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PhD Research Fellowship in data and cold-region science
Oslo, Norway
University of Oslo
  • Graduate Position

A PhD Research Fellowship at the intersection of data and cold-region sciences is available at the Department of Geosciences at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

The fellowship has a 4-year duration and will be devoted to research education at the intersection of data science and cryospheric sciences. The PhD project is in particular investigating possibilities to use data science approaches for quantifying mountain permafrost and its hydrological significance under climate change, based on a combination of data science with remote sensing, numerical modelling and field experiments. The position is funded through the University of Oslo dScience centre ( to which the successful candidate will contribute a working time equivalent of 25%. The PhD fellow will be expected to participate in regular project team meetings and will be able to spend an extended period abroad visiting one of our international collaborators. The PhD fellow is also expected to publish research results in leading international journals and present at major international conferences. Note that no one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo. Starting date no later than 01.10.2023.

The position is affiliated with the Department’s Section for Physical Geography and Hydrology, which has long-term experience in investigating the terrestrial cryosphere and is involved in various high-level research projects and centers. (See for instance We offer a lively, friendly and collaborative research environment in cold regions sciences, in particular in glaciology, remote sensing, geohazards, hydrology and geomatics. We participate among others in projects by the European Union and the European Space Agency, for instance its climate change initiative, such that the successful candidate will have excellent opportunity to participate in international research networks.

The position is in collaboration with Centre for Computational and Data Science (dScience) at the University of Oslo (UiO). dScience is a center developing and supporting interdisciplinary research within computational and data science across UiO together with partners in industry and public sector. In addition to hosting research programs and projects, dScience develops mechanisms collecting, managing, and sharing high-quality data for academic and business development purposes in Norway and internationally. dScience focuses on basic, long-term research, creates collaboration across disciplines and sectors, offers community services and contributes to the education and supervision of students.


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