The Department of Arctic Geology of the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) has a vacancy for a PhD position for three years within the bedrock group, closely linked to the Longyearbyen CO2 lab project. UNIS provides education and carries out scientific research based in Svalbard within the high Arctic, and benefits greatly from this geographical location. Approximately half of the staff and students are from abroad, and all teaching is in English. UNIS is located in a new building in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, with very good access to modern laboratories and equipment. UNIS is a state-owned limited company. For more information about Svalbard please see ‘About Svalbard’
The appointed candidate must have a Master degree or equivalent in geology with a good background in sedimentology. Previous field experience is important and experience from the arctic or other remote areas is an advantage Good oral and written skills in English are important. Note that the field work will require camping in the High Arctic, and strenuous hiking partly in steep terrain. Admission to the doctoral program at one of the Norwegian mainland universities is a condition for employment in the position as PhD student. The final plan for researcher education must be approved and a contract signed with the mainland University at the latest six months after commencement. The application will be prepared by the candidate in close collaboration with the supervisor.