Open PhD position at NORCE Energy within Assimilation of Big Data into Big Models. The position is available from August 2019.
About the position:
NORCE Energy conducts research in the field of oil/gas and renewable forms of energy and CO2 sequestration, with a focus on cost-efficient, safe energy production that guarantees the lowest CO2 footprint possible during the green shift. The group on Data Assimilation and Optimization within NORCE Energy consists of 16 researchers with PhD in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Reservoir Engineering and Geophysics, all based in Bergen. One of the group’s focus areas is improving model forecasts by assimilating measured data into numerical models in a statistically consistent manner.
The PhD student will collaborate with members of the group and with personnel from the University of Bergen. There are opportunities for a 3-4 months research stay at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, if desired. There are currently 4 PhD students attached to the group. The position is based at the Bergen office of NORCE Energy, with employment at NORCE for three years. The PhD position is attached to the project “Assimilating 4D Seismic Data: Big Data into Big Models”, financed by Aker BP, Equinor, The Research Council of Norway (Petromaks2), and Total. The PhD student will enter an approved doctoral program at Department of Mathematics, University of Bergen, leading to the degree of PhD within a time frame of three years. It is a prerequisite that the formal admission requirements for the PhD program are met before appointment can be made.
Tasks and responsibilities:
The PhD candidate will be engaged in method development and research within ensemble-based methodology for assimilation of large data sets into large numerical models, particularly multilevel data assimilation. While such techniques are general in nature and highly relevant within a host of scientific areas (weather and climate forecasting, wind-park design, traffic system optimization, medical imaging, insurance modelling, …), the main test bed for the developed methodology will be multi-phase porous-media-flow models.
We can offer:
A top international research environment, group pension insurance, personnel insurance scheme, and salary in accordance with the Civil Service pay grade table scale for PhD students.
How to apply:
Please submit your application electronically within 24.05.2019 to jobbnorge.noby using the button “Apply for this job”. The application should be marked PhD-4DSEIS-Multilevel, and contain:
Certified copies of diplomas and grade transcripts
Cover letter detailing experience and relevant work
Name, title and email address of at least two people willing to provide references
Selected candidates will be invited to give a short presentation of their master thesis and also an interview.