Sunday, June 8, 2008

PhD position Department of Physics and Technology, Bergen Norway

Universitetet i Bergen



Research Fellow (PhD position) in Acoustics at Department of Physics
and Technology - re-announcement

At the Department of Physics and Technology ( ) a 3-year position as Research Fellow is
available from 1 September 2008 (or earlier) in the field of
Acoustics within the R&D programme “Fiscal measurement of oil and

The position is financed by “The Michelsen Centre for Industrial
Measurement Science and Technology” ( ); a centre for research based
innovation (CRI) financed by the Research Council of Norway and
partners in the CRI. The project is carried out in a cooperation
between the Department of Physics and Technology at UiB, Christian
Michelsen Research AS ( ) (CMR), Bergen and the
industry partner FMC Technologies ( ), Kongsberg (Norway) and Erie
(U.S.A.). The place of work will be Department of Physics and
Technology, in the Acoustics research group.

The PhD work will be connected to development of a high precision
sound velocity cell for natural gas, for use in connection with
recent methods being developed for mass and energy measurement of
natural gas using ultrasonic gas flow meters.

A description of the position can be downloaded from the Internet

For further information about the position, please contact Professor
Per Lunde, Department of Physics and Technology, Acoustics research
group, Allégt. 55, 5007 Bergen, tel. +47 99 49 39 01/e-mail:

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

The fellowship period may be reduced if the successful applicant has
held previous employment as research fellow.

Applicants must have achieved a master’s degree or equivalent in
physics, or have submitted their master thesis for assessment by the
application deadline. It is a prerequisite, however, that the formal
admission requirements for the PhD programme are met before
appointment can be made.

A background within ultrasonics and experimental measurements would
be advantageous. Education in relevant methods will be offered. The
candidate will work together with researchers and other
students/candidates in the research group. The applicant should
possess good cooperation and communication skills.

Starting salaries at salary level 43 (code 1017) on the government
salary scale; currently NOK 325,800 gross p.a.; following ordinary
meriting regulations (range 43/47).

Women in particular are invited to apply. If, in the opinion of the
evaluation committee, several applicants have approximately
equivalent qualifications, the rules on equal opportunities laid down
in the Personnel Regulations 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.

Application and CV should be sent via

The application should contain a brief statement of research
interests and motivation and the names and contact details of two

Copies of diplomas/transcripts (bachelor and master) and testimonials
as well as scientific works including a list of publications (all in
3 copies/sorted in 3 identical bundles) should be sent to Department
of Physics and Technology, The University of Bergen, Allégt. 55,
5007 Bergen, Norway.

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2008

Quote reference number: .08/540