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Researcher position in Semiconductor physics

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.

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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A researcher position in Semiconductor physics is available at The Department of Physics/ Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology, University of Oslo (UiO), Norway.

The position is available for a period of 14 months, with a preferred starting date 1st of January 2019.

Job/ project description:

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.

The position is supported by the Norwegian Research Centre for Sustainable Solar Cell Technology (FME-SUSOLTECH) in collaboration with the University of Oslo. The Centre joins the major research groups and important industry partners in the PV sector in Norway and it is partly funded by the Research Council of Norway. The main objective is to give current and future companies in the Norwegian PV industry long-term access to world leading technological and scientific expertise. The Centre has a research infrastructure covering the whole value chain. The infrastructure at University of Oslo includes the Micro- and Nanotechnology Laboratory (MiNaLab) with a clean room area in excess of 400 m2 as well as a park of modern characterization facilities.

The position is dedicated to the electrical characterization of passivating layers in silicon-based solar cells, as well as process-induced defects in silicon in the vicinity of the interfaces. The main techniques will be deep level transient spectroscopy (DLTS) and admittance spectroscopy.

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.

  • A PhD degree within materials science or physics (or alternatively a clear plan for the completion of such a degree within a reasonably short time).
  • A Master degree within materials science or physics.
  • Documented expertise in DLTS and/or admittance spectroscopy (e.g. in form of publications in refereed journals; at least one publication in PRL, PRB, APL or JAP).
  • Good communication skills with fluent English.

An expert committee will evaluate the applications. Information and materials that should be considered by the committee must be submitted within the deadline.

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

Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for post-doctoral fellowship and researcher positions:


We offer

  • salary NOK 497 000 – 555 100 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1108)
  • 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.
  • 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.

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 Andrej Kuznetsov, [email protected] or Professor Eduard Monakhov, [email protected]

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

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