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The Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) develops research-based knowledge and educates civil engineers and lecturers needed to reach the UN's sustainability goals. We have approximately 150 employees, 70 PhD students and soon 1500 students. The education and research at REALTEK cover a broad spectrum of disciplines.
This includes data science, mechanics and process engineering, robotics, construction and architecture, industrial economics, environmental physics and renewable energy, geomatics, water and environmental engineering, applied mathematics as well as secondary school teacher education in natural sciences and use of natural resources such as in agriculture, forestry and aquaculture. The workplace is in Ås, 30 km from Oslo.
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About the position
A PhD position. in modelling of Porous Electrode Charging is available at the Department of Physics at the Faculty of Science and Technology
The PhD position is for a period of 3 years, or up to 4 years if teaching and other work duties are agreed.
Desired start date: 01-03-2024We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented applied mathematician, physicist, or electrochemist to join the new group of dr. Mathijs Janssen. The successful candidate will study the behavior of electrolytes in porous electrodes by continuum models and molecular simulations. During the project, these models will be employed to guide and interpret our collaborator's ongoing experiments.
Once validated, the models will be used to identify promising materials for next-generation fuel cells, batteries, and supercapacitors. See PRX 2 043006 (2023) for an example of our recent work on this topic.
The person appointed will be affiliated with the University’s organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the University with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD.
Conducting scientific research within theoretical electrochemistry at an internationally respected level.
Developing multiscale electrokinetic models to describe the flow of electrolytes through porous electrodes.
Running molecular simulations and analyzing resulting data.
Collaboration with colleagues doing experiments.
Presenting results at national and international conferences.
The successful candidate is expected to enter a plan for the progress of the work towards a PhD degree during the first months of the appointment, with a view to completing a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period.
A Master's degree or equivalent in Physics, Applied Mathematics, or related. Foreign degrees must correspond with the admission criteria for the PhD program. Candidates submitting MSc thesis within 31. December 2023 may be considered.
Personal suitability and motivation for the position.
The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:
Strong background in statistical physics and electrodynamics
Strong skills in mathematics and analytical derivations
Experience with numerical computations.
Knowledge of physical chemistry, soft matter physics, or electrochemistry is desirable.
The applicant's estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
The applicant's ability to complete research training
Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.
The successful applicant must meet the conditions defined for admission to a PhD programme at NMBU. For more detailed information on the admission criteria please see the PhD Regulations and the relevant PhD programme description.
Remuneration and further information
The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017 PhD. Fellow.
PhD. Fellows are normally placed in pay grade 54 (NOK 532.200) on the Norwegian Government salary scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations. For exceptionally well qualified candidates a higher salary may be considered.
The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NMBU.
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Mathijs Janssen (Associate Professor), Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (do not use this e-mail for application, it is only for questions)
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Application deadline: 08.01.2024
Your CV must be entered in JobbNorge's CV form and not just included as an attachment. This is to be able to comply with the regulations of §15 of the Public Administration Act.
In the application, the candidate must confirm that information and documentation (in the form of attachments) submitted via the job application can also be used by NMBU in a possible admission process.
Applicants invited for an interview are expected to present original diplomas and certificates.
The following documents must be attached to the application:
Motivation letter (maximum 1 page)
Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates. (i.e. Di-ploma, transcript. Diploma supplement for both bachelor and master). Diplomas, transcripts and diploma supplements that are not in Norwegian or English must be uploaded in the original language. An English translation of these documents must also be attached.
Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a diploma supplement, or a similar document, which describes in detail the study program and grading system.
Additional relevant documentation of professional knowledge (for example, list of scientific works). If it is difficult to judge the applicant’s contribution for publications with multiple authors, a short description of the applicant’s contribution must be included.