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1 year position as a Researcher in Mechanics

Deadline: 15.06.2022

Universitetet i Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.


The Department of Mathematics is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo. The Department is engaged in teaching and research covering a wide spectrum of subjects within mathematics, mechanics and statistics. The research is on theory, methods and applications. The areas represented include: fluid mechanics, biomechanics, statistics and data science, computational mathematics, combinatorics, partial differential equations, stochastics and risk, algebra, geometry, topology, operator algebras, complex analysis and logic.

We have almost 50 persons in permanent academic positions and a large number of post docs and Ph.D. students. We also have an administrative and technical staff. The department represents a leading research environment in mathematical areas in Norway, and has a highly international profile.

Job description

A 1 year position as a Researcher in Mechanics available at the Department of Mathematics. Starting date no later than 01.09.2022.

We are searching for a highly motivated candidate with a strong background in computational science (mathematics/physics) and a passion to work on interdisciplinary projects.

The position is part of the Alzheimer´s physics project a collaborative initiative between the Department of Mathematics, UiO and Institute of Basic Medical Sciences.

The project involves:

  • Multiphysics simulation of the brain using FEniCS (involving poro-elasticity and viscous flow couplings).
  • Data analysis of 2-photon images of blood pulsations during sleep in rodent brains.
  • Data analysis of clinical measurement of intracranial and arterial pressures.
  • Interpretation of the experimental/clinical data with 1D and/or 3D biomechanical models.
  • Analysis of transport phenomena, in particular dispersion, using 2D simulation and analytical modeling.

Qualification requirements

The candidate is expected to hold a PhD degree in mechanics, mathematics or physics.

The expected skills are :

  • expertise in numerical methods to solve biomechanical problems
  • expertise in transport in porous media
  • experience in transdisciplinar work with biologists
  • experience in transdisciplinal work with clinicians
  • fluency in English and/or Norwegian
  • good communication skills and teamwork spirit

We offer

  • salary NOK 534 400 – 594 300 per year depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1109)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter - statement of motivation and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work - scientific publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. 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).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

Formal regulations

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

UiO has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

For further information please contact: Professor Kent-Andre Mardal, phone: +47 22 85 58 28, e-mail: [email protected]

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