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Blindern og Urbygningen (Foto: Wikimedia og Colourbox)
Blindern og Urbygningen (Foto: Wikimedia og Colourbox)

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Electronic and Semiconductor Devices

Deadline 22.11.2018

About the position

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.


Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN) is an interdisciplinary focus field for material and energy research at the University of Oslo. SMN has focused on basic research in renewable energy and environmentally friendly use of fossil energy sources. The center consists of research groups from the Department of Physics (Fi) and Chemistry (Ki), has about 100 employees from around the world and manages more than 80 projects funded by the EU, the RCN and others.

Flere stillinger fra Universitetet i Oslo

A postdoctoral position in Electronic and Semiconductor Devices: Modelling, fabrication, materials studies and evaluation of 'Novel Silicon Carbide Dosimeter in Radiation Therapy and Radiation Protection' (NoSiCaR), is available in the Semiconductor Physics Group at the Department of Physics. The position is for three (3) years starting in 2019. The employed postdoctoral researcher will work directly with a team of scientists from SINTEF and UiO at the Micro- and Nanotechnology Laboratory MiNaLab, located on the UiO campus.

More about the position

The project Novel silicon carbide dosimeter in radiation therapy and radiation protection for improved healthcare (NoSiCaR) aims at research and development in fabrication technology for radiation detector using a novel material, silicon carbide. The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway and will run for 4 years. The primary objective of NoSiCar is to establish a knowledge platform of in-depth fundamental understanding of the use of silicon carbide in radiation detection, and to establish a comprehensive fabrication of silicon carbide radiation detectors by executing modelling, process investigations and scientific experiments.

Direct responsibilities for this position include:

  • TCAD device simulations of the SiC detectors
  • processing and characterization of SiC and the SiC detectors

The project joins researchers from UiO with SINTEF MiNaLab (Oslo), the European Synchrotron Radiation Facilities (ESRF) in France, and the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP) at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Several application groups are also engaged in the project including Oslo University Hospital and the Institute for Experimental and Applied Physics (IEAP) at the Czech Technical University. The position therefore offers opportunity for the candidate to spend 6-8 months in these institutes abroad to carry out experimental characterisation in collaboration with leading experts in the field.

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate that has talent for, experimental research work, practical laboratory work, and theoretical modelling. The research will be done in MiNaLab, a laboratory with large clean room areas encompassing state-of-the-art equipment both for fabrication and material and device characterization. Around 100 researchers are currently working in MiNaLab and we are seeking a person who enjoys team work, with excellent communication skills.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field (physics, materials science, nanotechnology, physical electronics, electronic engineering)
  • Solid state radiation detector technology based on silicon carbide is an interdisciplinary field and it is required that the applicant has a well-documented background in one and/or more important disciplines: semiconductor physics, materials science, solid state electronics, measurement technology
  • Experience with TCAD device simulation, and semiconductor processing and fabrication will be an advantage
  • The applicant must have excellent command of English. Knowledge of Norwegian or a Scandinavian language is desirable but not mandatory

We offer

  • salary NOK 515 200 - 597 400 per year depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

Applicants who wish to be considered for the position must submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae containing all information about education, previous positions, and any other qualifying activities. A complete list of published and submitted works must be attached. Copies of grades, transcripts, supporting credentials, and the names and contact details for at least two references must also be included. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. 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).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualification and the quality of the project as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

The University wishes to achieve a more equal distribution of scientific employees between the sexes. Female applicants are encouraged to apply.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed as Postdoctoral Fellow for more than one specified period at the University of Oslo.

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

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For technical questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Officer Ørjan Pretorius, e-mail: [email protected],no, phone: +47 22 85 63 49.

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