Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioelectrochemistry

Deadline: September 25, 2018

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 Science has a vacancy for a 60% position as Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioelectrochemistry from October 01, 2018.

The position is associated with the Department of Process, Energy and Environmental Technology and reports to the Head of Department. The place of employment is Porsgrunn.


Applicants must have a Norwegian doctorate or equivalent education abroad in environmental and process technology. The applicant must have gained the degree within the application deadline.

The successful candidate must have knowledge and experience in biogas processes, mathematical modelling, chemistry and thermodynamics. Knowledge of biofilm modelling, electrochemical reactions and application of Aquasim and Modelica tools for this purpose is of particular importance. Laboratory experience in biogas research, chemical and analytical science is an advantage.

The staff at the faculty work within subject teams to a large extent, and the candidate must be motivated to share his or her knowledge and cooperate. Personal suitability for the position will be emphasized.

Information about the position

The post doc position is part of the faculties’ initiative on ‘CO2 to CH4 by bioelectrochemical systems’. The position shall focus on conceptual and mathematical modelling of anaerobic biological processes stimulated by electrodes. Practical work can occur in the project.

The position will also include work for the department. Typical examples are writing proposals, supporting lecturing in undergraduate classes and other work supporting the department. The appointment is for a term of 2 years. The vacancy is a 60% position, which can be adjusted to a higher percentage level in case of special need.

For further information concerning the position please, contact Prof. Klaus-J. Jens, cell: +47-91550889 at the Department of Process, Energy and Environmental Technology.

We offer

  • A professionally stimulating working environment.
  • 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


Postdoctoral fellow (postdoktor) (code 1352): NOK 515 200 – 658 300 a year, depending on seniority. A statutory contribution will be made from the employee’s salary to the state pension plan.

Additional information

The Academic Appointments Board is responsible for appointments to academic positions at University of South-Eastern 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 of South-Eastern 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.

How to apply

University of South-Eastern 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 from university college/university
  • Master’s thesis
  • A list of any scientific publications
  • Three references (contact information)

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


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