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University of Oslo PhD Research Fellowship in Paleontology at Natural History Museum, Norway

Publish Date: Dec 14, 2015

Deadline: Jan 31, 2016

University of Oslo PhD Research Fellowship in Paleontology at Natural History Museum

Position as PhD Research fellow available at Natural History Museum, University of Oslo.

The fellowship is for a period of up to 4 years, with 25 % compulsory work. Starting date no later than 1. August 2016.

Job/ project description

The candidate will study Lower to Middle Triassic ammonoid faunas of the Arctic region, with a focus on Svalbard. The aims of the project are to revise the ammonoid taxonomy and biozonation and to improve our understanding of the paleobiogeography and paleoenvironment of the High Boreal Triassic. The project will involve field and laboratory work, taxonomic description, statistical and ecological analysis, and quantitative biostratigraphy. Integration with geochemistry and other background data will also be important. The project is a cooperation between the University of Oslo, the University of Zürich and the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS). The candidate will be part of active Triassic research groups in Oslo and Zürich.


Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in geology or biology, with specialization in invertebrate paleontology. Physical ability for field work in the Arctic is required. Previous experience with some or all of the following subjects is desired: The Triassic system, ammonoids, Arctic geology, taxonomic description and statistical analysis.

We seek a highly motivated, hardworking and creative student who is able to think and work independently, but who is also able to work well as part of a team. The candidate has to have good communication skills and will collaborate with researchers across disciplines.

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted no later than two months after taking up the position. For more information see:

A good command of English is required.


Pay grade (stipendiat SKO 1017): 50 - 57 (NOK 430 500 – 483 700  per year) 

The application must include

  • Application letter
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work - scientific publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

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.

In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

UiO has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.


Hans Arne Nakrem, Professor
Telephone: +47 22851732
Mobile: +47 92463785

Øyvind Hammer, Assoc. professor
Telephone: +47 22851658

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