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Research Infrastructure Coordinator

Deadline: 11.10.2020

Universitetet i Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.


The research at the Department of Physics covers a broad range of subfields within physics and technology: From space research to medical physics. A good proportion of the research is interdisciplinary, and conducted in close cooperation with collaborators in Norway and abroad. Education and teaching are other essential activities.


We offer a broad range of courses, and the Department is involved in several study programmes at bachelor’s and master’s level. Some of the best lecturers in Norway are amongst our employees, and we are proud of our prizewinning teaching and learning environment. The Department has 200 employees, of which 50 are permanent scientific positions. On a yearly basis 20 students complete their Ph.D. and 50 finish their M.Sc. degree.

Job description

A permanent position as a Research Infrastructure Coordinator at Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory (MiNaLab) is available. The position is affiliated with the Semiconductor Physics Section at the Department of Physics/ Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology that is responsible for the operation of MiNaLab. The position is based on external funding and is available from Fall 2020. External funding through the NorFab III project that is running until 13.12.2023.

More about the position

MiNaLab is an advanced research infrastructure and is among the largest single experimental facilities at UiO, MiNaLab is operated in partnership with SINTEF, and is a partner in the national infrastructure project Norwegian Micro- and Nanofabrication Facility (NorFab), partly funded by the Research Council of Norway.

Research and education at the UiO part of MiNaLab (UiO-MiNaLab) combines material science, micro and nano-technology for applications in Electronics, Energy and Live Sciences. These activities are carried out both by the Semiconductor Physics Section itself and by external – academic and industrial - users of the lab. To conduct the activity, UiO-MiNaLab is equipped with more than 40 advanced instruments with an investment cost in the range of 100 MNOK. See http://www.norfab.no/lab-facilities/uio-minalab/ for more details. Currently, the UiO-MiNaLab staff comprises a full-time Lab Manager, 3 full-time Engineers, and a 25% of the full-time Administrative Officer.

With the help of the Coordinator position, our goal is to further increase MiNaLab user base by promoting cross-disciplinary cooperation and involving a broader range of the research organizations and relevant industries from the technological, energy and life science sectors. The key function for the appointed candidate will be twofold: (i) to lead the work to broaden the MiNaLab collaboration with external users and (ii) to participate in the development of new processes in cooperation with the users.

In further details the responsibilities will include:

  • attracting R&D partners for collaborative projects from academia and industry, nationally and internationally;
  • developing technology and processes at the UiO-MiNaLab with focus on innovations;
  • assisting in experiments for external users
  • outreach activity towards general public

The position will be an integral part in the UiO-MiNaLab activities together with the rest of the UiO-MiNaLab staff and the scientific staff at the Semiconductor Physics Section. The Coordinator/Researcher (present position) will report to the UiO-MiNaLab Lab Manager.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research and innovation faculty. Candidates for this position will be selected in accordance with this, and are expected to be in the upper segment of their class.

The successful candidate must have:

  • PhD degree within natural sciences or engineering. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis and public defence are eligible for appointment.
  • Experience from industry or industry-related research organizations.
  • Excellent communication skills with superior Norwegian and fluent English.

Desirable qualities:

  • Practical, hands-on experience in the fields relevant to the UiO-MiNaLab infrastructure.
  • Experience in research and innovation projects.
  • Personal skills: outgoing, resourceful and positive-minded for cross-disciplinary collaborations.

The following will be considered as advantages:

  • A track record of research publications and/or patents
  • A track record from outreach activity towards the public and/or the industry: Publications in mass-media, oral presentations, etc.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 523 200 – 573 100 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1109)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Professionally stimulating working environment
  • Career development programs
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

We furthermore offer a vibrant international academic environment that enables for scientific publications and patents, presentations towards industry, start-up companies and other research fields within UiO, and popular-science publications in the media and social media platforms.

How to apply

Evaluation:

An expert committee will evaluate the applications. Information and materials that should be considered by the committee must be submitted within the deadline. Applicants will normally be called in for interview.

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • A complete list of publications or patents, and up to 5 research publications or patents that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee.
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

Foreign applicants are required to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language. Applications with documents missing will not be considered further. Original documentation may be requested.

Formal regulations

Please refer to the regulations for the use of researcher positions:

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity. The University of Oslo has a goal of recruiting more women in academic positions. Women are encouraged to apply.

Contact information

For questions please contact either:

For technical questions about the recruitment system, HR Adviser Elin Thoresen, email: [email protected]

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