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Postdoctoral Fellow in Applied Micro- and Nanosystems

Deadline: 04.10.2020

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 have a vacancy for a temporary post as Postdoctoral Fellow in Applied Micro- and Nanosystems

About the position

The Faculty of Technology, Natural Science and Maritime Sciences has a vacancy for a temporary position as Postdoctoral Fellow in Applied Micro- and Nanosystems from 01.11.2020.

The post relates to the Department of Microsystems, and the immediate superior is the Head of the Department. The main place of work is currently Campus Vestfold, Norway.

Responsibilities and duties

The postdoc research fellow will be part of a team of scientists and engineers from the company Standard Bio As, the University of South-Eastern Norway, SINTEF and the University of New South Wales (Australia). The position is made possible through a 3-year research project contract with the Research Council of Norway. The research fellow will develop a “Catch & Kill technique” for the disinfection of air and water, based on the use of sustainable low-cost materials. Viral & bacterial particles will be trapped in a matrix and subsequently killed during catalytic reactions without causing any obstructions to the fluid flow. This work lies within the topic of photocatalysis, materials chemistry and physics, and nanotechnology. The research will be fundamental in nature and focused on the fabrication and characterization of nanomaterials and the analysis of catalytic reactions. The research fellow will be expected to work both independently and as a part of a team.

The appointment is for a term of 3 years.


Applicants must have a Norwegian doctorate or equivalent education abroad in Photochemistry, photoelectrochemistry, materials chemistry and physics, nanotechnology or semiconductor physics. The applicant must have gained the degree within the application deadline.

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

Personal suitability for the position will be emphasized.

The following qualifications will be considered as a priority during the evaluations process:

  • Knowledge on photochemistry, photoelectrochemistry, fundamental physics or simulation methods (DFT, FDTD etc.)
  • Hands-on experience on micro/nano fabrication techniques, such as wet chemical synthesis, thin film deposition (PVD, CVD) as well as characterization techniques of nanomaterials for photochemical application (i.e. SEM, TEM, XRD, AFM, UV-Vis, electrochemical workstation, 4-probe measurements). Experience with biological application is preferable
  • A track record of scientific publications in international journals are mandatory for the successful candidate

We offer

  • A professionally stimulating working environment.
  • Good opportunities to develop your career and your academic skills
  • A good social environment
  • Good pension scheme and favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • Employee benefits, including opportunity to exercise during working hours.


Postdoctor (code 1352): LT 59-72 (NOK 523 200 – 667 200) per year. In special circumstances, higher salaries may be considered.

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

The person appointed must comply with the laws, regulations and agreements that apply at any given time to the post.

Additional information

The Academic Appointments Board is responsible for appointments to academic positions at University College of Southeast Norway. An expert assessment of applicants will be carried out. Short-listed candidates will be called in for interviews 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.

It is an aim of personnel policy that the academic staff of University College of Southeast Norway should reflect the composition of the general population. It is therefore a personnel policy objective to achieve a balanced age and gender composition on the faculty and to recruit people from ethnic minority backgrounds. People from ethnic minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply for the position.

There are few women/men employed in research positions at the Department, and consequently women/men are especially encouraged to apply.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information act § 25 2 paragraph, information about the applicant may 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

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For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact:

How to apply

University College of Southeast Norway uses online applications. We therefore ask applicants to register their application and CV online by clicking on the “Send application” link to the right.

The application must include the following documents:

  • Certified diplomas and certificates (Master, PhD) from university college/university
  • PhD’s thesis
  • A motivation letter and CV
  • Any scientific publications and a list of these
  • Three references (contact information)

Please note that all documents must be translated into English or a Scandinavian language by an authorized translator.

Each applicant is responsible for ensuring that the requested documentation has been uploaded with the application within the application deadline!

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