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Researcher in Solid - state electrochemistry

Deadline: 25.06.2019

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.


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.

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Position as Researcher (SKO 1109) available at Department of Chemistry/Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN)

The fellowship period is for minimum 1 year and 9 months and up to 2 years and 9 months if project passes EU midterm evaluation. Starting date between 01.09.2019 and 1.11.2019.

More about the position

We seek a highly motivated researcher with a PhD in solid-state electrochemistry and with appropriate experience and interest to take on collaborative research on co-ionic proton ceramic electrolysers for reduction of CO2 to fuels and chemicals. This is an EU H2020 project (“eCOCO2”) coordinated by ITQ/CSIC/Valencia, Spain, with SINTEF and CoorsTek Membrane Sciences AS as other Norwegian partners and a range of academic and industrial partners from Europe and Japan.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is a leading research faculty. Candidates will be selected in accordance with this, expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

The candidate must have a PhD or corresponding degree in solid-state electrochemistry preferably. Specialization in ceramic electrolysers (electrolytes and electrodes), ceramic proton conductors, materials synthesis and fabrication, and microstructural and electrochemical characterization techniques is desired.

Good command of English, good cooperation and communication skills, interdisciplinary way of thinking, and independent initiative are required.

We offer

  • salary NOK 523 200 – 583 900 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (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 describing briefly and clearly the motivation, academic background and merits, and how the applicant does and/or does not meet each of the requirements and preferences described above for the position.
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative 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)

Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Formal regulations

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

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 questions and further information about the project, contact:

For question regarding our application system, please contact HR Officer, Ørjan Pretorius, [email protected]

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