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Blindern og Urbygningen (Foto: Wikimedia og Colourbox)
Blindern og Urbygningen (Foto: Wikimedia og Colourbox)

Researcher position in Steady State Porous Media Flow

Deadline: 30.05.2019

Job description

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.

PoreLab is a Norwegian Center of Excellence created in 2017 and situated at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, and the University of Oslo (UiO). It focuses on the physics of porous media using experimental, theoretical and computational methods. It is led by five principal scientists from physics, chemistry and reservoir engineering.

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Position as researcher in Porous Media Physics is available at PoreLab – Center of Excellence - at the Department of Physics.

The position is for a period of two years, with starting date as soon as possible.

The theme of the researcher position will be “Experimental characterization of steady-state properties of flow in porous media”. The aim of the researcher project is to investigate the different phases obtained in steady state two-phase flow in porous media. The experiments will be performed with quasi two-dimensional models with and without a gravitational field. In steady-state two-phase flow, the systems can either present a rich dynamics of fragmentation, motion and coalescence of single-phase fluid clusters, or have nearly frozen and immobile clusters. We will explore the transition between those opposing steady-state regimes by carefully tuning a set of experimental parameters governing the dynamics.

The position is an excellent possibility for a young scientist 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 also outreach activity connected to PoreLab.

For information about the research at PoreLab, please see here

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these positions will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

Required qualifications:

  • PhD within experimental porous media physics
  • Strong background in hydrodynamics and statistical physics
  • Experience and competence in image processing of complex systems.
  • Good language skills, in particular a good command of both written and spoken English.
  • The successful candidate should be creative, with a strong ability to work problem-oriented. He/she should enjoy interdisciplinary research and take keen interest in team works in several contexts.
  • Part of the work will be devoted to outreach and popularization of the PoreLab activity. Strong communication skills will therefore be required for this position.

We offer

  • salary NOK 515 200 – 597 400 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1109)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • vibrant international academic environment
  • career development programmes
  • 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

  • Application letter including a description of scientific interests, and the motivation for applying for the position.
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work).
  • Copies of educational certificates and transcript of records.
  • Complete list of publications and academic work.
  • Up to five highlighted publications.
  • Names and contact details of 1-2 references

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

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.

Applications with documents missing will not be considered further.


An expert committee will evaluate the applications. Information and materials that should be considered by the committee must be submitted within the deadline. Applicants will normally be called in for interview.

Formal regulations

Please see rules for the use of research posts at University of Oslo.

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

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, email:[email protected]

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