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PhD position in applied mathematics
University of Bergen
Universitetet i Bergen
The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad.
There is a vacancy for a PhD position in applied mathematics at the Department of Mathematics. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years with compulsory work (e.g. teaching duties at the Department). The position is subject to the ACTOM project.
About the project/work tasks:
The ACTOM project is funded through ACT, an ERA NET Cofund collaboration between 11 countries (http://www.act-ccs.eu). The project is coordinated by the Department of Mathematics, with partners from the UK, USA, Netherland and Norway. In ACTOM we will develop tools for designing marine monitoring programs for subsea geological storage of CO2 projects. The tools should take into account legal constraints, industrial needs and societal concerns. The PhD candidate will take part in developing models to simulate seeps of CO2 to marine waters, and use these models to develop methods to estimate uncertainties and implement tools to design monitoring programs.
Qualifications and personal qualities:
Applicants must hold a master‘s degree or the equivalent in applied mathematics, statistics, engineering, or oceanography. Master students can apply provided they complete their final master exam before 1 October 2019. It is a condition of employment that the master‘s degree has been awarded.
Solid background in mathematical topics, such as linear algebra, numerical methods and differential equations is a requirement.
Programming experience, in e.g. Python, R or Matlab, is a requirement.
Experience in using tools for numerical simulations of fluid flows is an advantage.
Background in statistics, data analysis, probability and risk analysis is an advantage.
Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English.
Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.
About the PhD position:
The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time each year comprises required duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results. The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a qualifying post (e.g. research fellow, research assistant).
About the research training: As a PhD candidate, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. A final plan for the implementation of the research training must be approved by the faculty within two months after you have commenced in the position. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.
We can offer:
A good and professionally challenging working environment
Salary at pay grade 54 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 10) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 479 600. Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
A brief account of the applicant‘s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these should be the main advisor for the master‘s thesis or equivalent thesis
Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor‘s and master‘s degrees, or official confirmation that the master‘s thesis has been submitted
If you have not yet completed your master‘s degree, please submit a statement from your institution confirming the expected date of award of your master‘s degree. Your master‘s degree must be documented with transcripts and/or diploma, alternatively a confirmation from your institution on completed degree and your grade, by 1 October 2019.
A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
Any publications in your name
The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.
Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: professor Guttorm Alendal, firstname.lastname@example.org , +47 99395056.
The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.
We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.
The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.
Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.
The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.
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