Postdoctoral Research Fellow within Drilling Fluids and Mechanisms of Particle Sedimentation

Trondheim, Norway
20 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Apr 2018


At Department of Geoscience and Petroleum (IGP) there is a vacant Post Doc position in Drilling Fluids and Mechanisms of Particle Sedimentation.

This project is part of a five-year research project on complex fluids with potential for transformative scientific discoveries in industries from petro-chemical to cosmetics.

The position is for a two years period and the research work will be carried out in close cooperation with Sintef. The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council (NFR).

The Post Doc will address challenges related to particle sedimentation in drilling fluids and other wellbore fluids. These fluids, which must serve many purposes in petroleum wells, geothermal wells and wells for CO2 reinjection, are complex formulations.

The main objective of this project is to gain a deeper understanding of the correspondence between detailed viscoelastic fluid properties to identify correlations to the particle sedimentation rate, i.e. the weight material sagging.


In order to be considered for the postdoctoral position, the applicant must hold a PhD degree within mechanical engineering (fluid mechanics) or drilling engineering (drilling fluids). Candidates working with relevant background will be preferred. Good written and oral English is a prerequisite.

Conditions of appointment

Postdoctoral Fellows are remunerated in code 1352, with minimum gross salary of NOK 486 100 per annum (before tax). There will be a 2 % deduction to The Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross salary.

The appointment of the Postdoctoral fellows will be made according to Norwegian guidelines for universities and university colleges and to the general regarding university employees.

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Sigbjørn.Sangesland, e-mail:

Engagement as a Postdoc is done in accordance with “Regulation concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow, research fellow, research assistant and resident”, given by the Ministry of Education and Research of 19.07.2010.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. The position adhere to the Norwegian Government’s policy of balanced ethnicity, age and gender. Persons with immigrant background are encouraged to apply. NTNU’s objective is to increase the number of females in scientific positions. Female applicants are therefore encouraged to apply.

The application

The application must contain a motivation letter, information of educational background and work experience. Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates, copies of transcripts and two reference letter should be enclosed. Applications with CV, grade transcripts and any other enclosures should be submitted via this webpage at

Mark the application with IV-126/18.

Application deadline: April 12, 2018

According to the new Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the list of applicants.

About this job

  • Deadline Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality Trondheim
  • Place of service Department of Geoscience and Petroleum
  • Jobbnorge ID 150134
  • Internal ID 2018/9062
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Temporary

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