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Intitulé du poste : Associate Professor in Mineralogy
Ville : The Natural History Museum (NHM), University of Oslo
Laboratoire/Institut : The position will be in the Department of Research and Collections, within the Norwegian Centre for Mineralogy Research Group, which has the curatorial responsibility for minerals, gems, rocks and meteorites.
Description du poste :

The ideal candidate has proven experience with modern analytical techniques for characterising minerals, especially within crystallography and crystal chemistry. The main research will be on the crystal chemistry of naturally occurring minerals and their systematics. Research that is relevant for NHMs collections and their development is expected. The candidate is expected to be able to define their own research projects and secure external funding. The in-house infrastructure includes a Rigaku Synergy-S single-crystal diffractometer as well as a D5005 powder diffractometer and a SEM

NHM has a collaboration agreement with the Department of Geosciences on teaching and supervision of students at the bachelor and master’s levels, and with the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences for supervision of doctoral candidates. The successful candidate is expected to participate in teaching at all levels and be a capable and enthusiastic supervisor of master’s and PhD students.

Up to 50% of the working time will be devoted to curating collections (main activity), teaching and supervision of students, outreach and administrative tasks at NHM. Lectures and tuition are given in Norwegian and English. Foreign language speakers are expected to be able to teach in a Scandinavian language within two years after being hired.

The successful applicant is expected to become an active member of the Natural History Museum.

Formation requise et compétences clés

Required qualifications:

  • A PhD degree in mineralogy, geology or inorganic chemistry
  • Proven ability to collect sigle-crystal data and subsequent solve and refine mineral structures
  • A recent publication record within the topic of the position
  • An upward academic trajectory and strong potential for competitive research projects at a high international level
  • Excellent English language skills (written and spoken)

The successful candidate who at the time of appointment cannot document sufficient teaching qualifications (minimum formal requirement is a 200 hrs pedagogical programme) will be required to obtain such qualifications within a two-year period.

The successful candidate must demonstrate mastery of both English and one of the Scandinavian languages as working languages. If an appointee is not fluent in a Scandinavian language, the appointee will be required to learn sufficient Norwegian within a two-year period, to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.

Desirable qualifications: 

  • Familiarity with spectroscopic techniques (e.g. IR and Raman spectroscopy)
  • Experience with large-scale research infrastructures
  • Collections-based research
  • Teaching and supervision skills of master’s and PhD students
Durée du contrat : full time
Description détaillée https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/242481/associate-professor-in-mineralogy
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