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PhD Research Fellow in Geological Characterization of CO2 Reservoirs in Basalts – UiO, Norway


PhD Research Fellow in Geological Characterization of CO2 Reservoirs in Basalts available at the Njord Centre (Department of Geosciences and Department of Physics) – UiO, Norway


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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: -
Salary: NOK 491 200 – 534 400 per annum

Njord Centre.
University of Oslo (UiO), Norway


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Qualification Details

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.

Essential qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Earth Sciences
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • A proven background in at least two of the following fields: CO2 storage; structural analysis of fractures and of fractured reservoirs; volcano stratigraphy, including field mapping/characterization of basalt sequences; land- and drone-based photogrammetry and interpretation.
  • Experience with Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) analysis, ideally of pore- and fracture-networks.

Desirable qualifications:

  • Broad knowledge of porosity and permeability characterization in volcanic rocks.
  • Experience with the acquisition and interpretation of micro-CT data.
  • Good knowledge of the geological history of the North Atlantic Igneous Province, and especially on the Faroese and Norwegian sector.

Grade requirements:

The norm is as follows:

  • the average grade point for courses included in the Bachelor’s degree must be C or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the average grade point for courses included in the Master’s degree must be B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the Master’s thesis must have the grade B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements:

Personal skills:

  • Teamwork skills, as well as the ability to work independently
  • Enthusiasm, personal drive, and ability to take initiative
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility, ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position. For more information see:

Responsibilities/Job Description

According to the lab interest

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: -

Application Procedure

The the application must include

  • Cover letter - statement of motivation and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work - scientific publications)
  • Copies of the original Bachelor and Master’s degree diploma and transcripts of records
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system (please follow the link “Apply for this job”). Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Applicants may be called in for an interview.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

  • Salary NOK 491 200 – 534 400 per annum depending on qualifications and seniority as PhD Research Fellow (position code 1017)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Career development programmes
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

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Contact details

For further information please contact:

Prof Luca Menegon, phone: +47 228 56725, e-mail: [email protected]

For technical questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Adviser Elin Thoresen, e-mail: [email protected], phone +47 22 85 71 96.

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