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University of Oslo Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Fluid Mechanics, Norway

Publish Date: Oct 12, 2016

Deadline: Nov 02, 2016

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Fluid Mechanics

Position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow available at the Department of Mathematics. The Post Doctoral fellowship will be for a period of 2 years. Starting date no later than 01.01.2017. No one can be appointed for more than one fixed-term period at the same institution.


The position is connected with the Petromaks 2 innovation project "Rigspray" hosted by DNV GL – funded by the Research council of Norway and industrial partners. The purpose of this project is to obtain sea spray measurements and to develop a prototype tool for estimating marine icing from long time series of environmental data. At UiO problems which are of fundamental interest for marine icing, related to wave, wind and the resulting spray conditions in the vicinity of an offshore installation will be addressed.

The position is affiliated with the Section for Mechanics, which currently has 7 full-time academic positions, 5 adjunct positions, 3 post.doc and 16 PhD students. This section works with theory, modeling and experiments on fundamental and practical aspects of fluid- and solid mechanics. The group studies the fundamental physical processes associated with fluids and fluid motion that are essential to the understanding, protection and improvement of the environment, to production of renewable energy from wind and waves and to safer and cleaner development of petroleum resources.

In recent times the section has had several research projects related to wave forces on structures, waves and currents, multiphase flow, tsunamis and turbulence. Also topics within renewable energy, offshore technology, biomedical flow and coastal engineering are addressed in ongoing research programs.


Applicants must have a background within applied mathematics, fluid mechanics. Experience with computational fluid mechanics and model development is a prerequisite. The project objectives will require the candidates to master numerical, theoretical and experimental analyses. Competence in scientific software development is required.


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 candidate must have a PhD or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in fluid mechanics.

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

A good command of English is required.


Pay Grade: 57 – 65  (NOK 468 100 – 567 100 per year, depending on qualifications and seniority).

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 up to 5 academic works 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)

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.

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