LEDIG STILLING VED UIT NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET

PhD Fellow in applied mathematics and complex systems modelling

Deadline: 19.05.2021

UiT The Arctic University of Norway

UiT Aurora Centre DYNAMO


UiT The Arctic University of Norway has established the UiT Aurora Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics and Complex Systems Modelling (DYNAMO). This is an interdisciplinary centre in complex systems.


The announced positions will strengthen the Aurora Centre and the successful candidates will perform research in close collaboration with other members of the DYNAMO centre and its extensive international network.


UiT The Arctic University of Norway


UiT is a multi-campus research university in Norway and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.


Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

Faculty of Science and Technology

The position

The UiT Aurora Centre DYNAMO announces vacant PhD fellow positions in the areas of complex systems at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. The fellow will work in a large, international, and interdisciplinary team and will have possibilities for research stays abroad. The position will be supervised by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Department of Physics and Technology.

The workplace is at UiT in Tromsø. You must be able to start in the position in Tromsø within a reasonable time after receiving the offer.

The positions are available for commencement in 2021, and the appointment is for a period of four years. The nominal length of the PhD programme is three years. The fourth year is distributed as 25 % each year and will consist of teaching and other duties. The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to the PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position.

The position’s field of research

Complexity in real physical systems frequently arise from the interaction between a few strongly coupled material degrees of freedom, and a large or infinite number of spatial degrees of freedom. This domain of complexity science has been, is, and for the foreseeable future will be at the forefront of research into complexity and complex system dynamics.

The announced position will be aimed at research in this area, with particular emphasis on the nonlinear phenomenon of bi-stability and how it is influenced and modified by the presence of spatial degrees of freedom. The physical context for this work will be taken from within the sciences of optics, fluids, and climate.

Contact

Further information about the positions, UiT, and project details is available by contacting:

  • Professor Per Jakobsen by e-mail [email protected] or telephone +47 77 64 40 20
  • Head of Department of Mathematics and Statistics Martin Rypdal by e-mail [email protected] or telephone +47 77 62 07 54
  • DYNAMO centre leader Odd Erik Garcia by e-mail [email protected] or telephone +47 77 64 51 91

Qualifications

Admission to the PhD programme

For employment in the PhD position, you must be qualified for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Science and Technology and participate in organized doctoral studies within the employment period.

Admission normally requires:

  • A bachelor's degree of 180 ECTS and a master's degree of 120 ECTS, or an integrated master's degree of 300 ECTS.
  • A master's thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 30 ECTS for a master's degree of 120 ECTS.
  • A master's thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 20 ECTS for an integrated master's degree of 300 ECTS.

To gain admission to the programme, the applicant must have a grade point average of C or better for the master’s degree and for relevant subjects of the bachelor’s degree. A more detailed description of admission requirements can be found here.

Applicants with a foreign education will be subjected to an evaluation of whether the educational background is equal to Norwegian higher education, following national guidelines from NOKUT.

If you are employed in the position, you will be provisionally admitted to the PhD programme.

Application for final admission must be submitted no later than two months after taking up the position.

Inclusion and diversity

UiT The Arctic University i Norway is working actively to promote equality, gender balance and diversity among employees and students, and to create an inclusive and safe working environment. We believe that inclusion and diversity is a strength and we want employees with different competencies, professional experience, life experience and perspectives.

If you have a disability, a gap in your CV or immigrant background, we encourage you to tick the box for this in your application. If there are qualified applicants, we invite least one in each group for an interview. If you get the job, we will adapt the working conditions if you need it. Apart from selecting the right candidates, we will only use the information for anonymous statistics.

Application 

Your application must include:

  • Application and motivation letter (max 1 page)
  • CV (max 2 pages)
  • Diploma for bachelor's and master's degree
  • Transcript of grades/academic record for bachelor's and master's degree
  • Explanation of the grading system for foreign education (Diploma Supplement if available)
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • Master’s thesis, and if applicable, up to ten other academic works. Thesis and other academic works should preferably be in English or a Scandinavian language.
  • Three references, preferably including the Master’s thesis supervisor Master’s thesis, and if applicable, up to ten other academic works. Thesis and other academic works should preferably be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Qualification with a master’s degree is required before commencement in the position. If you are near completion of your master’s degree, you may still apply and submit a draft version of the thesis and a statement from your supervisor or institution indicating when the degree will be obtained. You must document completion of your degree before commencement in the position. You must still submit your transcripts for the master’s degree with your application.

All documentation to be considered must be in a Scandinavian language or English. Diplomas and transcripts must also be submitted in the original language, if not in English or Scandinavian. We only accept applications and documentation sent via Jobbnorge within the application deadline.

We offer

  • Involvement in an interesting research project
  • A fantastic work environment with friendly and dedicated colleagues
  • Excellent career opportunities
  • A large degree of independence in work
  • Opportunities to travel and meet other leading scientists within the field
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund
  • More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here.

UiT also has good welfare arrangements for employees including beneficial arrangements for pension and insurances.

The UiT campus is located near the centre of Tromsø, a vibrant city located in Northern Norway with approximately 75 000 inhabitants. The city is surrounded by the stunning landscape of Northern Scandinavia. The location also offers ample opportunities for e.g., sighting aurora, hiking and skiing.

General information

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants.

A shorter period of appointment may be decided when the PhD Fellow has already completed parts of their research training programme or when the appointment is based on a previous qualifying position PhD Fellow, research assistant, or the like in such a way that the total time used for research training amounts to three years.

Remuneration for the position of PhD Fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1017. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act (Offentleglova). According to the Personal Data Act information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication, if you have requested non-disclosure.

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