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Department of Physics PhD Research Fellowship at University of Oslo in Norway, 2015

University of Oslo is inviting applications for a three year PhD research fellowship to work on “Nano-scale physics in organo-mineral materials” project in the Department of Physics. The applicants must, at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of her/his research career and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed upon the academic and personal ability of the applicant to complete the project within the given timeframe and write a PhD thesis under supervision. The application deadline is May 27, 2015.

Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded for a project on “Nano-scale physics in organo-mineral materials at Department of Physics”.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing PhD research program at University of Oslo.
Programme Provider: University of Oslo, Norway
Award can be taken at: Norway 

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Eligibility: The university seeks a person with strong motivation and the ability to define his/her own research questions. The applicant must hold a master degree (or equivalent) within physics/materials science and excellent written and oral communication skills in English. At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account. Furthermore, the applicant should be willing to have extended secondments at other NanoHeal partner institutions during the project. The applicants must, at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of her/his research career and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree.

Open for International Students: University of OsloNorwegian and Foreign applicants can apply for this PhD research fellowship.

Description: A 3 year PhD position is available at the Department of Physics, University of Oslo. he fellowship requires admission to the PhD program at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD program must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position.

Number of award(s): One PhD research fellowship is available.

Duration of award(s): Fellowship is offered for three years.

What does it cover? Fellowship includes:
-Competitive salary – Pay grade: 50 – 57 (NOK 429 700 – 482 800 per year) > 50000 EUR before tax. Position code 1017.
-An excellent training environment at University of Oslo
-Additional training in the European Training Network NanoHeal in cooperation with 6 universities, 1 research organization and 5 industrial partners. The applicant will receive a strong interdisciplinary training at the interface between physics, chemistry, materials science and geochemistry. There will be a strong emphasis on transferable skills, team work, writing and exposure to industry.
-The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

Selection Criteria: In assessing applications, particular emphasis will be placed upon the academic and personal ability of the applicant to complete the project within the given timeframe and write a PhD thesis under supervision. Interviews with selected applicants will be arranged. Please also consult the English translation of regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for research fellowship positions.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online. The fellowship requires admission to the PhD program at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD program must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position. The application must include-
-Application letter that includes ½ page research statement and one page under the heading “Why I am well suited for this position”
-CV (summarising education, positions and academic work – scientific publications and other relevant activities)
-Copies of educational certificates including grades of all courses and letters of recommendation
-Proof of English skills when relevant (TOEFL or IELTS)
-Names and contact details of 2-3 referees (name, relation to applicant, 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. Applications with documents missing will not be considered further. Original documentation may be requested.

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Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 27, 2015.

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