PhD Research Fellow in Physics, Measurement Science

University of Bergen
March 27, 2023
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PhD Research Fellow in Physics, Measurement Science UiB - Knowledge that shapes society

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PhD Research Fellow in Physics, Measurement Science

Are you interested in working with renewable energy and challenges on hydrogen as an energy carrier? We seek a motivated and skilled PhD Research Fellow to do research on measurement of loss and quality degradation of hydrogen in the transport chain from production to use.

The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years and is related to a larger research project “Reliable Metering for the Hydrogen Supply Chain to enable a Sustainable Hydrogen Economy (HyMe)”, financed by the Norwegian Research Council and industry partners.

About the project/work tasks:

The research project HyMe is led by NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS and is a collaboration with UiB, Justervesenet, Equinor, Gassco, TotalEnergies, and Shell Norway. The project is related to measurement systems for energy, transport, and low emissions. Accurate and traceable methods of amount and quality of hydrogen in the delivery chain from production to use are essential to enable an energy sector within hydrogen. The goal of the project is to find cost effective measurement methods with traceable accuracy for transport of hydrogen at a large scale.

The PhD research tasks will be on loss and quality degradation in the supply chain. This work is important for both safety and cost reduction for transport of hydrogen. You must work systematically with identification of places along the supply chain where there is higher risk for loss and quality degradation. Based on this knowledge, you will develop methods for indirect estimate of loss from mass balance equations included calculations of uncertainty. Further work includes evaluation of sensor technologies for quality measurements that can be implemented at fiscal metering stations for hydrogen (custody transfer).

As a PhD fellow in HyMe you will collaborate closely with researchers in NORCE and UiB, you will receive end user input from industry partners and Justervesenet (Norwegian Metrology Service) and you will work together with Master students in measurement science. You will be a part of the research group in Measurement Science at the Department of Physics and Technology and the Norwegian Research School on Hydrogen and Hydrogen-based Fuels (HySchool), hosted by UiB.

Qualifications and personal qualities:
  • Applicants must hold a master's degree or equivalent education in physics, process technology, measurement science, or applied mathematics. Master students can apply provided they complete their final master exam before 30.06.2023. It is a condition of employment that the master's degree has been awarded.
  • Experience from measurement science, experimental measurement systems, mathematical modelling for system analysis, or process technology is a requirement.
  • Good skills in mathematics are required.
  • Experience from programming or simulation tools is an advantage.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
  • Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English.
  • Good command of the Norwegian language is an advantage.
  • Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

    The University of Bergen is subjected to the regulation for export control system. The regulation will be applied in the processing of the applications.

    About the PhD position:

    About the PhD Research Fellow The duration of the PhD Research Fellow is 3 years.

    The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a qualifying post (e.g. research fellow, research assistant).

    About the research training As a PhD Research Fellow, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. The deadline for applying for admission to the PhD programme at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is 2 months after you start your position or after the start of the research project that will lead to the PhD degree. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.

    We can offer:
  • a good and professionally stimulating working environment.
  • salary as PhD research fellow (code 1017) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 501 200 (equivalent to pay grade 54). Further increases in salary are made according to length of service in the position.
  • enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • good welfare benefits
  • Your application must include:
  • a brief account of the applicant's research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • the names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor for the master's thesis or equivalent thesis
  • CV
  • transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor's and master's degrees. If you have not yet completed your master's degree, please submit a statement from your institution confirming the expected date of award of your master's degree. Your master's degree must be documented with transcripts and/or diploma, alternatively a confirmation from your institution on completed degree and your grade, by 30.06.2023.
  • relevant certificates/references
  • approved documentation of proficiency in English (if required, cf. English language requirements for PhD admission)
  • a list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • any publications in your name
  • The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.

    General information:

    For further details about the position, please contact Camilla Sætre, associate professor in ocean technology, Department of Physics and Technology, UiB: [email protected] Tlf. +47 55 58 83 08.

    The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

    We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

    The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

    Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

    The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

    For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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    About UiB

    The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad.

    There are seven departments and several centres at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments.


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