Norway : PhD research fellowship within Petroleum Geophysics

The Department of Petroleum Engineering and Applied Geophysics at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway invites applicants for a PhD research fellowship within petroleum geophysics. The PhD research fellowship is awarded for a total of 4 years, including one year as teaching assistant for NTNU.

The fellowship is for research within applied geophysics with emphasis on mathematical and numerical simulation of elastic waves and inversion of seismic data. The successful applicant will develop theoretical and numerical methods for using seismic measurements to estimate mechanical properties of the earth’s crust. The research will involve theoretical work, development of numerical software and practical application to measurements.

Applicants must hold a M.Sc. degree or equivalent within geophysics, physics, mathematics, electric engineering or computer science and must qualify for PhD study at NTNU. A good background in mathematics or physics is requested.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Professor Børge Arntsen, phone 73 59 49 28/92 42 18 28 (

Conditions of appointment:

PhD Candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at wage level 50, gross NOK 429 400 before tax. There will be a 2 % deduction to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross wage.

Engagement as a PhD Candidate is done in accordance with “Regulation concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow, research fellow, research assistant and resident”, given by the Ministry of Education and Research of 19.07.2010. The goal of each of the announced positions is to obtain a PhD degree. Applicants will engage in an organized PhD training program, and appointment requires approval of the applicants plan for a PhD study within three months from the date of commencement. See for more information.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. The positions adhere to the Norwegian Government’s policy of balanced ethnicity, age and gender. Women are encouraged to apply.

According to the new Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the list of applicants.

The application must contain information of educational background and work experience. Certified copies of transcripts and reference letters should be enclosed.

Applications with CV, grade transcripts and other enclosures should to be submitted electronically via this website. Make your application with reference no IVT-147/14.

Further Information

Application Deadline : 30 September 2014

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