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Researcher in Ion-Beam Analysis for Semiconductor Physics

Deadline: 23.10.2022

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.


Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN) is an interdisciplinary focus field for material and energy research at the University of Oslo. SMN has focused on basic research in renewable energy and environmentally friendly use of fossil energy sources. The center consists of research groups from the Department of Physics (Fi) and Chemistry (Ki), has about 100 employees from around the world and manages more than 80 projects funded by the EU, the RCN and others.

Job description

Position as a Researcher in Semiconductor physics is available at the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology/The Department of Physics.

The position is for a period of 2 years.

Starting date no later than March 1, 2023.

Job description / Project description:The position is a part of the Norwegian Research Centre for Sustainable Solar Cell Technology (FME-SUSOLTECH). The Centre coordinates the major research groups and important industry partners in the PV sector in Norway and is partly funded by the Research Council of Norway. The main objective is to give current and future companies in the Norwegian PV industry long-term access to worldleading technological and scientific expertise.

In the current position you will be working with ion-beam methods for characterization of impurities in silicon and other relevant materials. The main technique will be SIMS, while some part of the activity can be dedicated to RBS/channeling, ERDA and PIXE.

You will be part of the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology, and associated with the Research group for Semiconductor Physics. The group operates the Micro and Nanotechnology laboratory (MiNaLab) at UiO, which is among the largest single experimental facilities at UiO and part of the national infrastructure project NorFab (Norwegian Micro- and Nanofabrication facility).

Qualification requirements

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

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in materials science or physics. The doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date for this position at the latest. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis and public defence are eligible for appointment
  • Documented expertise in ion-beam methods (e.g. in form of publications in refereed journals)
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English

Personal skills

  • Ability to conduct high-quality independent research within a broad collaboration
  • Self-motivation, creativity, genuine curiosity about the subject, work discipline, professional ethics, and ambition
  • Good social, communication and collaboration skills and ability to work independently and in interdisciplinary scientific environment
  • Interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team

We offer

  • Salary 544 400 – 626 300,- per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1109)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreementProfessionally stimulating working environmentVibrant international academic environmentOslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works 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)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of 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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

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