Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Reservoir Modelling and Simulation via EURAXESS

University of Stavanger

Stavanger, , NO

Job description

The University of Stavanger invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Reservoir Modelling and Simulation at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Energy Resources.

This position is part of the National IOR Centre of Norway. The postdoctoral research fellow will be based at the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) in Kjeller.

The objective of the position is to strengthen research, and to give researchers/scholars holding a doctoral degree within relevant academic fields the opportunity for further qualification toward full professorship.

The postdoctoral fellow will be affiliated with a subproject of the IOR Centre working on IORSim, under Task 4: “Upscaling and environmental impact”.

The postdoctoral fellow will be studying IOR (Increased Oil Recovery) processes and geochemistry in oil reservoirs using software such as IORSim and reservoir simulators. He/she may be investigating the coupling of IORSim with other simulation models, the influence of geochemistry on the reservoir properties and the oil recovery, and the application of specific IOR/EOR techniques such as injection of low salinity water, sodium silicate, foaming agents and polymers.

The postdoctoral fellow will be employed at the University of Stavanger, but the research project will be carried out at IFE, Kjeller (near Oslo) by the postdoctoral fellow in close collaboration with IFE, UiS and NORCE personnel. It is assumed that the appointee will work full time on the project. We aim to have a high profile in the scientific community by publishing the results in scientific journals and conference proceedings.

Qualification requirements

Qualifications requirements:

  • PhD with a specialisation within applied mathematics/fluid or mechanical/petroleum engineering is preferred, but applicants specialising in related areas will also be considered. The PhD must be submitted for evaluation within the application deadline.
  • good command of both oral and written English

    In the assessment the following criteria will be emphasised:

    • international experience and network
    • submitted scientific work and the applicant’s personal skills for completing the project within the timeframe
    • good teamwork, communication skills and ability to participate in research communities across organisational units.
    • personal skills and motivation for the position

    Qualifications within the areas of creativity, innovation and commercialisation of research will be given emphasis in appointments to academic positions at the University.

    We offer

    • varied duties in a large, exciting and socially important organisation
    • an ambitious work community which is developing rapidly. We strive to include employees at all levels in strategic decisions and promote an informal atmosphere with a flat organisational structure
    • salary in accordance with the State Salary Scale, 17.510, code 1352, NOK 523 200 -552 800 gross per year with salary development according to seniority in the position. A higher salary may be considered in special cases.
    • automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which provides favourable insurance- and retirement benefits
    • favourable membership terms at a gym and at the university sports club
    • employment with an Inclusive Workplace organisation which is committed to reducing sick leave, increasing the proportion of employees with reduced working capacity, and increasing the number of professionally active seniors
    • Hjem-jobb-hjem, discounted public transport to and from work
    • as an employee in Norway, you will have access to an optimal health service, as well as good pensions, generous maternity/paternity leave, and a competitive salary. Nursery places are guaranteed and reasonably priced
    • relocation programme in event of moving to Norway, including support and language courses for spouses

    General information

    See “Regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow and research fellow, research assistant and resident” at the University of Stavanger.

    It is a prerequisite that the appointee has a residence which enables him or her to be present at/available to the academic community during ordinary working hours.

    UiS has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

    The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in its employment practices. The University currently employs few female postdoctoral researchers within the academic field in question, and women (or men) are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

    The position has been announced in both Norwegian and English. In the case of differences of meaning between the texts, the Norwegian text takes precedence.

    Contact information

    More information on the position can be obtained from More information on the position can be obtained from Head of Research IFE Jan Nossen, tel: +47 414 69 519; e-mail: [email protected]o or Professor Aksel Hiorth, tel: +47 92462776, e-mail: [email protected]

    Information about the appointment procedure can be obtained from HR-advisor Margot A.Treen, tel: +47 51831419, e-mail: [email protected].


    To apply for this position please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience.

    The following additional documents must be uploaded as attachments to your application in separate files:

    • certificates/diplomas
    • up to 10 publications
    • other documentation that you consider relevant

    The documentation must be available in either a Scandinavian language or in English. If the total size of the attachments exceeds 30 MB, they must be compressed before upload. Information and documentation to be taken into account in the assessment must be submitted within the application deadline.

    Please note that information on applicants may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the official list of applicants – see Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act.

    UiS only considers applications and attachments registered in JobbNorge.

    UiS – challenge the well-known and explore the unknown

    The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 12,000 students and 1,800 employees. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

    The Department of Energy Resources is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology. The international academic staff conducts research related to energy resources, technology for improved oil recovery (IOR), decision analysis and geosciences. Study programs offer courses related to the exploration and utilization of petroleum and natural resources. The department focuses on internationalization, with development of study programs in English and high mobility among academic staff and students. The department contributes significantly to the research activities and leadership of The National IOR Centre of Norway, established by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. There are currently 50 employees in the department including research fellows and postdocs.





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