Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Scholarship Info 7

Department of Geosciences
Doctoral Research Fellowship (PhD stipend) in CO2 storage, Ref. no 2011/9301
Position as PhD Research fellow (Stipendiat SKO 1017) in reservoir geology and flow simulation in geologic CO2 storage is available at Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Norway. The fellowship is for a period of 3 years.
The geosciences are the studies of planet Earth - the atmosphere, the hydrosphere (including oceans, freshwater and glaciers), the earth's surface and its interior. The span of the work at the Department is well illustrated by the research sections: Meteorology and Oceanography, Environmental Geology and Hydrology, Physical Geography, Petroleum Geology and Geophysics Tectonics, Petrology and Geochemistry. The faculty consists of 40 professors and lecturers. In addition, there are Postdoctoral fellows, Ph.D. students, technical staff and administrative personnel. For more information, see

Job/project description
Applications are invited for a research fellowship (PhD) position in reservoir geology and flow simulation in geologic CO2 storage at the Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Norway.
The position is available within the Norwegian Research Council funded Center for Environment-friendly Energy Research (CEER) SUCCESS - a state-of-the-art research center and provider of innovative solutions for CO2 storage. The center goals are to develop and provide a sound scientific base for CO2 injection, storage and monitoring, to fill gaps in strategic knowledge, and to provide a system for learning and development of new competency.
Reservoir geology and flow simulation The PhD fellow will work with reservoir geology and flow simulation connected to Work Package 6 (WP6) within SUCCESS. WP6 (also called INJECT) addresses the injectivity of the reservoirs with respect to CO2 injection. Injectivity is a measure of how well suited a reservoir is for CO2 storage. A “high” injectivity over “long” time spans is needed for successful storage of large quantities of CO2. Several processes may change the injectivity in a reservoir as a consequence of CO2 injection. The goal for WP6 is to improve the predictions of reservoir injectivity.
The PhD study will embrace multidisciplinary methods and the work will involve both field related and theoretical studies in order to characterize reservoirs and their behavior during CO2 storage.

The candidate should have a general background in geology or reservoir engineering. Experience in sedimentology, reservoir geology, hydrogeology and fluid flow modeling is also beneficial. The candidate will cooperate with national and international partners within CEER SUCCESS.
Research fellowship applicants must hold a Master degree (or an equivalent level of education) relevant for a PhD-study in the above mentioned specialities.
The candidate should have good knowledge of English (oral and written), the ability to work in a team as well as independently, and be well structured and organized.

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The fellowship requires admission to the research training programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Firstly, the applicants must have obtained undergraduate (Cand.mag., i.e. B.Sc. level) and postgraduate (Cand.Scient., M.Sc., or, i.e. M.Sc. level) qualifications. This represents approximately five years of full time studies after completion of European Upper Secondary School/International Baccalaureate. Appointment to a research fellowship is conditional upon admission to the Faculty's research training programme. An approved plan for the research training must be submitted no later than two months after taking up the position, and the admission approved within three months.
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Alternatively, for information in Norwegian:
A good command of English is required of all students attending the University of Oslo.
PhD Research fellow (SKO 1017), pay grade: 48 – 56 (NOK 391 100 – 448 100 per year)
The application must include:
  • Application letter indicating a preferred starting date (no later than 1 October 2011);
  • Statement of research interest (related to research tasks above)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work , and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of transcripts of records, and educational certificates
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of minimum two referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
  • Documentation of proficiency in English is required.
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.
UiO has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.
The University of Oslo is an equal opportunity employer and seeks in particular to increase its number of female scientists. Women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.
In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.
  • Region:
  • Oslo
  • Job type:
  • Contract
  • Working hours:
  • Full-time
  • Working days:
  • Day
  • Application deadline:
  • 15.08.2011
  • Location:
  • Blindern, Oslo
  • Reference number:
  • 2011/9301

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