Postdoc Job in Structural Geology and Basin Analysis at Uni of Bergen, Norway 2022


Postdoc Job in Structural Geology and Basin Analysis is available for doctoral degree candidates in Structural geology at the Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen, Norway 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 years
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Earth Science

University of Bergen (UiB), Norway


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Qualification Details

  • Applicants must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within structural geology and/or basin analysis, or must have submitted their doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
  • A research-level background in structural analysis of sedimentary basins is a requirement.
  • Experience of interpretation of 3D reflection seismic data is a requirement, preferably using Petrel.
  • Experience from quantitative analysis of fault evolution and kinematics from seismic reflection data is a requirement.
  • Experience from topological analysis of structural networks is a requirement.
  • Experience from physical analogue experiments is an advantage.
  • Teaching experience is an advantage.
  • Evidence of ability to present and publish the result of research at an international level in English and documented research potential is a requirement.
  • 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.

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

Responsibilities/Job Description

About the project/work tasks:

The successful candidate will work within structural analysis of fault populations and sedimentary basins. The work will involve quantitative analysis of fault kinematics, -evolution, and network properties, and will include collection of data from outcrop, interpretation and analysis of three- dimensional reflection seismic and well data, topological analysis of structural networks, as well as working experimentally with fault evolution through analogue physical experiments.

The successful candidate will be expected to take a leading role in developing research in these areas and to publish results in leading peer-reviewed journals. They will also be expected to participate in other activities/tasks such as teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, mentoring masters and PhD students.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

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 reference persons. 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.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

The postdoctoral position is a fixed term position with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. The duration of the postdoctoral period is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time each year comprises required duties associated with teaching and dissemination of results. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

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.


  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Salary at pay grade 62 (code 1352 / pay range 24, alternative 6) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 573 900. Further promotions are made according to length of service. For particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

General information:

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. 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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Contact details

For further details about the position, please contact: Professor Atle Rotevatn, Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen, e-mail: [email protected].

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