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PhD Research Fellowship in Mineral and Rock Physics 2017-18


  • Eligibility: Postgraduates in Geophysics
  • Benefits: Salary between NOK 436 900 to 490 900 per annum


The Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, invites applications for a challenging doctoral position (PhD) in mineral and rock physics from international students having Master's degree or equivalent in Geophysics. The objective of this project is to unravel the nanoscale dynamics of fluid-rock interactions and friction at mineral interfaces. 


Email:, Phone: +47 22857196


In order to be eligible for the fellowship, an applicant must -

  • Hold a Master degree or equivalent in Geophysics with experience on topics such as -
    • Rock physics
    • Mineral physics
    • Atomic scale processes
    • Ab initio simulations
  • Have a strong background and interest in-
    • Numerical modelling
    • Laboratory experiments
    • Data analysis using Matlab or Python programming
    • Demonstrating an ability to work independently and in a structured manner. In addition, the applicant must have the capability of cross-disciplinary collaboration. 
    • Teaching geomechanics, rock physics, mineral physics, earthquake physics.

Note: Preference will be given to candidates with multidisciplinary experience, including teaching experience, data analysis and modelling.  

Eligible candidates can apply through following steps -
Step 1: Register by clicking here
Step 2: Login using user name and password to apply in the electronic form. 
Step 3: Fill out all required information. 
Step 4: Attach necessary documents 
Step 5: Submit the application form. 


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