A two-year position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow is available at the Department of Geosciences at the University of Oslo. Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for this fellowship.
University offers a number of general and subject-specific funding schemes. The aim of the fellowship is to attract the best and most motivated people to Norway. The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.
The University of Oslo, is the oldest, largest and most prestigious university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. UiO attracts students and researchers from all over the world.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in a hydrology, meteorology or related geo-scientific field with documented knowledge relevant for the qualifications given above.
Degree Level: Fellowship is provided for the postdoctoral programme at the University of Oslo.
Available Subject: Fellowship is tenable in modelling impacts of climate change on the natural environment at the University of Oslo.
Scholarship Benefits: Position code 1352, Pay Grade from NOK 486 100 to 567 100 per year, depending on qualifications and seniority.
Eligibility: Applicants must have a doctoral degree in a hydrology, meteorology or related geo-scientific field with documented knowledge relevant for the qualifications given above.
Candidates should have a good process understanding of Earth System Sciences and have documented experience in assessing the impact of climate variability and change on the physical system. The successful candidate should further demonstrate:
- Strong quantitative skills, including large-scale modelling and data analysis
- Ability to work with large data sets, combining observations and model simulations
- Technical expertise in computer software and programming
- A proven track record in peer-reviewed publications
- Evidence of creativity and capability of independent research
Applications are encouraged from dedicated candidates with excellent writing and communication skills, good cooperation skills and ability to work in a highly team-orientated environment.
A good command of English is required.
Nationality: Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for this fellowship.
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have a doctoral degree in a hydrology, meteorology or related geo-scientific field with documented knowledge relevant for the qualifications given above.
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirements: A good command of English is required for all students attending the University of Oslo. International students; Ph.D. research fellows and post-doctoral research fellows who are not native speakers of English, must document their proficiency in English by taking one of the following internationally recognised tests
- TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language
- IELTS – International English Language Testing Service
- Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) and Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge
- Applicants to the programme for the Ph.D. degree in Science must obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 80 (internet-based) on the TOEFL test or a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS (academic) test. The same applies to applicants for postdoctoral research fellow positions.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. The application must include:
- Application letter including a statement of research interest
- CV summarizing education, positions and academic work, and other qualifying activity
- Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
- List of publications and academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
- Names and contact details of 2-3 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.
Deadline: The application deadline is February 15, 2017.