Thursday, May 26, 2016

International PhD Research Fellowship in Fluid Mechanics for Foreign Applicants

Department of Mathematics
PhD Research Fellowship in Fluid Mechanics
Position as PhD Research Fellowship in Fluid Mechanics available at the Department of Mathematics.
The PhD fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with no compulsory work (teaching). Starting date no later than 01
.09.2016. No one can be appointed for more than one fixed-term period at the same institution.
Job/ project description:
The position is connected with the project « Multiphase Flow in Concentric and Eccentric Annulus Spaces (ANNULUS) » funded by the Research Council of Norway. The project is a collaboration between UiO, Institute for Energy Technology (IFE, and Imperial College London,   Department of Mechanical Engineering. Joint supervision will be given by Mikael Mortensen (UiO), Murat Tutkun (UiO and IFE) and Jan Nossen (IFE) with additional support by Professor Berend van Wachem (Imperial College).
The primary objective of the project is to provide fundamental understanding of physical mechanisms and flow regimes in two-phase flow in annulus spaces in near horizontal oil wells at realistic conditions and provide experimental data that later can be used for developing engineering models. An "annulus" is the space between an outer pipe and an inner pipe inserted into the outer pipe all along the pipe length.
The PhD student will pursue detailed simulations of two-phase gas-liquid flow in the annulus configuration through theoretical analysis and detailed CFD. The CFD work will be based on the code Multiflow from Imperial College London. We will stay in close contact with professor van Wachem at Imperial, who has kindly offered free support and a few months' visit to his group by the PhD student. To ensure that the PhD work maintains a focus on industrially relevant issues, the student will also spend extended periods at IFE to enable daily interaction with highly experienced permanent staff.
The experimental research will be carried out at IFE by IFE staff and a postdoctoral fellow and will provide the PhD candidate with unique experimental data to support the theoretical and numerical work.
Applicants should have a background within applied mathematics, fluid mechanics and Computational Fluid Dynamics. Basic knowledge of the oil and gas industry is considered a bonus.
Candidates without a Master's degree have until 30 June, 2016 to complete the final exam.
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. Applicants must hold a Master's degree or equivalent in fluid mechanics. The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.
The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position. For more information see here and here.
A good command of English is required.
Position code 1017, Pay grade: 50 - 57 (NOK 430 500   – 483 700 per year)
The application must include:
  • Application letter 
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work - scientific publications) 
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • List of   publications and academic work 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)
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.
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.
  • Region:
  • Oslo
  • Job type:
  • Contract
  • Working hours:
  • Full-time
  • Working days:
  • Day
  • Application deadline:
  • 1 June, 2016
  • Location:
  • Oslo
  • Reference number:
  • 2016/5868

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