Ph.D fellowship in Petroleum Geoscience

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 02 Oct 2020

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applications for a Ph.D Research fellowship in Petroleum Geoscience at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Energy Resources. The position is vacant from 01.01.2021.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development leading to a doctoral degree.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively.

The title of this PhD project is “Triassic sediment-transport system in the North Sea”. The main objective of the project is to improve the knowledge of the basin configuration and sedimentary provenance for Triassic in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The focus is on the Early Triassic and siliciclastic rocks. The research fellow will follow these three specific objectives:

1) Provenance analysis: petrographic (polarising microscopy, cathodoluminescence) and geochemical analysis as well as zircon dating. This will be the main part in the project.

2) Basin configuration and stratigraphic phrame: mapping of the basins (2D and 3D seismic data, well logs and cores).

3) Diagenesis: petrographic analysis (polarising microscopy, cathodoluminescence, SEM) of post-depositional processes.


Qualification requirements

We are looking for applicants with a strong academic background who have completed a five-year master degree (3+2) within geoscience, preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate. The ideal candidate has good knowledge in petrography, geochemistry, seismic interpretation, and well analysis, as well as knowledge on subsurface interpretation software such as DecisionSpace (Landmark) and Petrel. Skills in sedimentology, structural geology and/or regional geology of the Norwegian continental shelf, as well as field experience and relevant laboratory experience are advantages.

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Stavanger both the grade for your master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of your master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade.

If you finish your education (masters degree) in the fall of 2020 you are also welcome to apply.

Applicants with an education from an institution with a different grade scale than A-F should attach a confirmed conversion scale that shows how the grades can be compared with the Norwegian A-F scale.

Emphasis is also placed on your:

  • motivation and potential for research within the field
  • ability to work independently and in a team, be innovative and creative
  • ability to work structured and handle a heavy workload
  • having a good command of both oral and written English

Requirements for competence in English

A good proficiency in English is required for anyone attending the PhD program. International applicants must document this by taking one of the following tests with the following results:

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-Based Test (IBT). Minimum result: 90
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing Service. Minimum result: 6.5
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) og Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge
  • PTE Academic – Pearson Test of English Academic. Minimum result: 62

The following applicants are exempt from the above requirements:

  • Applicants with one year of completed university studies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA
  • Applicants with an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
  • Applicants with a completed bachelor's and / or master's degrees taught in English in one of the Nordic countries or the Netherlands

We offer
  • varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
  • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure
  • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, NOK 479,600 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position
  • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund , which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
  • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the SIS sports club at campus
  • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
  • "Hjem-jobb-hjem"  discounted public transport to and from work
  • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
  • relocation programme  in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

Other information

See "Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident " at the University of Stavanger.

The appointee will be based at the University of Stavanger, with the exception of a stay abroad at a relevant centre of research.

It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

The University currently employs few female research fellows within this academic field, and women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the Norwegian text takes precedence.


Contact information

More information on the position can be obtained from Associate Professor from Carita Augustsson, e-mail: carita.augustsson@uis.no .

Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR advisor Margot A.Treen, tel: +47831419, e-mail: rekruttering@uis.no .


Application

To apply for this position please follow the link "Apply for this job". Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience. In your application letter you must show your research interests and motivation to apply for the position.

The following documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:

  • certificates/diplomas 
  • references
  • list of publications 
  • other documentation that you consider relevant

The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application deadline. 

Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants - see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act .

UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.


UiS - challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,800 employees. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

The Department of Energy Resources is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology. The international academic staff conducts research related to energy resources, technology for improved oil recovery (IOR), decision analysis and geosciences. Study programs offer courses related to the exploration and utilization of petroleum and natural resources. The department focuses on internationalization, with development of study programs in English and high mobility among academic staff and students. The department contributes significantly to the research activities and leadership of The National IOR Centre of Norway, established by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. There are currently 50 employees in the department including research fellows and postdocs.


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