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Phd Research Fellow in Applied Micro- and Nanosystems

Deadline: 30.03.2020

The Faculty has a vacancy for a position as Phd Research Fellow in Applied Micro- and Nanosystems

About the position

University of South-Eastern Norway

University of South-Eastern Norway has about 18 000 students and about 1500 employees. The university is organized in four faculties, with instruction and R&D activities on eight campuses. The main profile of the university is to provide socially relevant education, geared towards specific professions, and adapted to the requirements of the workplace, as well as to produce applied research and development.

The Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences has a vacancy for a position as PhD Research Fellow in Applied Micro- and Nanosystems.

The position is located at the Department of Microsystems and reports to the Head of Department. The place of employment is Campus Vestfold, Norway.

About the PhD-project

The position is made possible through a 3-year research project funded by and in cooperation with MEMSCAP AS through a contract with the Research Council of Norway. MEMSCAP (www.memscap.com) is a manufacturer of leading pressure sensors and transducers for aerospace and medical applications with premises in Horten and the candidate will work closely with this company under supervision by professors at USN.

The content of the research are within advanced thinfilm materials, assembly processes and reliability issues related to the development of a new technology platform based on advanced industrial MEMS foundry processes for manufacturing of silicon pressure sensors for aerospace applications. Special focus will be on metallization, precision soldering and methods for characterization of long-term reliability of small soldered hermetic seals.

Appointment is for a period of three years. The position does not include teaching duties.


Applicants to the PhD position must have a Master’s degree or equivalent higher education qualifications in microsystems, microelectronics, nanotechnology or semiconductor physics. The applicant must have gained the degree within the date of commencement.

It is a requirement that the successful applicant is granted admission to the university’s doctoral program in Applied Micro- and Nanosystems within a set deadline.

Co-operation between staff members is an integrated part of the working atmosphere at the Univeristy of South-Eastern Norway. The candidate must be motivated and demonstrate a proven ability to work effectively within at team and in a collegiate manner to formulate and realize common objectives.

Personal suitability for the position will be emphasized.

We offer

  • A stimulating and growing research environment, with good opportunities to develop your career and your academic skills
  • A good social environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits in the State Pension Plan
  • Opportunity for physical activities within working hours


PhD Research Fellow (code 1017): NOK 479 600 a year. Further promotion will be based on time served in the position.

In special cases, employment in code 1378 (NOK 456 400 – 615 900 a year) may be considered.

A statutory contribution to the state pension plan will be deducted from the employee’s salary.

Other information

Appointment to the position will be carried out by the Appointments Board for PhD Research Fellows. An expert assessment of applicants will be carried out. Short-listed candidates will be called in for interview and must be prepared to present and discuss their projects.

The successful applicant must comply with the laws, regulations and agreements that apply to the position.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information act § 25-2 paragraph, information about the applicant must be included in the public applicant list, even though the applicant has requested non-disclosure. The applicant will be informed if his/her request has been declined.

Contact information

For more information about the position, please contact:

  • Professor Henrik Jakobsen, phone: +47 908 74 015 or
  • Professor Per Ohlckers, phone: +47 959 03 989

at Department of Microsystems/Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences.

For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact:HR Advisor Kari L Foss-Pedersen, email: [email protected]

How to apply

The University of South-Eastern Norway makes use of online application management. Applicants to the post must register their application and CV with enclosures online via the Jobbnorge recruitment portal by clicking on the link on the right-hand side – “Søk stillingen” (Apply for the post).

The following documents shall be attached to the online application:

  • Certified diplomas and certificates from university college/university
  • Master’s thesis
  • A 5-page (maximum) project description
  • Any scientific publications and a list of these
  • Three references (contact information)

Please note that all documents must be in a Scandinavian language or in English. Any translations must be certified.

Each applicant is responsible for ensuring that the required documentation has been uploaded with the application.

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