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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Experimental Fluid Mechanics

Deadline: 15.08.2020

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.


Department of Mathematics is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The Department is engaged in research covering a wide spectrum of subjects within mathematics, mechanics and statistics.

Job description

A Postdoctoral fellowship in Experimental Fluid Mechanics is available in the group of Prof. Andreas Carlson at the section for Mechanics at the Department of Mathematics.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellowship period at the University of Oslo. The fellowships will be for a period of 3 years.

Starting date no later than 01.01.2021

More about the position

The positions are part of the project “Nano- and micro- poro-elastic fog nets for water harvesting” funded by the Research Council of Norway. Access to fresh water is the foundation for life on Earth that poses severe restrictions and requirements for life in regions that contended with water scarcity. A fog net is a low cost, efficient and simple technology for harvesting water from the atmosphere. The goal of this project is to develop novel fog nets by close collaboration between experiments and other group members working on theoretical modelling. The concepts developed in the project will be tested in the field in Africa where the fog net technology is already in use.

The planned work involves understanding droplet flow through fog-nets to increase our understanding of how we can harvest clean water from the atmosphere. The project also gives opportunities to work closely with international collaborators.

The Post-doctoral fellows will:

  • Develop net structures, sensors and characterise the flow through the net by using particle tracking velocimetry and/or particle image velocimetry
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team with expertise in mechanics, physics and biophysics

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition is to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. 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 an experimental PhD degree or equivalent in mechanics, fluid mechanics, physics or applied mathematics.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Good social and collaboration skills and ability to work independently and in an interdisciplinary scientific environment

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.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 523 200 – 605 500 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (position code 1352)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Professionally stimulating working environment
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Postdoctoral development programmes
  • 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 (max. 1 page)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work - scientific publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records
  • List of publications
  • 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).

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

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 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

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For questions regarding the recruitment system please contact: HR adviser Nina Holtan, phone: +47 22854424, e-mail: [email protected]

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