The position is available as a part of a cooperation agreement between
Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) at the University of
Oslo Norway (UiO) and the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at
Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia). The fellowship requires
admission both to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and
Natural Sciences at UiO, and the PhD programme at Macquarie University.
The successful candidate will pursue his/her PhD studies for a total
period of 36 months, with an expected start date in early 2019. The
purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the
successful completion of a PhD degree; We are looking for
self-motivated, highly qualified candidate with solid theoretical
background and in the upper segment of his/her class. The successful
candidate will work in international teams, and good written and oral communication skills in English are required.
Project and job description:
Constraining uplift processes in Greenland is important for quantifying
present- day rates of melting there. Some of the modern uplift is
caused by the viscous response of the mantle to past deglaciation. This
glacial isostatic adjustment
(GIA) is sensitive to mantle viscosity, which is poorly constrained for Greenland.
This project will utilize existing data from magnetotellurics,
geochemistry, and tectonic reconstructions to place constraints on
spatial variations in the mantle viscosity structure beneath Greenland.
These constraints will then be incorporated into a mantle flow model in
order to constrain the importance of viscosity variations to GIA patterns in Greenland.
These constraints will then be evaluated within the context of
present-day observations of uplift and melting.
Applicants must hold a Master's degree or equivalent in Geophysics or a
related field with marks at Distinction level.
Programming experience and experience working with geophysical data are
requirements for this position. Experience with magnetotelluric data is desired.
An agreement for cooperation enables students to carry out their
doctoral theses under a system of joint supervision at UiO and Macquarie University.
Doctoral candidates must be deemed admissible by both institutions to
be eligible for joint supervision under this agreement.
Procedures at the University of Oslo Norway:
The candidate and must satisfy the UiO PhD requirements, see:
Procedures at Macquarie University Australia:
The Macquarie combined PhD ('cotutelle') program is described at:
Entry requirements for Macquarie University and details on how to apply
can be found at:
- The first 1 ½ years of the position the PhD fellow will stay at UiO and receive a Norwegian salary NOK 449 400 - 505 800 per year. Position code 1017.
- The second 1 ½ years of the PhD position will be funded at Macquarie University. Macquarie University will offer the PhD fellow a scholarship that covers their tuition fees (AUD $40,277 per year) and a tax-free scholarship of AUD $27,082 per year.
- In addition, one economy return airfare is provided for travel between the partner universities.
- Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo's family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities
For more information and how to apply, see here: