PhD Research Fellowship in Geochemistry/Sedimentology/ Climatology, 2017

  • Phd
  • 28 February 2017

A position as PhD Research fellow is available at the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED), Department of Geosciences. Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for this fellowship.
University offers a number of general and subject-specific funding schemes. The aim of the fellowship is to attract the best and most motivated people to Norway.
The University of Oslo is the oldest, largest and most prestigious university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. UiO attracts students and researchers from all over the world.
Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent/higher degree in Earth Sciences or a related discipline.


  • The successful candidate should have a strong background in geochemistry, sedimentology, or climatology. Experience with cyclostratigraphy, igneous petrology, and/or isotope geochemistry is an advantage. There will be some scope to tailor the project to the wishes and expertise of the successful candidate.
  • The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being 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.
  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent/higher degree in Earth Sciences or a related discipline. Candidates currently finishing a Master’s degree have until 30th June 2017 to complete the final exam. The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.
  • The fellowship requires admission to the research training program at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. An approved plan for the research training, including a project outline (made out in cooperation with the appropriate PhD advisors), must be submitted no later than two months after taking up the position, and the admission is to be approved within three months.
  • A good command of English is required.


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 Position code 1017, NOK 432 700 – 489 300 per year depending on qualifications.


 The mode of applying is online. The application must include:
  • Application letter
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript 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)

Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.
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