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

The geosciences are the studies of planet Earth; the atmosphere, the hydrosphere and cryosphere, the earth's surface and it’s interior. The Department of Geosciences is Norway’s widest ranging academic geoscience research environment, encompassing four sections (Meteorology and Oceanography, Geography and Hydrology, Geology and Geophysics, Physics of Geological Processes) and one Centre of Excellence (Centre of Earth Evolution and Dynamics). In addition we participate in other centres and hold several ERC grants. The staff consists of 40 professors and associate professors, in addition to postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, researchers, technical staff and administrative personnel, to a total number of 240.

PhD Research Fellowship in Interface Geophysics/Geomechanics

A position as PhD Research fellow available at Department of Geosciences For more information, see

The fellowship is for a period of up to 4 years. Preferred starting date no later than 1. August 2017.

No one can be appointed for more than one fixed-term period at the same institution.

Job description:

We invite applications for a challenging PhD position in structural geology and geophysics. The objectives of this project are to understand the mechanical effects of thermal exchanges through the interface between cooling magmatic intrusions and their organic-rich host rocks. Special emphasis will be to constrain fluid flow associated with igneous intrusions emplaced in sedimentary basins. The specific goal of the position is open and will depend on the candidate's research plan that should be handed in with the application. The candidate will be part of a lively research environment involving other young scientists, with expertise spanning from field work, seismic interpretation, laboratory modeling, numerical modeling and theoretical modeling. The position involves 25% teaching at the Department of Geosciences.

The KD-position is part of the EarthFlows project, a Strategic Initiative funded by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo. EarthFlows includes 5 PhD positions and 1 postdoc position, and is at the interface between several groups of the Department of Geosciences, and the Mathematics and Physics Departments. The PhD candidate will be affiliated to the Department of Geosciences, in the section for Physics of Geological Processes (PGP), and substantial laboratory work will be performed in the Flow Laboratory of the Dep. of Physics. The successful applicant will evolve in a truly multidisciplinary scientific environment.

Requirements and qualifications:

Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in geology or geophysics. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in:

  • Igneous intrusions in sedimentary basins;
  • Quantitative structural geology;
  • Fracture network analysis;
  • Virtual outcrop modeling interpretation;
  • Petroleum geoscience and geophysics;
  • Data analysis and modelling.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be given to:

  • The applicant’s academic and personal qualifications in order to execute the project
  • The applicant’s ability to complete research training
  • The applicant’s mobility
  • Good communication and collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities

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

The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position. For more information see:

Doctoral degree and PhD

Doctoral degree: PhD in Mathematics and Natural Sciences

A good command of English is required


Position code 1017, NOK 432 700 – 490 900 per year, depending on qualifications and seniority

The application must include:

  • Application letter
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work - scientific publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. 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.

UiO has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

For further information please contact:

Prof. Karen Mair, e-mail:

Dr. Olivier Galland, e-mail:

For questions about the recruitment system, please contact HR Officer Helene Jansen, +47 22857196,

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  • Søknadsfrist
    8. juni 2017
  • Arbeidsgiver
    University of Oslo
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  • Kommune
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  • Intern-ID
    2017/5807 - 1017
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