A postdoctoral research fellowship position is available at the Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo. This is awarded to Norwegian and foreign applicants for a period of three years preferably from May 2016.
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 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.
A good command of English is required for all students attending the University of Oslo. International students, PhD research fellows and postdoctoral research fellows who are not native speakers of English must document their proficiency in English.
Course Level: Fellowship is provided for postdoctoral programme at University of Oslo.
Study Subject: Fellowship is tenable in permafrost modeling with the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model at University of Oslo.
Scholarship Award: Scholarship includes: Position code 1352, Pay Grade: 57 – 65 (NOK 483 700 – 560 700 per year, depending on qualifications and seniority).
Scholarship can be taken at: Norway
Eligibility: Eligibility criteria is:
-The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates will be selected in accordance with this, and are expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials. Applications are encouraged from dedicated candidates with excellent writing skills and the ability to work in a highly team-orientated environment.
-The successful candidate should have a PhD degree or the equivalent awarded by a Geoscience faculty, with strong background in WRF modeling in Norway, Svalbard and/or NE Siberia, in particular focussing on the representation of surface energy balance, snow cover and/or glacier mass balance. Furthermore, the candidate must present evidence that she/he is capable of modifying the WRF source code to facilitate improvements of the model physics. Previous experience with implementation of subgrid formulations of snow distribution in WRF is beneficial. The candidate should further have experience with validation of WRF results using field observations and have participated in field campaigns in high-latitude environments.
Nationality: Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for these fellowships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: The successful candidate should have a PhD degree or the equivalent awarded by a Geoscience faculty, with strong background in WRF modeling in Norway, Svalbard and/or NE Siberia, in particular focussing on the representation of surface energy balance, snow cover and/or glacier mass balance.
Test Requirement: Not Required
English Language Requirements: A good command of English is required for all students attending the University of Oslo. International students; PhD 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 recognized 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 PhD 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 from the IELTS (academic) test. The same applies to applicants for postdoctoral research fellow positions.
Supporting Material: The application must include:
-Application letter including a statement of research interests
-CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work, and other qualifying activity)
-Copies of educational certificates and transcript of records
-If available, a copy of the PhD thesis
-List of other academic works and publications and/or awards and stipends 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)
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.
Application Deadline: Application deadline is 15th March 2016.