Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in North Atlantic Geodynamics - University of Oslo

  • Fully Funded
  • Deadline: February 1, 2017
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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.

A postdoctoral research fellowship (SKO 1352) is available at Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics, a Norwegian Centre of Excellence. The fellowship period for is 2 years with the possibility of an extension to a third year depending on research progress and funding availability. Note that no one can be appointed for more than one specified period at the same institution. The starting date for this position is spring or summer of 2017.

North Atlantic Geodynamics Project Description: This project aims to study the geodynamic evolution of the North Atlantic by investigating the interactions between the Iceland plume, the mantle and the lithosphere from the Eocene. 3D numerical modeling of the thermo-mechanical and magmatic evolution of the region will be conducted in the first step. Model predictions of spatio-temporal surface evolution will be tested against a multitude of geological and marine geophysical observations. The project will be conducted together with ETH (T. Gerya) and U. Utrecht (W. Spakman).


The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials. The main purpose of post-doctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their disciplines.

The candidates must have a PhD or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in physics/geophysics, geology, or a related discipline, and a strong numerical modeling background.

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Position code 1352, NOK 486 100 – 567 100 per year, depending on qualifications and seniority.

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