Postdoctoral Research Fellow position within magmatic petrology

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At the Department of Earth Science, there is a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow position within magmatic petrology The position is for a fixed term of 4 years and is associated with Centre for Deep Sea Research.

About the project/work tasks:

The Center for Deep Sea Research is an interdisciplinary research center where the geoscientific research is directed towards spreading ridges, formation of oceanic lithosphere, hydrothermal activity and water-rock interactions. The postdoctoral position will particularly focus on magmatic processes and the formation of oceanic lithosphere at Earth’s slow spreading ridges. The focus of this study will be on the sub-ridge mantle, with an emphasis on documenting its composition and how it has evolved over time. Additionally, the research will investigate the various processes that control the formation and differentiation of magma, as well as the potential environmental impacts of volcanic activity.Work tasks will also include on-land field work and seagoing expeditions, as well as laboratory work for the acquisition of geochemical and geochronological data.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within magmatic petrology, or must have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
  • Experience from deep sea research and relevant analytical methods is a requirement.
  • Experience from research dissemination is an advantage.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and have the ability to cooperate with others.
  • Applicants must have excellent skills in oral and written English.
  • Applicants must have good command of the Norwegian language.

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Research experience, ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

Special requirements for the position:

The University of Bergen is subjected to the regulation for export control system. The regulation will be applied in the processing of the applications.

About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:

The postdoctoral position is a fixed term position with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. 25% of the working time shall be spent on teaching, communication and dissemination at the Department of Earth Science. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

For externally financed positions: 

For postdoctoral research fellow positions associated with externally financed projects, the completion of the project proposal for the qualifying work, as well as a progress plan, will be developed in cooperation with the supervisor and head of department.

It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally stimulating working environment
  • Position as postdoctoral fellow (code 1352 in the basic collective agreement) and a gross annual salary of NOK 573 900  (equivalent to pay grade 62) upon appointment. Further increases in salary are made according to length of service in the position. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well-qualified applicant.
  • Access to advanced analytical instruments
  • Access to marine research infrastructure
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • The names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor from the PhD programme.
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas. If you have not yet completed your PhD degree, please submit a statement from your institution confirming that the thesis has been submitted.
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • List of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • Publications (as applicable)

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge.

General information:

For further details about the position, please contact: professor Rolf Birger Pedersen, Department of Earth Science,, +47 91330278, or associate professor Steffen Leth Jørgensen,  Department of Earth Science,, +47 41626055.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

Upon the expiry of the closing date for applications, an evaluation committee will be appointed. As an applicant, you have a right of access to the committee’s description of your formal and professional qualifications. If you wish to take advantage of this right of access, please contact the executive officer in charge after receiving information about the appointment of the evaluation committee.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

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