PhD scholarship in gravimetric geodesy

Ås, Norway
general PhD scholarship
Oct 02, 2018
Nov 01, 2018
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

The physical geodesy research group of the Norwegian University of Life Science, Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK), is offering a 3-years, full time PhD scholarship.

Applicants should hold a MSc degree in geodesy or related disciplines like geophysics or applied mathematics.

Application deadline is November 1st, 2018.

Applications must be sent through the following  webpage:


The PhD project will investigate effects of hydrological mass variations (including contributions from ground water, soil moisture, snow, ice and ocean) on gravimetric observations. Terrestrial and satellite gravimetry allow observing these variations on different temporal and spatial scales and under different conditions of data sampling and observation geometry.  The focus of the project is on improving reductions applied to the raw observation data and on separating different contributions to temporal gravity variations with the ultimate goal of comparing and possibly combining ground and satellite observations for applications in solid earth geophysics, hydrology, and climate research.

The candidate will collaborate with REALTEK’s research group in physical geodesy. The group has a state-of-the-art FG5 absolute gravimeter at its disposal and the candidate is expected to work extensively on FG5 data analysis. He/she is expected to take part in field work, plan and carry out observational campaigns related to the PhD project. He/she will collaborate with international partners (willingness for extended research visits is expected) as well as with scientists from hydrogeology and hydrological modelling on the institutional and national level.