Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mineral Crystallography
The mineralogy research group at the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo is seeking a person to carry out research into the mineralogy and crystal chemistry of HFSE containing minerals. The focus will be on HFSE-minerals from alkaline complexes in Norway and Greenland. The majority of samples will come from the mineral collection at NHM supplemented with shorter fieldtrips to primarily Norwegian localities. The two main aims of the project are: 1) explore the structure and composition of poorly defined species and groups, e.g. hiortdahlite and steenstrupine-(Ce). 2) Utilise structural parameters including polyhedra distortion to increase our knowledge of the crystal chemical behaviour of HFSE in geological environments.
More about the position
The crystallographic work will be carried out on our new single-crystal XRD; a Rigaku Synergy-S dual micro-beam instrument (Cu and Mo) equipped with a HYpix-6000HE detector. Chemical characterisation of the minerals will be carried out with EPMA and LA-ICPMS at the Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo.
In addition to the HFSE research, the successful candidate will be responsible for the daily running of the SXRD and assisting internal and external users of the instrument.
The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.
How to apply
The application must include
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should then be in English.
Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo. No one can be appointed for more than one specified period at the same institution.
According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.
The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.
The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.
About the position and project:
Associate Professor: Henrik Friis
About administrative aspects and application procedure:
HR Advisor: Thomas Brånå