PhD Research Fellow in Nanotechnology

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 4 years.

About the project/work tasks:

The position is related to the TMS Starting Grant project, which main objective is to develop 3D diamond growth technology dedicated to medical implants. The project aims to demonstrate diamond synthesis on complex-shaped 3D implants and improve integration of conventional osteo-implant materials such as titanium. The fellow will get the opportunity to be involved in the development of a novel chemical vapor deposition system and the development of tailored diamond-based coatings for orthopaedic implants. The characterization of tribological properties of diamond-based coatings and assessment of their biocompatibility will be an integral part of the project.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a master’s degree or equivalent education in material science or nanophysics or similar fields or must have submitted his/her master’s thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded.
  • Documented experience with laboratory work is a requirement and should preferably be a part of the master’s thesis work.
  • The candidate must have experience with chemical vapor deposition of diamond and characterization of tribological properties of diamond coatings.
  • It is an advantage if the applicant has experience with biocompatibility assessment of diamond coatings.
  • It is an advantage if the applicant has experience with biomaterials for medical implants.
  • is an advantage if the applicant has experience with surface wave plasma chemical vapor deposition.
  • 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.

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 (applies to university PhD positions):

About the PhD Research FellowThe duration of the PhD Research Fellow is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time each year comprises required duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results.

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 501 200 (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
  • CV
  • 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.

General information:

For further details about the position, please contact Dr. Justas Zalieckas, Department of Physics and technology, tel. +4799869823, e-mail justas.zalieckas@uib.no

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.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

About UiB

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