Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computational and Applied Geophysics

Position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow available at Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED), a Centre of Excellence located at the University of Oslo. The starting date as soon as possible, and the appointment is a fulltime position for a period of two years.

Job description

The successful candidate will join a team of geophysicists and a new project exploring the geothermal potential of Baia Mare region situated in the Eastern Carpathian Mountains, Romania. The project will use new and existent geophysical, geochemical and hydrogeological data for imaging and modelling in detail the geological structure and for assessing its geothermal potential. This is a collaboration with University of Bucharest (Romania), and the project is funded by the EEA grants scheme.

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to work with the new magnetotelluric data (MT) and seismic data planned to be collected in summer/autumn 2021. In addition, she/he will be part of a team that will built a regional 3D lithospheric model using various geoscientific data.

The main purpose of a postdoctoral fellowship is to provide the candidates with enhanced skills to pursue a scientific top position within or beyond academia. To promote a strategic career path, all postdoctoral research fellows are required to submit a professional development plan no later than one month after commencement of the postdoctoral period.

Qualification requirements

Programming experience and experience working with geophysical data are requirements for this position. Documented research experience with processing and modelling MT data is highly desirable. Excellent knowledge of mathematics, physics and computing are necessary.

Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in the fields of geophysics. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis and public defense are eligible for appointment.

Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition is to be among Europe's leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

We offer

Salary NOK 526 000 - 608 200 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352) Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement Professionally stimulating working environment Vibrant international academic environment Postdoctoral development programs Oslo's family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities.

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posted: 21 January 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.