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.
There is a vacancy for a PhD position in structural geology in the Basin and Reservoir Studies Group at the Department of Earth Science. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years with the possibility of a 4th year with compulsory other work (e.g. teaching duties in the department). The position is funded by Aker BP.
About the project/work tasks:
The project will investigate structural and stratigraphic controls on fluid flow in a range of fluvial, shallow marine and aeolian sandstones. Of particular interest are faults and deformation bands, and we investigate the relationship between their structure and flow properties on one hand, and host rock facies/properties on the other. The project will combine the sampling and analysis of core samples from wellbores (from the Ivar Aasen field, Norwegian Continental Shelf) with the analysis and sampling of relevant outcrops (potential field areas in Utah, UK and Portugal). The analyses will focus on the distribution, (micro)structure and poroperm properties of faults and deformation bands as a function of host lithology in the studied rocks.
Qualifications and personal qualities
Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Your personal motivation to undertake this project is important to us, and will be factored into the evaluation.
Special requirements for the position: A driver's license that allows you to drive a car in Europe and the US is required.
About the PhD position (applies to university PhD positions)
About the PhD position
The fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with the possibility for a 4th year, consisting of 25 % compulsory work (e.g. teaching responsibilities at the department) distributed across the employment period. The 4th year is contingent on the qualifications of the candidate and the teaching needs of the department, and will be decided upon appointment.
The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a qualifying post (e.g. research fellow, research assistant).
About the research training
As a PhD candidate, you will be enrolled in the PhD programme at the Department of Earth Science, UiB. A final plan for the implementation of the research training must be approved by the faculty within t months after you have commenced in the position. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.
We can offer
Your application must include
The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.
For further details about the position, please contact Professor Atle Rotevatn at the Department of Earth Science (tel.: +47 55583390; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.
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