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Researcher position in Computational methods for immiscible two-phase flow in porous media

Deadline: 22.08.2021

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 research at the Department of Physics covers a broad range of subfields within physics and technology: From space research to medical physics. A good proportion of the research is interdisciplinary, and conducted in close cooperation with collaborators in Norway and abroad.


Education and teaching are other essential activities. We offer a broad range of courses, and the Department is involved in several study programmes at bachelor’s and master’s level. Some of the best lecturers in Norway are amongst our employees, and we are proud of our prizewinning teaching and learning environment. The Department has 200 employees, of which 50 are permanent scientific positions. On a yearly basis 20 students complete their Ph.D. and 50 finish their M.Sc. degree.

Job description

Position as researcher (Position code (SKO) 1109) in Porous Media Physics is available at PoreLab - Center of Excellence - at the Department of Physics. The position is for a period of three years, with starting date as soon as possible.

More about the position

The position will be focused on the use of computational methods for immiscible two-phase flow in porous media. PoreLab has over two decades developed a dynamic network simulator that needs to be maintained and developed further in close collaboration with the existing experimental and theoretical groups both at PoreLab Oslo and PoreLab Trondheim.

The position is an excellent possibility to qualify for a tenured academic position. It is expected that the candidate actively pursues possibilities for new projects within the field, by participating/submitting applications to the EU, the Research Council of Norway and industry. The candidate will take part in supervision of students, and outreach activity connected to PoreLab.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. 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.

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in computational or theoretical physics with a specialization in statistical physics. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis and public defence are eligible for appointment.
  • Good and documented knowledge of programming languages such as Fortran and/or C/C++.
  • Experience in developing code.
  • Experience in the field of porous media.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

We offer

  • Salary NOK minimum 534 400 – 604 700 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 including a description of scientific interests, and the motivation for applying for the position
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, academic work, and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • 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, 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). Applications with documents missing will not be considered further.

An expert committee will evaluate the applications. Applicants will normally be called in for interview.

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.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

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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