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Senior Engineer - Department of Physics

Deadline: 10.10.2021

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.

About the position

A permanent position as senior engineer is available at The Department of Physics.

The position is organized under the Section of Biophysics and Medical Physics (BMF). The research at BMF is mainly experimental, and the section operates a number of highly specialized laboratories with advanced equipment.

The main activities are focused around: 1) Cell laboratories including a flow cytometer, hypoxia stations with advanced biosensors, and a confocal microscope. 2) The electron spin resonance (EPR)-laboratory with 3 spectrometers (BRUKER) and home build sample holders (cavities) permitting X (9.5 GHz)- and Q (35 GHz)-bånd EPR, ENDOR (Electron Nuclear Double Resonance) and EIE (Endor Induced EPR) detections in the temperature interval 4 K - ca 400 K. In addition, the section operates two X-ray facilities and a beamline setup for proton irradiation of cells at Oslo Cyclotron Laboratory.

Work tasks

The appointed engineer will:

  • Be responsible for the operation, maintenance and development of the laboratories and technical equipment at BMF including risk waste handling.
  • Be responsible for maintaining stock cell cultures and lab routines including preparation of chemicals and media, and sterilization of equipment.
  • Responsible for cell storage and liquid nitrogen tanks, and gas supply.
  • Be responsible for training of master students and new employees in laboratory work and HSE routines.
  • Participate in procurement and implementation of technical equipment.
  • Interact and collaborate with the instrument workshop (I-lab) and electronics workshop (E-lab).

Based on the needs of the Department, other duties may be assigned.

Qualification requirements

  • A master’s degree in physics or engineering
  • Competence in electronics and biosensors
  • Experience with cell cultivation and operation of a cell laboratory

Personal skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Team player with ability and will to participate in research collaborations
  • Independent, responsible, structured and service minded
  • Personal suitability will be weighted

We offer

  • Salary NOK 524 900 - kr 626 100 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Senior engineer (position code 1181)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Professionally stimulating working 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:

  • Cover letter (including a statement of motivation)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

Foreign applicants are required 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 interview 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

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.

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.

Contact information

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

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