Postdoctoral fellow in Physics, Materials science – NMBU, Norway – Oct 2021

NMBU Norwegian University of Life Sciences


The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Technology Management, Faculty of Science and Technology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant three-year postdoctoral fellowship position related to computational modelling of electronic-band structure and exciton dispersion in solids and 2D heterostructures.

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral fellow
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Quarter of 2022
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: 534.400 - 615.800 NOK/Year

Faculty of Science and Technology
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Technology Management
NMBU Norwegian University of Life Sciences

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Qualification Details

Required Academic qualifications

  • A completed PhD in Physics, Material Science or equivalent.
  • Candidates in the process of finalizing their PhD are also encouraged to apply; the requirement being that the PhD is completed prior to starting the position.
  • Good track-record of publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Extensive experience in using plane-wave DFT methods, e.g., VASP and Quantum Espresso.
  • Familiarity with Python.
  • Strong written and oral skills in English.

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Extensive experience in calculating exciting-state properties of
  • materials using specialized codes for GW/BSE is highly desirable.
  • Experience with implementing or developing post-processing tools for analyzing computed or experimental data.
  • Strong knowledge of solid-state theory in general.

You need to:

  • Be creative, dedicated, and quality oriented.
  • Have good ability to work independently and in a systematic fashion.
  • Have good collaboration skills.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Research tasks include

  • Density functional theory (DFT) calculations of solids and heterostructures.
  • Finite momentum GW-BSE calculations.
  • Developing computational tools for concentered theory-experiment analysis of EELS data together with experimentalists.

The main purpose of the post-doctoral position is to qualify for work in high-level scientific positions. A PhD degree is required.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page or from advertisement webpage (URL below)

Reference Number: 21/04707
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply for this job' button above. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 25.10.2021. Please quote reference number 21/04707.

About the Department

The Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) develops research-based knowledge and educates civil engineers and lecturers needed to reach the UN's sustainability goals. We have approximately 150 employees, 70 PhD students and soon 1500 students. The education and research at REALTEK cover a broad spectrum of disciplines.

This includes data science, mechanics and process engineering, robotics, construction and architecture, industrial economics, environmental physics and renewable energy, geomatics, water and environmental engineering, applied mathematics as well as secondary school teacher education in natural sciences and use of natural resources such as in agriculture, forestry and aquaculture. The workplace is in Ås, 30 km from Oslo.

About the Employer: NMBU Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Note or Other details

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1352 Postdoctoral Fellow, wage framework 24 (salary grade 59-67) (NOK 534.400-615.800), depending on qualifications. Seniority Promotion in position.

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Contact details

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Kristian Berland, E-mail:; phone +47 45679296

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