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Blindern og Urbygningen (Foto: Wikimedia og Colourbox)

Research position in Atmospheric Chemistry

Deadline 29.10.2018

Job description

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.

Flere stillinger fra Universitetet i Oslo

A position as researcher (SKO 1109) is available at the Department of Chemistry. The position will be for a period of 1 year starting January 2019 and may be extended in time pending project funding.

The successful candidate will work in the Atmospheric Chemistry Research group with time-resolved air sampling (smog chamber, indoor, field, industrial sites), with analysis of the collected data, and with reporting and scientific publication. The research fellow will be part of a motivated research team with early career scientists working together in an interdisciplinary environment. The candidate will play an active role in the supervision of students.

Qualification requirements

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

  • The successful candidate must hold a PhD in chemistry and have documented experience in the chemical analysis of industrial emissions and odors, in particular by the use of high-resolution PTR-ToF-MS instrumentation and associated software tools, and in the measurement of organic atmospheric trace gases.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Applicants need to have a valid driver’s license.

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

We look for a candidate with good knowledge of occupational hygiene and chemical exposures. The candidate must document strong written and verbal communication skills in English. Experience from project application and management is expected.

The ideal candidate is able to work effectively as part of a team, but also to develop and pursue independent ideas. The successful candidate is expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level.

We offer

  • salary NOK 515 200 – 565 500 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Research Fellow (position code 1109)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, research experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, 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, the project description (whenever this is required in the call for applicants), and the quality of the project 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 as Postdoctoral Fellow for more than one specified period at the same institution.

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 etc.

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

Contact information

For question regarding the position, please contact: Professor Claus Nielsen, e-mail: [email protected]

For questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR-officer Ørjan Pretorius, e-mail: [email protected]

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