The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.
Research fellow (PhD candidate) in solid earth seismologyThe Department of Earth Science has a vacancy for a research fellow (PhD candidate) in the field of solid earth seismology for a period of 4 years. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to conduct research as part of a PhD study aimed at understanding the nature and distribution of seismic interfaces in the continental lithosphere. This study will involve the development and implementation of routines to compute detailed receiver function profiles using seismic data recorded at permanent and temporary broadband stations worldwide. The seismic results will be interpreted in conjunction with constraints from complementary fields in the earth sciences such as tectonics, geodynamics, rock physics, petrology and geochemistry.
Applicants must have achieved a master's degree or equivalent in earth science that is relevant to the PhD topic, or have submitted their master thesis for assessment by the application deadline. It is a prerequisite, however, that the formal admission requirements for the PhD programme are met before appointment can be made. Applicants should submit a brief (1 page) statement of their research experience and intended research goals within the scope of this PhD study. This and other application materials should demonstrate that the candidate possesses good skills in mathematics, programming and communication. Experience with code development in seismic imaging and a demonstrated interest in solid earth sciences are an advantage.
The research fellow must take part in the University's approved PhD programme leading to the degree within a time limit of 3 years. Application for admission to the PhD programme, including a project plan outline for the training module, will be worked out in collaboration with the supervisory committee. In total, the fellowship period is 4 years. For positions with a 4-year duration 25 pct of the period will be designated to teaching and/or administrative duties. The fellowship period may be reduced if the successful applicant has held previous employment as research fellow or similar. The teaching language will normally be Norwegian. However, applicants with documented excellent knowledge of English are also eligible, regardless of knowledge of Norwegian. Starting salary on grade 48 (code 1017/pay framework 20.8) in the Civil Service pay grade table scale; currently NOK 391,300 gross p.a.; following ordinary meriting regulations.
For further information about the position please contact Associate Professor Stéphane Rondenay, phone +47 55 58 34 23 or e-mail email@example.com
The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at any time.
Women are in particular invited to apply. If, in the opinion of the evaluation committee, several applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules on equal opportunities laid down in the Personnel Regulations for Academic Positions will be applied.
State employment shall reflect the multiplicity of the population at large to the highest possible degree. The University of Bergen has therefore adopted a personnel policy objective to ensure that we achieve a balanced age and sex composition and the recruitment of persons of various ethnic backgrounds. Persons of different ethnic backgrounds are therefore encouraged to apply for the position.
The University of Bergen applies the principles of public openness when recruiting staff to scientific positions. Hence, the evaluation committee's report will be disclosed (in full detail, and not made anonymous) to all of the applicants.
Information about the applicant may be made public even though the applicant has requested not to be named in the list of applicants. The applicant will be notified if his/her request is not respected.
Application, CV, copies of diplomas (including master diploma or supervisor confirmation of submitted thesis), two academic references (at least one of which should be from the awarding master's university), research statement (1 page) and support documentation should be sent by clicking on the button marked "APPLY FOR THIS JOB" on this page.
Closing date for applications: 15 June 2012
Quote reference number: 2012/3809