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Researcher - Applied Micro- and Nanosystems

Deadline: 04.10.2020

University of South-Eastern Norway

University of South-Eastern Norway has about 18 000 students and about 1500 employees. The university is organized in four faculties, with instruction and R&D activities on eight campuses. The main profile of the university is to provide socially relevant education, geared towards specific professions, and adapted to the requirements of the workplace, as well as to produce applied research and development.

The Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences have a vacancy for a temporary post as Researcher

About the position

The Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences has a vacancy for a temporary position as Researcher in Applied Micro- and Nanosystems from 01.10.2020

The post relates to the Department of Microsystems, and the immediate superior is the Head of the Department. The main place of work is currently Campus Vestfold, Norway.

Responsibilities and duties

The position is made possible through a 3-year research project funded and in cooperation with MEMSCAP AS through a contract with the Research Council of Norway. MEMSCAP (www.memscap.com) is a manufacturer of leading pressure sensors and transducers for aerospace and medical applications with premises in Horten, and the candidate will work closely with this company under supervision by professors at USN.

The content of the research are within advanced thin film materials, assembly processes and reliability issues related to the development of a new technology platform based on advanced industrial MEMS foundry processed for manufacturing of silicon pressure sensors for aerospace applications. Special focus will be on metallization, precision soldering and methods for characterization of long-term reliability of small soldered hermetic seals.

The appointment is for a term of 3 years. The position does not include teaching duties.


Applicants must have a Norwegian doctorate or equivalent education abroad in microsystems, microelectronics, nanotechnology, materials physics and chemistry or semiconductor physics. The applicant must have gained the degree within the application deadline.

Co-operation between staff members is an integrated part of the working atmosphere at the University of South-Eastern Norway. The candidate must be motivated and demonstrate a proven ability to work effectively within a team in a collegiate manner to formulate and realise common objectives.

Personal suitability for the position will be emphasized.

The following qualifications will be considered as a priority during evaluation process:

  • Knowledge of MEMS fabrication process as well as simulation and design of MEMS devices
  • Hands-on experience on microfabrication, such as silicon etching/thin film deposition (PVD, CVD) as well as characterization technique of nanomaterials and MEMS devices (i.e. SEM, XRD, AFM, 4-probe measurements)

We offer

  • A professionally stimulating working environment.
  • Good opportunities to develop your career and your academic skills
  • A good social environment
  • Good pension scheme and favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • Employee benefits, including opportunity to exercise during working hours.


Researcher (code 1109): LT 59-77 (NOK 523 200 – 741 300) per year. In special circumstances, higher salaries may be considered.

Salary grade according to seniority and competence. Statutory amounts for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted from salary.

The person appointed must comply with the laws, regulations and agreements that apply at any given time to the post.

Additional information

The Academic Appointments Board is responsible for appointments to academic positions at University College of Southeast Norway. An expert assessment of applicants will be carried out. Short-listed candidates will be called in for interviews and must be prepared to present and discuss their projects.

The successful applicant must comply with the laws, regulations and agreements that apply to the position.

It is an aim of personnel policy that the academic staff of University College of Southeast Norway should reflect the composition of the general population. It is therefore a personnel policy objective to achieve a balanced age and gender composition on the faculty and to recruit people from ethnic minority backgrounds. People from ethnic minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply for the position.

There are few women/men employed in research positions at the Department, and consequently women/men are especially encouraged to apply.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information act § 25 2 paragraph, information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, even though the applicant has requested non-disclosure. The applicant will be informed if his/her request has been declined.

Contact information

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For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact:

How to apply

The University of South-Eastern Norway makes use of online application management. Applicants to the post must register their application and CV with enclosures online via the Jobbnorge recruitment portal by clicking on the link on the right-hand side - “Søk stillingen” (Apply for the post).

The following documents shall be attached to the online application:

  • Certified diplomas and certificates (Master, PhD) from university college/university
  • PhD’s thesis
  • Any scientific publications and a list of these
  • Three references (contact information)
  • CV

Please note that all documents must be in a Scandinavian language or in English. Any translations must be certified.

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