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University of Oslo Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Computational Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Norway

Publish Date: Nov 10, 2016

Deadline: Feb 15, 2017

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Computational Mineralogy and Geochemistry

This is 3-year position at the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED). CEED is a Norwegian Centre of Excellence.

Project description

To strengthen the deep Earth materials group, we seek a postdoctoral research fellow in computational mineralogy and geochemistry (density functional theory and molecular dynamics). We investigate the phase relations, material properties, chemical exchange and heat and mass transfer in the lower mantle and near the core-mantle boundary. Our current projects include atomistic simulations of crystal chemistry, Fe-spin state, phase relations and physics of bridgmanite and post-bridgmanite in the systems MgSiO3-FeSiO3, MgSiO3-FeAlO3 and MgSiO3-Al2O3, melting relations in the system CaO-MgO-SiO2 and diffusion of noble gases in bridgmanite. We would like to expand these efforts to other minerals in the lower mantle and to the equilibrium and potential chemical exchange between the deep mantle and outer core, especially in the aftermath of the Hadean magma oceans.


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

The candidate must have a PhD and research experience in computational mineralogy and mineral physics or in the related fields of chemistry, condensed matter physics and material science. A good command of English is required.


Position code 1352, Pay Grade NOK 483 700 – 560 700 per year, depending on qualifications and seniority.

The application must include:

  • Application letter
  • Statement of research experience and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, including university transcripts
  • A complete list of publications
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

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.  Note that no one can be appointed for more than one specified period at the same institution.

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