University of Oslo Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Plate Tectonic Modeling, 2017

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A position as postdoctoral research fellow (SKO 1352) is available at the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics, a Norwegian Centre of Excellence. Norwegian applicants can apply for this fellowship.

The main purpose of post-doctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their disciplines.

The University of Oslo, is the oldest, largest and most prestigious university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. UiO attracts students and researchers from all over the world.

Course Level: Fellowship is provided for pursuing the postdoctoral programme.

Study Subject: Fellowship is tenable in Plate Tectonic Modeling at the University of Oslo in Norway.

Number of Awards: A position as postdoctoral research fellow (SKO 1352) is available.

Scholarship Award: Position code 1352, NOK 486 100 – 567 100 per year, depending on qualifications and seniority.

Scholarship can be taken in Norway

Eligibility: Experience in plate tectonic modeling, paleogeographic reconstruction or paleomagnetism is required. Familiarity with Neoproterozoic to early Paleozoic tectonics, the plate modeling software Gplates, and basic script-writing skills (Bash, Python, etc.) are also desirable. The research will be conducted in close collaboration with several groups within CEED (Dynamic Earth, Earth Modeling, Earth Laboratory), and the ability to work cooperatively and productively within a team is required.

  • The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.
  • The candidate must have a PhD or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in Geosciences.
  • The main purpose of post-doctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their disciplines.

Nationality: Norwegian applicants can apply for this fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: The candidate must have a PhD or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in Geosciences.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. The application must include:

  • An application statement outlining research interests, motivation and suitability
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

Online Application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is June 1, 2017.

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