PhD Scholarship at University of Oslo

A PhD position is available in chemistry at University of Oslo. The duration of this scholarship is 4 years. Citizens of any country are eligible to apply. The deadline for applying this position is January 30, 2015.

The PhD project will explore the mineralogy and geochemistry of pegmatites of the Permian Larvik Plutonic Complex (LPC). The main objectives are to investigate the mobility of immobile elements and the effect on isotope systems when in situ alteration occurs, which will be carried out on various minerals. In addition, some of the pegmatites in the LPC are rich in rare element minerals whereas others mostly host rare metals in minerals like zircon. Often both types of pegmatites occur at the same locality, but the origin of the two types is unknown. Finally, the project will combine the mineralogy, chemistry and isotope characteristics to explore the origin of the fluids forming and altering the pegmatites throughout the LPC.

- Salary based on salary level 50-55 (NOK 429 700 – 466 800 per year)
- A stimulating and friendly working environment
- Favourable pension arrangement
- Attractive welfare benefits.

A 4 year PhD position (SKO 1017) is available at University of Oslo.

Application Requirements
The university seeks a person with strong motivation and the ability to define his/her own research questions. The candidate must have wide interests within mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry. Experience with analytical techniques, e.g. EPMA, XRD or Mass Spectrometry is a necessity.

The candidate must be able to carry out field work both supervised and unsupervised. Furthermore, the candidate should be willing to have an extended stay (three to six months) at another institution, preferable outside Norway, during the project.

The applicant must hold a master degree (or equivalent) within mineralogy or geochemistry and excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

How to apply?
The application must include:
- Application letter
- CV (summarising education, positions and academic work scientific publications and other relevant activities)
- Copies of educational certificates and letters of recommendation
- Proof of English skills when relevant (TOEFL or IELTS)
- List of publications and academic work 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 application, with attachments, is to be submitted via electronic recruiting system EasyCruit. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

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