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PhD Research Fellowship in Materials chemistry

Deadline 07.04.2019

Job description

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 Department of Chemistry is Norway's largest institution within research and education in chemistry. Our research excels internationally and we educate students to a wide variety of jobs in industry, academia, research institutions, schools and public administration. Our research ranges from the core topics of chemistry to applied science within in environmental, health, energy and materials. The Department has extensive contacts with industry, research and educational institutions at home and abroad. As partner in the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology our researchers contributes to a significant interdisciplinary efforts in cooperation with the Department of Physics. The Department of Chemistry has its own school laboratory as a great resource for teachers, public outreach and the didactics of chemistry.

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Position as PhD Research Fellow in Materials chemistry available at Department of Chemistry/SMN.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo. Starting date no later than 01.10.2019.

If the successful candidate has a good knowledge of one Scandinavian language (Norwegian, Swedish, Danish), the fellowship may be for a period of 4 years, with 25 % compulsory work (teaching responsibilities at the Department). Otherwise, the fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with no compulsory work.

More about the position

A position as PhD Research fellow is available in the topic of synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for plasmonically enhanced photocatalysis.

The position is part of the continuation of the strategic cross-disciplinary research program FOXHOUND. This merges key complementary competences within structural and materials chemistry, ionics and electrochemistry, and semiconductor and structure physics

The candidate will work with various approaches and methods for synthesis, fabrication, doping, processing, and characterization of novel semiconductor nanostructures for plasmonically enhanced photocatalysis. This sub-project will collaborate closely with a team of students and researchers focusing on theoretical evaluation and modelling of the plasmonic activity of semiconductor/metal interfaces of different materials combinations and geometries.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in solid state or inorganic chemistry, electrochemistry, materials chemistry or materials science, with knowledge and experience of synthesis and characterization of inorganic nanomaterials. Experience with growth and fabrication of nanostructures and films as well as methods for characterization of structure, composition, and physicochemical properties is desirable. Experience with photoelectronic or photochemical properties is also valued. Experience and skills in collaboration with other disciples and fields is valued. We are seeking a candidate who is communicative, quality minded, flexible, curious and eager to learn, motivated and self-driven, and fluent in English. Due to possible teaching duties, mastering a Scandinavian language is considered beneficial.
  • Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
  • Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2019 to complete the final exam

Grade requirements:

The norm is as follows:

  • the average grade point for courses included in the Bachelor’s degree must be C or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the average grade point for courses included in the Master’s degree must be B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the Master’s thesis must have the grade B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • fluent oral and written communication skills in English evt. and a Scandinavian language

http://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/application/application.html

We offer

  • Salary NOK 449 400 – 505 800 per annum depending on qualifications and seniority as PhD Research Fellow (position code 1017).
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter – brief statement of motivation and research interests, plus a statement of the three top skills that make you suitable for this position according to the requirements and preferences listed, plus mention of any lacks of required and preferred skills listed.
  • CV (summarizing education with main results and grades), positions and academic work, and scientific publications).
  • Copies of the original Master’s degree diploma, transcripts of records and letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of English proficiency in case of foreign non-natively English speaking nationals not having a Master form UiO.
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Applicants may be called in for an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position. For more information see:

https://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/

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.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Contact information

Applications are to be submitted online and NOT sent to contact persons below. However, for information about the position, applicants may contact:

For technical question regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Officer; Ørjan Pretorius, [email protected]

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