Friday, September 28, 2007

A three-year position as research fellow (PhD position) is available at the Department of Mathematics.

Research Fellow in Scientific Computing/Applied Mathematics with application to CO2-Sequestration– re-announcement

The position is part of the project “Geological Storage of CO2: Mathematical Modelling and Risk Assessment”, a joint effort of the University of Bergen and SINTEF Applied Mathematics, Oslo. The project aims at strengthening the scientific understanding of the risks associated with storage of CO2 for the purpose of reducing atmospheric emissions. The investigations are related to the study of non-linear partial differential equations arising from the multi-phase flow in porous media. Methods from Scientific Computing will be applied, i.e. the investigations will involve mathematical and numerical models, numerical simulations and their physical and mathematical interpretation.

The candidate is expected to work in the multidisciplinary environment of the project (applied mathematics, computational science and engineering). The candidate is expected to spend 3 to 6 months abroad collaborating with international partners.

Applicants must hold a master’s degree in mathematics, physics or a similar education, or have submitted their master thesis for assessment by the application deadline. It is a prerequisite, however, that the examination results are out within 4 weeks of the closing date for submitting the master thesis.

For more information on the position please contact:
Helge K. Dahle, +47-555 84856, helge.dahle[ at ]
Klaus Johannsen, +47-555 84314, klaus.johannsen[ at ] or
Jan M. Nordbotten, jan.nordbotten[ at ]

The research fellow must take part in the University’s approved PhD programme leading to the degree within a time limit of 3 years. Hence, applicants must meet the formal admission requirements for the PhD programme. Application for admission to the PhD programme, including a project plan outline for the training module, will be worked out in collaboration with the actual research group.

In total, the fellowship period is 3 years. The fellowship may be reduced if the successful applicant has held previous employment as a research fellow.

Starting salaries at salary level 43 (code 1017) on the government salary scale (currently NOK 325 800 per year); following ordinary meriting regulations (wage levels 43/47). From the gross wage a 2 % law-enforced membership fee in the State Pension Fund (“Statens Pensjonskasse”) is deducted.

The University of Bergen wishes to attain a more equal gender distribution for academic positions. Female candidates are thus strongly encouraged to apply. If several applicants are equally qualified for the position, the internal rules for gender quotas for academic positions will be applied.

State employment shall reflect the multiplicity of the population at large to the highest possible degree. The University of Bergen has therefore adopted a personnel policy objective to ensure that we achieve a balanced age and sex composition and the recruitment of persons of various ethnic backgrounds. Persons of different ethnic backgrounds are therefore encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principles of public openness when recruiting staff to scientific positions.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at any time.

The application must include a complete overview of education and professional activities (CV), scanned copies of diplomas and transcripts, publications, a list of publications and other scientific works, and contact details of two or three referees.

Applications should be sent to post[ at ]

Closing date: November 16, 2007

Quote reference number: 07/7412

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