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PhD Research Fellowship in Geochemistry
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.
The geosciences are the studies of planet Earth; the atmosphere, the hydrosphere and cryosphere, the earth's surface and it’s interior. The Department of Geosciences is Norway’s widest ranging academic geoscience research environment, encompassing four sections (Meteorology and Oceanography, Geography and Hydrology, Geology and Geophysics, Physics of Geological Processes) and one Centre of Excellence (Centre of Earth Evolution and Dynamics). In addition we participate in other centres and hold several ERC grants. The staff consists of 40 professors and associate professors, in addition to postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, researchers, technical staff and administrative personnel, to a total number of 240.
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A PhD Research Fellowship is available at Department of Geosciences at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway (http://www.geo.uio.no).
No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo. Starting date no later than 01.10.2019.
The fellowship period is up to 4 years, with 3 years devoted to research education. The position entails a compulsory workload of 25% that consists of teaching and supervision duties and research assistance.
More about the position
Human perturbations of natural systems, such as during CO2 storage, leads to mineral dissolution-growth processes changing the flow characteristics of the reservoir. Deterministic models are much used to predict such coupled mineral reactions, but these models cannot predict where in the pore space secondary crystals will nucleate and form. Mineral nucleation is a probabilistic process, where crystals can nucleate anywhere given the same physical conditions (surface characteristics, supersaturation, temperature, etc), and to understand how permeability and fluid flow may change following mineral dissolution-growth therefore requires a probabilistic approach.
This PhD study aims at improving our understanding of crystal growth processes in porous media and our understanding of how mineral growth affects the porosity-permeability relation and flow properties of porous and fractured rocks. The work will be theoretical based, but laboratory experiments on mineral nucleation and growth will go hand in hand with the development of crystal nucleation and growth models. Experimental data gathered from this collaboration will be utilized to benchmark the in-house pore-scale 2D and 3D numerical models that are currently developed in the research group at the Department.
The project will utilize the reaction laboratory with pressurized microfluidics reactors, column reactive flow setup, and teflon batch reactors. In order to build on the last years successful works in the lab, the microfluidics setups will be further developed for improved in-situ analyses using a.o. optical microscopy. It is anticipated that the KD PhD research fellow participate in further developing the reaction laboratory, and contribute with the daily operation of the laboratory.
A detailed project plan will be developed in collaboration with the successful candidate.
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is a leading research faculty. 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.
- Master’s degree or equivalent in in geochemistry or an equivalent qualification in chemistry, chemical engineering, or physics.
- Demonstrate basic understanding of thermodynamic and kinetic theory
- Knowledge on mineral dissolution-nucleation-growth is an asset
- Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
- Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2019 to complete the final exam
The norm is as follows:
- the average grade point for courses included in the Bachelor’s degree must be C or better in the Norwegian educational system
- the average grade point for courses included in the Master’s degree must be B or better in the Norwegian educational system
- the Master’s thesis must have the grade B or better in the Norwegian educational system
- fluent oral and written communication skills in English evt. and a Scandinavian language
- Salary NOK 449 400 – 505 800 per annum depending on qualifications and seniority as PhD Research Fellow (position code 1017).
- Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
- Vibrant international academic environment
- 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 and research interests
- CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work - scientific publications)
- Copies of the original Master’s degree diploma, transcripts of records and letters of recommendation
- Documentation of English proficiency
- List of publications and academic work 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).
Applicants may be called in for an interview.
Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.
The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.
The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position. For more information see: https://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/
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The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.
- Associate Professor Helge Hellevang, telephone +47- 22857026, email: [email protected]
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