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Position as Head Engineer at the Oslo Cyclotron Laboratory

Deadline: 28.05.2019

About the position

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 among 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.

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A permanent full-time position as Head Engineer is available at the Department of Physics.

The position is linked to the Oslo Cyclotron Laboratory (OCL) at The Department of Physics. The laboratory hosts the only research accelerator in Norway, which is used for fundamental research in nuclear physics and various applications such as radiation hardness testing and the production of radioisotopes for medical and technical purposes.

The cyclotron is used by researchers from the University and their world-wide collaborators in an international top-level research environment. The accelerator laboratory also plays an important role in the education of Master and PhD students.

Work tasks

The main task is participation in the daily operation and technical maintenance of the cyclotron. This includes:

  • Operation of the accelerator.
  • Fault finding and maintenance of electronic equipment, including high frequency and high voltage equipment.
  • Development of control systems for electronic equipment.
  • Technical documentation.
  • Responsibility for maintenance of mechanical, cooling and vacuum equipment.

The work requires close collaboration with other engineers and researchers at the cyclotron laboratory and with engineers and technical personnel at the electronics workshop and instrument workshop at the Department of Physics.

Qualification requirements

  • Higher education on a Master level in one of the following disciplines: electrical/electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, or physics. Relevant work experience can partially replace formal requirements.
  • Experience with advanced scientific instrumentation.
  • Good knowledge of computer programming, in particular related to data acquisition, control systems, automatization, and data bases.
  • Good knowledge and practical experience in electronics.
  • Ability to work in a well-organized and resourceful way.
  • Good communication in English, both oral and in writing, are required. Knowledge of Norwegian is an advantage, and willingness to learn Norwegian is a requirement.

It will furthermore be an advantage if the candidate has experience with:

  • High-power RF equipment
  • High-vacuum systems
  • Programming in LabVIEW
  • Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) and radiation protection
  • Working with particle accelerators

The successful candidate must thrive with independent development tasks, and at the same time work well in a multidisciplinary team.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 488 500 - 576 100 per annum depending on qualifications and experience, position code 1087
  • Interesting work with advanced technology in a stimulating interdisciplinary and international 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 including a description of the motivation for applying for the position
  • CV (complete overview of education and work experience)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (names, relation to candidate and telephone number)

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.

In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

UiO has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o

Formal regulations

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

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.

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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