20. March 2017 - University of Stavanger
PhD position in physics
University of Stavanger, Norway: PhD position in physics
20. March 2017 - University of Stavanger
PhD position in physics
University of Stavanger, Norway: PhD position in physics
University of Stavanger

Ullandhaug, Norway

Description of Institution

The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 10,700 students and 1,560 employees. The University is located in the third largest urban region in Norway, with a dynamic labor market and exciting cultural and leisure activities. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will be a driving force in the development of knowledge in the region, and an international research university with an emphasis on innovation. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology. The department offers study programs at all levels within the areas Biological Chemistry, Chemistry and Environment, Mathematics, Statistics and Physics. The department is responsible for all basic tuition in natural sciences at the faculty. Center for Organelle Research (CORE) is an integrated part of the department. There are currently 90 employees including doctoral and postdoctoral fellows, and 400 students at the department.

Job description

Research fellow in physics

The University of Stavanger invites applications for a doctorate scholarship in physics at the Department of Mathematics and Natural Science.

This is a trainee position that will mainly give promising researchers an opportunity for professional development leading to a doctoral degree.

The research fellow will be appointed for three years with only research duties or four years with research and 25% compulsory duties. This will be clarified in the recruitment process. The position is vacant upon agreement.

The position is in physics.
The prioritized subject areas are:

  • Experimental quantum magnetism,
  • Computational material physics,
    but candidates with qualifications and profiles relevant to the other research activities of the physics group are also welcome to apply.

The position is funded by the Ministry of Education and Science.

The research fellow is salaried according to the State Salary Code, l.pl 17.515, code 1017, LR 20, of NOK 435 500 per annum.

The position provides for automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which guarantees favorable retirement benefits. Members may also apply for home investment loans at favorable interest rates.

Project description and further information about the position (including project descriptions for the prioritized areas) can be obtained from professor Helge Bøvik Larsen, telephone +47 51832174, email

Information about the appointment procedures can be obtained from HR consultant Anne Karin Rafos, telephone +47 51831711, email anne.k.rafos@uis.no

Requested Profile

Applicants must have a strong academic background with a five-year master degree within physics (for the prioritized areas with emphasize on condensed matter/solid state physics or theoretical/material chemistry), preferably recently, or possess corresponding qualifications which could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate. Both the grade for the master’s thesis and the weight average grade of the master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade.
By rating it will be placed on the applicant’s potential for research in the field, as well as that person’s individual prerequisites for research education.

The appointee must be able to work independently and as a member of a team, be creative and innovative.

The research fellow must have a good command of both oral and written English.

This fellowship position is important for obtaining a scientific position at a University.

The doctorate will mainly be carried out at the University of Stavanger, apart from a period of study abroad at a recognized and relevant centre of research.

How to Apply

Please registrer your application in an electronic form on jobbnorge.no. Relevant education and experience must be registered on the form. Certificates/diplomas, references, list of publications and other documentation that you consider relevant, should be submitted as attachments to the application as separate files. If the attachments exceed 15 MB alltogether, they will have to be compressed before uploading.

02. April 2017
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