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Researcher in Early Archean crust formation

Deadline: 25.09.2022

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 geosciences are the studies of the planet Earth and its comparative planetology; the atmosphere, the hydrosphere and cryosphere, the Earth's surface and its interior. The Department of Geosciences conducts research and teaching in most of the domains of geoscience; geology, geophysics, physical geography, geomatics, hydrology, meteorology and oceanography. The Department is the broadest geoscience research and education environment in Norway. The Department encompasses five sections; Meteorology and Oceanography, Geography and Hydrology, Geology and Geophysics, Physics of Geological Processes (Njord centre) and one Centre of Excellence CEED - Centre of Earth Evolution and Dynamics.

The Department aims to contribute to the new and important UN Sustainability Development Goals. The staff consists of 40 professors and associate professors, in addition to postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, researchers, technical- and administrative staff. Approximately number of employees are 240 at the Department.

Job description

Applicants are invited for a 1 year position as Researcher in Early Archean crust formation to be based at the Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo. Preferred starting date November 2022.

Within the project “Poles together - missing links between Arctic and Antarctic early Earth records” (PAAN), we seek a researcher at the postdoctoral level, or higher, in geochronology and isotope geochemistry. The candidate selected is expected to perform zircon U-Pb chemical abrasion isotope dilution thermal ionization mass spectrometry (CA-ID-TIMS) analyses, as well as U-Pb and Lu-Hf isotopic analysis by laser ablation and solution inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS).

The overarching purpose of this project is to constrain crust-forming processes on the early Earth by comparing preserved areas of Eoarchean crust of different Polar Regions on the Earth. The researcher hired will work on already collected samples from Eoarchean units in Antarctica, W Greenland and Labrador.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for the fellowship will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in geosciences. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis and public defense are eligible for appointment.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Experience in analytical techniques, preferentially in isotope-geochemical or geochronological methods.

Personal skills

  • Collaborative spirit.
  • Attitude for team work and knowledge sharing.
  • Ability to work in a structured manner.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 544 400 – 626 300 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1109).
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement.
  • Professionally stimulating working environment.
  • Vibrant international academic environment.
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities.

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest).
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity).
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records.
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works 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. 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. It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

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.

The University of Oslo 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

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For technical questions about the recruitment system, please contact HR-Officer Ole Rustad, e-mail: [email protected]

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