Postdoctoral 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.

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

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.

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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.

The Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science carries out research and offers study programs in Offshore Technology, Marine and Subsea Technology, Offshore Wind, Industrial Asset Management, Structural Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The department has a high international profile with students and staff from around the world. There are currently 60 employees including research fellows and postdocs, and 660 students at the department.

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Deadline

18th July 2022

Post expires on Monday July 18th, 2022

PhD Fellowship in Subsurface Geosciences

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a PhD Fellowship in Subsurface Geosciences  at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Energy Resources. The position is vacant from 01.08.2022

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 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.

Research topic

The PhD Fellow will be affiliated with the following project “Geothermal energy potential of the Norwegian North Sea, a regional to field-scale evaluation”.

Geothermal energy exploration will play an important role in the future to alleviate CO2 emissions. The average geothermal gradient in the North Sea is 34.6 ℃/km, but geothermal gradients higher than 45℃/km have been identified in areas such as the Central Graben, and the central part of the Utsira High (Kubala et al., 2003; Marín et al., 2022). The reasons for these high geothermal gradients are poorly understood. High geothermal gradients have been related to shallow Moho because of Quaternary deglaciation, or the presence of salt diapirs (Kubala et al., 2003; Nolan et al., 2021). In addition, the key elements of the geothermal play concept are not well defined in the North Sea, and it is unknown whether economic geothermal production can take place. Preliminary observations suggest that different aquifer levels can be potential geothermal reservoirs in the SW Norwegian North Sea (Dyskeland, 2022). Some of these reservoirs were deposited during active faulting and salt tectonism, therefore their distribution and geometry are complex. The quality of these reservoirs and aquifers is uncertain, since many have not been the main target of hydrocarbon exploration.

The main objective of this project is to assess the geothermal energy potential of the Norwegian North Sea, via subsurface data interpretation, basin analysis, and reservoir modelling. This will help us to define prospective areas for geothermal exploration.

This project will focus on three main topics:

  • Geothermal energy exploration: Use a basin analysis approach, and subsurface interpretation to understand the present geothermal gradient, aquifers characteristics and distribution to evaluate the optimal locations for geothermal exploration in the Norwegian North Sea.
  • Field scale characterization: This topic is divided into two subtopics: 1) Subsurface data interpretation (seismic, well logs and cores) to define a geothermal play concept for a specific area in the North Sea; 2) Creation of a geological model for this area.
  • Assessment of energy output: Reservoir and thermal modelling of geothermal production in the area proposed in topic 2. Evaluation of different production concepts, net energy production, and economic prospectivity.

Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within geosciences, preferably relatively recent, or equivalent education that will provide the basis for undertaking organised research training.

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 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.

It will be considered an advantage if you have:

  • knowledge in the interpretation of seismic and well logs
  • experience in basin modeling, structural restoration, reservoir modeling, and geothermal exploration
  • knowledge on software such as DecisionSpace, Petrel, Move, PetroMOd and Eclipse

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) 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 491 200 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 can be obtained from Professor Nestor Cardozo, tel: +4751832391 e-mail: nestor.cardozo@uis.no or Associate ProfessorDora Marín, e-mail: dora.l.restrepo@uis.no.

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

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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 and the Department of Safety, Economics and Planning.

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

29th July 2022

Post expires on Friday July 29th, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Sciences

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a position as Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Sciences at the Faculty of Health Sciences. The position is vacant from 1 January 2023.

The objective of the position is to strengthen research, and to give researchers/scholars holding a doctoral degree the opportunity for further qualification toward top academic positions. Postdoctoral Fellow is employed for a period of 2 years.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be organised under the Department of Public Health, and affiliated with the following research project «More good days at home» (HEIME) and work package 3 «Simulation and training». HEIME is a research project aimed at older adults who receive home nursing care, their relatives and health personnel in the municipal health services. Work package 3 «Simulation and training» will explore the use of interprofessional simulation to train health personnel in performing systematic and interdisciplinary assessments of determinants of health in older adults living at home (vulnerability, sensory and cognitive function) and to implement measures to maintain health. Furthermore, the work package will examine how assessing health determinants can contribute to sustainable and integrated services in the municipalities and support older adults to have more good days at home.

Work package 3 «Simulation and training» is carried out at UiS in collaboration with Stavanger municipality. A PhD candidate has been employed in the work package with whom the postdoctoral fellow will collaborate. The postdoctoral position is externally funded by funds from the Research Council of Norway RCN). The project received NOK 16 million from RCN and is a collaborative project between the University of Southeast Norway (USN), UiS and the four municipalities of Nome, Porsgrunn, Horten and Stavanger. The project is led by Professor Grethe Eilertsen USN. The Postdoctoral fellow will be part of the PARTAKE program area for research UiS and the research group USN Eldre-forsk.

The qualifying 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.

Project proposal

You must submit a description of a research project within work package 3 «Simulation and training» with a focus on assessing determinants of health in older adults living at home and implementing measures to maintain health. The project proposal must show how you will proceed to carry out the research work, what the key issues and hypotheses will be, what theories and methods you will apply, publication channels and a schedule for carrying out the work. It must be clear from the application in what way the project will add your competence. The project proposal (maximum 1000 words) will be included in the competence assessment. It is a prerequisite that you complete the project during the employment period.

Qualification requirements

You must have a ph.d. with a specialisation relevant for the project. The ph.d. thesis must have been submitted for evaluation within the application deadline for the position and approved before accession. 

Norwegian is the main language at UiS. The working and teaching language is Norwegian and English. It is expected that you can speak Norwegian (minimum at level B2), or another Scandinavian language. You must also have good command of both oral and written English.

In the assessment the following criteria will be emphasised:

  • relevance, quality and feasibility of the project
  • submitted scientific work and your personal skills for completing the project within the timeframe
  • experience from work in the Norwegian/Nordic health service
  • international experience and network
  • qualifications within the areas of creativity, innovation and commercialisation of research
  • good teamwork, communication skills and ability to participate in research communities across organisational units
  • ability to work independently in a structured manner
  • motivation, sense of responsibility and accountability, work capacity and enthusiasm for research
Helseansatt holder armen om eldre pasient.

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 530.000 – 590.000 gross per year. 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 university sports club, 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 men within the subject area. If several applicants are considered to have equal qualifications, male applicants will be given priority.

Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Professor Marianne Storm, tel: +47 51834158, e-mail: marianne.storm@uis.no or Head of Department Sindre M. Dyrstad, tel: +47 51833443, e-mail: sindre.dyrstad@uis.no.

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR Advisor Helene Engelsgjerd Figved., tel: +47 51831558, e-mail: helene.e.figved@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 the 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, maximum 1000 words
  • CV with a full summary of your education and experience
  • documentation of approved ph.d. If you have not completed the ph.d., you may enclose a confirmation from the institution on the expected date of obtaining the doctoral degree. 
  • complete list of academic publications with information on where they are published. You may also upload up to 5 publications, including your ph.d. thesis or published monograph based upon the thesis.
  • transcripts and certificates, and other documentation that you consider relevant

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

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 Postdoctoral 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.

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

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.

Campus Ullandhaug

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 Health Sciences offers bachelor’s programmes in Nursing and Paramedic, master’s programmes in Health Sciences with specializations in Public Health Nursing, in Midwifery, in Drug Abuse and Mental Health, in Prehospital Services and in Nursing with specializations in Anesthesia, Intensive Care or Surgical Nursing, and a continuing education programme in Cancer Nursing. The faculty further offers research education (PhD) in Health and Medicine and the research school PROFRES – National Research School for Professions-Oriented and Practice-Relevant Research in the fields of Health, Welfare and Education. The Faculty of Health Sciences has the following main research areas: Professional Relations in Welfare Professions, Health Promotion in Chronic Ailments, E-learning, Health Technology and Simulation, Life Phenomena and Caring, and Participation in School and Work. The research centre SHARE – Centre for Resilience in Health Care are also part of the faculty. There are currently 250 employees including students and postdocs, and 1,400 students at The Faculty of Health Sciences.

The department´s main objective is to contribute to the prevention of acute and chronic health problems and increase participation in school and work, by disability prevention strategies. Our focus is empowerment and self-management of illness. There are currently 55 employees, including research fellows at the departement. Department competence covers the development of knowledge on effects for better health and increased participation, cost-benefit analysis on societal- and group levels, and how services are experienced by the individual. The department performs interdisciplinary health research, but also welfare- and health service research.

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Deadline

7th August 2022

Post expires on Sunday August 7th, 2022