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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Stochastics and Energy Systems

Deadline: 01.08.2020

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

Position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow available at the Department of Mathematics.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Oslo. Starting date no later than 31.12.2020.

The appointment is a fulltime position and is made for a period of up to two years. The position is devoted to carrying out a project entitled Spatial-Temporal Uncertainty in Energy Systems (SPATUS). SPATUS is a Thematic Research Group funded by UiO:Energy, and managed by the Department of Mathematics and in collaboration with the Department of Technology Systems.

The successful candidate will work on new space-time random field models for modelling of weather variables, and develop theory for these with the purpose of analysing energy systems related questions. The methods will rest on infinite dimensional stochastic analysis, including random sets. Questions related to the optimal design of energy systems meeting sustainability targets will be studied. The position offers a unique possibility to work in the interaction between mathematics and green energy systems.

The research will be in collaboration between the Departments of Mathematics and Technology Systems (professors Fred Espen Benth and Marianne Zeyringer, respectively, will act as mentors). Please see https://www.mn.uio.no/math/english/research/projects/spatus/ for a detailed description of the SPATUS Thematic Research Group and its scientific project.

The main purpose of a postdoctoral fellowship is to provide the candidates with enhanced skills to pursue a scientific top position within or beyond 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 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 mathematics, with a specialisation in stochastics.
    • 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.
  • A background in functional analysis and/or systems theory is an advantage
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English

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. 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

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: HR adviser Nina Holtan, e-mail: [email protected].

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