PhD Position Available: Physical Geography - Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Date: 
13 March 2019

PhD Position Available
Physical Geography
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Trondheim, Norway

Application deadline: 22 March 2019

For more information and to apply, go to:
https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/164949/phd-candidate-in-p...

For questions, contact:
Chantel Nixon
Email: chantel.nixon [at] ntnu.no
Phone: +47 45839803


The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) invites applications for a PhD position in physical geography. This three-year position will be located in Trondheim, Norway.

The PhD candidate will map microplastics along river-to-sea and sea ice-to-coastal pathways in Norway and Svalbard. The aim of the project is to develop a better understanding of natural transport processes and sinks for microplastics in these environments, specifically why and how microplastics are removed from the water surface, where they are stored, and for how long.

Qualification requirements include strong English language skills and the completion of a master’s degree with a strong academic background in physical geography or equivalent education. Academic backgrounds in environmental science, ocean science, or geology will also be considered. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for this position.

Documented research experience in marine geo- or eco-system sciences, biogeochemistry, or plastic pollution; experience conducting fieldwork in Arctic and/or northern environments; experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), environmental modelling, and/or spatial statistics; written and oral Norwegian language skills (or another Scandinavian language); and strong communication skills with both expert and public audiences are advantageous.

Applications should include:

  • Project description in the form of a summary(3 pages maximum), with requirement for final approval within six months after admission;
  • Curriculum vitae, certificates, and diplomas; and
  • Other scientific works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation.

Applications must be submitted online at https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/164949/phd-candidate-in-p....

Application deadline: 22 March 2019

For more information and to apply, go to:
https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/164949/phd-candidate-in-p...

For questions, contact:
Chantel Nixon
Email: chantel.nixon [at] ntnu.no
Phone: +47 45839803