Univ. of Oslo Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Department of Geosciences

Deadline: 28 February 2016
Open to: candidates with PhD degree or the equivalent in the fields of Geoscience, Physics, Geophysics, Mathematics, Geomatics or Computer Science faculty
Fellowship: 48 000 – 55 000 EUR for year


Postdoctoral research fellow position is available at the Department of Geosciences at the University of Oslo, Norway. The position will be active until end of 2018, with start date as soon as possible. The University offers a number of general and subject-specific funding schemes. The aim of the fellowship is to attract the best and most motivated people to Norway. The University of Oslo, is the oldest, largest and most prestigious university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. UiO attracts students and researchers from all over the world. A good command of English is required for all students attending the University of Oslo. International students; PhD research fellows and postdoctoral research fellows who are not native speakers of English, must document their proficiency in English.


The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates will be selected in accordance with this, and are expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials. Applications are encouraged from dedicated candidates with excellent writing skills and the ability to work in a highly team-orientated environment.
The successful candidate should have a PhD degree or the equivalent awarded by a Geoscience, Physics, Geophysics, Mathematics, Geomatics or Computer Science faculty, with experience in remote sensing, numerical modeling, and/or spatial analysis. Experience with processing and displaying of large data sets in time and space is beneficial. The successful candidate should further demonstrate:

  • Technical expertise in a GIS system (such as ArcGIS or QGIS) and one or more programming language(s), in particular MATLAB, IDL, and/or Python
  • Good communication skills and the willingness to manage tasks and project deliverables in an international research environment
  • Evidence of creativity and capability of independent research

In addition, candidates with experience in one of the following topics will be given priority:

  • Processing of remotely sensed radar data
  • Remote sensing of (land) surface temperatures
  • Remote sensing of snow extent and snow water equivalent

A good command of English is required.


The winning candidate receives 48 000 – 55 000 EUR for year.

How to Apply?

Your application must include:

  • Application letter including a statement of research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work, and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates and transcript of records
  • If available, a copy of the PhD thesis
  • List of other academic works and publications and/or awards and stipends that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The mode of applying is online.

For more information, please visit official website.

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