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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Partial Differential Equations

Deadline: 07.07.2020

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 position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow is available at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Oslo.

The appointment is a full time position and is made for a period of up to three years. The starting date is no later than 30.11.2020.

The postdoc position is linked to the project INICE: Irregularity and noise in continuity equations, a Young Research Talents project funded by the Research Council of Norway and headed by Associate Professor Ulrik Skre Fjordholm.

The research will focus on the theory and numerical analysis for partial differential equations that are degenerate, in one way or another: Such equations are characterized by non-linearity (e.g., non-linear hyperbolic conservation laws), irregular coefficients (e.g., continuity equations with irregular velocity fields), non-uniqueness of solutions, singular or irregular solutions (e.g., measure-valued solutions), as well as the presence of noise. For more information, please consult the project’s web page.

The main purpose of a postdoctoral fellowship is to provide the candidates with enhanced skills to pursue a scientific top position, within or outside of academia. To promote a strategic career path, all postdoctoral research fellows are required to submit a professional development plan no later than one month after commencement of the postdoctoral period.

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 these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and are expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

Applicants are required to:

  • hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in Mathematics. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis who have successfully defended their thesis are eligible for appointment.
  • fluent oral and written communication skills in English or a Scandinavian language.
  • have documented a strong background in partial differential equations (PDEs) and/or numerical methods for PDEs. A background in stochastic analysis or probability is desired, but not required.

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 (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 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.

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

Formal regulations

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

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period 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

For further information please contact:

For questions regarding the recruitment system please contact: Nina Holtan, phone: +47 228 54424, e-mail: [email protected].

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