PhD Research Fellow in Computational Mathematics

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 15 May 2023

PhD Research Fellow in Computational Mathematics
Apply for this job
See advertisement

UiB - Knowledge that shapes society

Through robust and close interaction with the world around us – globally, nationally and locally – we shall be instrumental in building a society based on knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Do you want to take part in shaping the future?


(Video unable to load from YouTube. Accept cookie and refresh page to watch video, or click here to open video)

PhD Research Fellow position in Computational Mathematics

There is a vacancy for a PhD Research Fellow in Computational Mathematics at the Department of Mathematics . The position is part of the project «Expansion of ResourCes for CO2 Storage on the Horda Platform» (ExpReCCS). This is a Collaborative and Knowledge-building Project (KSP-K) financed by The Research Council of Norway, Equinor, Wintershall DEA and Shell Norge. The project is led by the research institute NORCE with University of Bergen, Imperial College and RWTH Aachen as academic partners. The project is an associated research project of the «CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE SUBSURFACE RESOURCES» (CSSR).

The position is for period of 3 years. It is desired that the successful candidate spend 6 months as a visiting research candidate at Imperial College.

About the project/work tasks

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a key technology in the transition towards a carbon neutral energy system. Over the last decade this technology has matured into industrial scale projects like Longship and Northern Lights. Potentially the Northern Lights may inject >50Mt CO2 annually into the geological area of the Horda Platform in the North Sea consisting of many interconnected reservoirs. To succeed on this scale new and advanced digital technologies are needed to provide insight into optimal strategies for portfolio development and management.

The main objective of the project is to enable multi-site storage development on the Horda Platform and support risk-reduction activities and portfolio management strategies through improved regional simulation of interconnected storage sites and innovative assessment of system level uncertainty.

The PhD-candidate will take part in the development, implementation and analysis of simulation methods for the  management of reservoirs interconnected by a regional aquifer and/or surface infrastructure for CO2 transport. The software development should be based open-access model concepts.

The model development should couple site specific dynamic models including wells and fluid properties with dynamics on the regional scales. An objective is to develop new methodologies that are more efficient and reliable than what is available today.

Qualifications and personal qualities
  • Applicants must hold a master's degree or equivalent education in computational mathematics. Master students can apply provided they complete their final master exam before 24. June 2023. It is a condition of employment that the master's degree has been awarded.
  • Experience from discretization methods for partial differential equations and good programming skills is a requirement.
  • Expertise on modelling and simulation of flow in porous media, numerical analysis, and applied mathematics 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.

Special requirements for the position:

  • The University of Bergen is subjected to the regulation for export control system. The regulation will be applied in the processing of the applications.

About the PhD position

The position is for a three year term.

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 Research Fellow, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. The deadline for applying for admission to the PhD programme at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is 2 months after you start your position or after the start of the research project that will lead to the PhD degree. 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 stimulating working environment  
  • Salary as PhD research fellow (code 1017) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 501 200,- (equivalent to pay grade 54). Further increases in salary are made according to length of service in the position.  
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund 
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include
  • a brief account of the applicant's research interests and motivation for applying for the position 
  • the names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor for the master's thesis or equivalent thesis  
  • CV 
  • transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor's and master's degrees. 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 24.06.2023.
  • relevant certificates/references 
  • approved documentation of proficiency in English (if required, cf. English language requirements for PhD admission) 
  • 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.

General information:

For further details about the position, please contact Professor Helge K. Dahle, Department of Mathematics, University of Bergen, e- post: or Research Director Sarah E. Gasda, NORCE, e-post

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. 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.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here .

Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.


(Video unable to load from YouTube. Accept cookie and refresh page to watch video, or click here to open video)

About UiB

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 are seven departments and several centres at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Read more about the faculty  and departments.  

Apply for this job

15th May 2023


University of Bergen




Fulltime (1 positions) Fulltime (%)


Fixed Term

Place of service

See more jobs

  • Vacant positions - University of Bergen

Find more jobs
  • PDF

Link to startpage
Switchboard: +47 75 54 22 20 Support Privacy policy - cookies
View or Apply

Similar Positions