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Blindern og Urbygningen (Foto: Wikimedia og Colourbox)
Blindern og Urbygningen (Foto: Wikimedia og Colourbox)

Researcher position in Semiconductor physics

Deadline: 14.10.2019

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 research at the Department of Physics covers a broad range of subfields within physics and technology: From space research to medical physics. A good proportion of the research is interdisciplinary, and conducted in close cooperation with collaborators in Norway and abroad. Education and teaching are other essential activities. We offer a broad range of courses, and the Department is involved in several study programmes at bachelor’s and master’s level. Some of the best lecturers in Norway are amongst our employees, and we are proud of our prizewinning teaching and learning environment. The Department has 200 employees, of which 50 are permanent scientific positions. On a yearly basis 20 students complete their Ph.D. and 50 finish their M.Sc. degree.

Job description

Flere stillinger fra Universitetet i Oslo

A permanent researcher position in Semiconductor physics is available at The Department of Physics/ Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology. The position is based on external funding.

The position is available from 1st of Januar 2020.

More about the position

The Semiconductor physics section/ LENS (Light and Electricity from Novel Semiconductors) under the Department of Physics/Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology is responsible for the operation of the Micro and Nanotechnology laboratory (MiNaLab) at UiO. MiNaLab is among the largest single experimental facilities at UiO, and partner of the national infrastructure project NorFab (Norwegian Micro- and Nanofabrication facility), partly funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

Research and education at MiNaLab encompass micro/nano- and energy technology, microsystems and sensors/detectors, and a main part of the effort is focused on future solutions for energy, with a special emphasis on photovoltaics, but also towards thermoelectric materials and light emitting diodes. The activity can be best described as application motivated basic research and the lab is focused on materials exploratory. To conduct this activity, UiO-MiNaLab is equipped with more than 40 advanced instruments with an investment cost in the range of 100 MNOK. See http://www.norfab.no/lab-facilities/uio-minalab/ for more details.

To strengthen the activity we seek a scientific lab manager to oversee development and day-to-day operation of the cleanroom and nearby characterization laboratories.


  • Management, coordination and implementation of infrastructure projects at MiNaLab
  • Oversight of the day to day operations of the cleanroom and nearby characterization laboratories
  • Day to day coordination of engineers and researchers
  • Contribute to research and development in collaborative projects
  • Lead the procurement of new equipment – testing, specification and qualification
  • Administrative tasks connected to cleanroom operation, e.g., handling of new users and projects, together with administrative staff for invoicing of user activity

The position will be an integral part in the ongoing research and education through support of the infrastructure users together with a team of 3 senior engineers and scientific staff. The successful candidate will drive the development of the cleanroom as an open access lab and will take part in our international network, e.g., as a part of the Nordic Nanolab Expert Network. The position will report to the NorFab-UiO project manager.

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 in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

The successful candidate must have:

  • PhD degree or alternatively a clear plan for the completion of such a degree within reasonable time within materials science or physics
  • A strong documented background in practical cleanroom work and processing
  • Documented participation in infrastructure projects and consortia
  • Several publications in refereed journals within relevant fields
  • Good communication skills with fluent English and a Scandinavian language
  • Good cooperative skills
  • Documented administrative experience
  • Ability to work in a structured, independent, and solution oriented manner

One of the core activities in the lab is thin film growth and characterization. Thus prior experience within both thin film processing and characterization will be advantageous.

We offer

  • Salary 523 200 – 573 100 (NOK) per anum 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
  • Career development programs
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter.
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work - scientific publications).
  • Copies of educational certificates and transcript of records.
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee.
  • A short description of scientific interests and the motivation for applying for the position.
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references, including the relation to candidate.

Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language. Applications with documents missing will not be considered further. Original documentation may be requested.

An expert committee will evaluate the applications. Information and materials that should be considered by the committee must be submitted within the deadline. Applicants will normally be called in for interview.

Formal regulations

Please refer to the regulations for the use of researcher positions:


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.

In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity. The University of Oslo has a goal of recruiting more women in academic positions. Women are encouraged to apply.

Contact information

For technical questions regarding the application system, please contact HR Adviser Elin Thoresen, +47 22 85 71 96, e-mail: [email protected]

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