There is a vacancy for a PhD Research Fellow in Nanotechnology at the Department of Physics and Technology. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years with the possibility of a 4th year with compulsory other work (e.g. teaching duties at the Department).
About the project/work tasks:
The position is related to the ERC Starting Grant project “smartGROW”, which main objective is the development of a new diamond growth technology that allows diamond synthesis in 3D on complex-shaped objects such as medical implants, flexible electronics, optical and mechanical components for aerospace and marine industries. In the project, a novel surface wave plasma chemical vapor deposition (CVD) system will be designed based on various numerical models and realized using advanced manufacturing techniques such as 3D metal printing. The vacancy for a PhD fellow is related to those project tasks, which include fabrication and tests of metamaterial-based waveguides with fractal apertures, and design and construction of the novel CVD chamber. The fellow will get the opportunity to be involved in the design optimization of the CVD system and synthesis of diamond on 3D objects at low temperatures. Design and fabrication of reactor chamber components and tests of diamond deposition on various objects and surfaces will be an integral part of the project.
Qualifications and personal qualities:
- Applicants must hold a master’s degree or equivalent education in physics, material science, or nanoscience. Master students can apply provided they complete their final master exam before 01.08.2023. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded.
- Documented experience with experimental laboratory work is a requirement and should preferably be a part of the master’s thesis work.
- Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
- Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English.
Experience from one or several of the following areas is an advantage:
- vacuum technologies.
- 3D CAD modelling software such as Creo Parametric, Solidworks etc.
- chemical vapor deposition method.
Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.
Special requirements for the positionThe University of Bergen is subjected to the regulation for export control system. The regulation will be applied in the processing of the applications.
About the PhD position:
About the PhD Research FellowThe fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with the possibility for a 4th year, consisting of 25 % compulsory work (e.g. teaching responsibilities at the department) distributed over the employment period. The 4th year is contingent on the qualifications of the candidate and the teaching needs of the department and will be decided by the head of department upon appointment.
The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a qualifying post (e.g. research fellow, research assistant).
About the research trainingAs a PhD Research Fellow, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. The deadline for applying for admission to the PhD programme at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is 2 months after you start your position or after the start of the research project that will lead to the PhD degree. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.
We can offer:
- a good and professionally stimulating working environment
- salary as PhD research fellow (code 1017) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 532 200 (equivalent to pay grade 54). Further increases in salary are made according to length of service in the position.
- enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
- good welfare benefits
Your application must include:
- a brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
- the names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis
- transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. If you have not yet completed your master’s degree, please submit a statement from your institution confirming that the master’s thesis has been submitted
- relevant certificates/references
- approved documentation of proficiency in English (if required, cf. English language requirements for PhD admission)
- a list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
- any publications in your name
The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.
For further details about the position, please contact Dr. Justas Zalieckas, Department of Physics and technology, tel. +4799869823, e-mail email@example.com, website www.zalieckaslab.org.
The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.
We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.
The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.
Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.
The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.
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