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Researcher in Proton-Transfer-Reaction Mass Spectrometry (PTR-MS)

Deadline: 30.11.2022

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.


The Department of Chemistry is Norway's largest institution within research and education in chemistry. Our research excels internationally and we educate students to a wide variety of jobs in industry, academia, research institutions, schools and public administration.


Our research ranges from the core topics of chemistry to applied science within in environmental, health, energy and materials.


The Department has extensive contacts with industry, research and educational institutions at home and abroad. As partner in the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology our researchers contributes to a significant interdisciplinary efforts in cooperation with the Department of Physics. The Department of Chemistry has its own school laboratory as a great resource for teachers, public outreach and the didactics of chemistry.

Job description

Position as a Researcher is available at the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo.

The position is for a period of 3 years.

Starting date no later than 01.02.2023.

Job description / Project description:

We are looking for an outstanding candidate to join the team of Prof. Armin Wisthaler at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Oslo as a researcher in the project “EPHEMERAL: Detection and Speciation of Gas-Phase Atmospheric Peroxy and Criegee Radicals”. This ERC Advanced Grant project led by Prof. Barbara Nozière (KTH, Stockholm) aims at further developing the proton-transfer-reaction time-of-flight mass spectrometry (PTR-ToF-MS) technique to use it for the detection of organic radicals.

The highly skilled candidate is expected to make major technical modifications to a commercial PTR-ToF-MS analyzer enabling it to detect gaseous organic radical species.

The work will include method development and characterization in the laboratory, participation in international laboratory studies and field measurement campaigns, and the writing of scientific publications.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and 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 in Analytical Chemistry, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering, Experimental or Applied Physics, or related fields with a strong instrument development focus. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis and public defense are eligible for appointment
  • Applicants must have at least three years of experience with the PTR-ToF-MS (or related online CIMS) technique. The experience shall not be limited to simply using such an instrument, but must include method development and characterization work
  • Applicants must have fluent oral and written communication skills in English

Personal skills

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work under pressure (e.g., during field measurements)
  • Strong sense of responsibility towards the research group
  • Ability to deliver reliably and in time

We offer

  • Salary NOK 544 400 – 593 500 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1109)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Professionally stimulating working environment
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter (including a description of the technical PTR-ToF-MS experience and skills as well as a statement of motivation)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “Apply for this job”. 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 technical skills and 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

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.

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

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

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