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University of Oslo Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cosmology, Norway

Publish Date: Oct 21, 2016

Deadline: Jan 09, 2017

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cosmology

Position as postdoctoral research fellow (SKO 1352) in cosmology is available at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Oslo.

The fellowship period is for three years, with a starting date as soon as possible and no later than September 2017. No one can be appointed for more than one specified period at the same institution.

Job description:

The position is dedicated to analysis of the SPIDER experiment in the Oslo group led by Dr. Ingunn Kathrine Wehus. This experiment aims to constrain or detect inflationary gravitational waves through deep measurements of CMB B-mode polarization. This work will require a strong programming background, and previous experience with CMB data analysis is preferable. A generous personal travel/expenses grant of 50 kNOK is available per year. The institute also has access to world-class computing facilities, both in-house and on-campus, that are directly available to the candidate.

The Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. It presently has about 11 permanent professors/associate professors and 7 researchers. The Institute employs about 10 postdoctoral research fellows and has about 15 Ph.D. students. The research activity of the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics is concentrated around cosmology and solar physics ( The cosmology group participates heavily in the Planck, SPIDER, COMAP and Euclid experiments.


The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

The candidates must have a PhD or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in astronomy/astrophysics, physics, computer science, applied mathematics or a related discipline.

The main purpose of post-doctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their disciplines.

Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for post-doctoral fellowship positions:

A good command of English is required.

The applicant should arrange for two letters of reference to be sent by e-mail to within the application deadline.


Position code 1352, Salary: NOK 486 100 – 567 100 per year, (pay grade 57-65, depending on qualifications and seniority)

Comprehensive pension and health insurance administered by the Government Pension Fund (SPK) and the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV).

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The application must include:

  • Application letter
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • A complete list of publications and academic works.
  • The source code of a self-written computer program
  • Names and contact details of two references who have been asked to send reference letters.

Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system.

The application with attachments MUST be delivered in our electronic recruiting system EasyCruit from the link on the bottom of the page.

Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

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.

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