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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Material science, Process metallurgy – NTNU, Norway, 2022


The Department of Material Science and Engineering has a vacancy for a 3-year Postdoctoral fellowship within high temperature material science at NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship
No. of Positions: 1
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Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: 553 500 NOK/Year

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway


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Qualification Details

  • You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree in material science or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD
  • You must have a professionally relevant background in material science, chemistry, or physics.
  • The candidate should have experience in high temperature experimental processes.
  • Good written and oral English is compulsory.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant 

Preferred selection criteria

It is an advantage to have a background in high temperature metal production. Knowledge of the silicon process is preferred.

Personal characteristics

  • The candidate must be able to work independently and progress in the research work by own achievements.
  • He/she must be creative in solving experimental challenges.
  • It is expected that the candidate has a strong research-ethical approach.
  • A fundamental part of the work will be the reporting of the results, and the candidate must be experienced in writing journal articles.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The postdoctoral fellowship position is a temporary position where the main goal is to qualify for work in senior academic positions.

Candidates with strong interest in metallurgical processes holding a PhD degree in materials science are invited to apply. The Postdoc will be a part of a research group of about 20 PhD’s and Postdocs as well as researchers from other companies like SINTEF.

Novel processes must be developed to increase the sustainability of material producing processes. In this project a novel method to produce silicon with H2 instead of carbon will be studied, thereby decreasing the CO2 emissions.

  • Experimentally investigate the Si-O-H system and develop experimental techniques for this system.
  • Disseminate the obtained results through scientific papers.
  • Participate in teaching and development of courses for graduate students.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: NVD-127/22

Application Procedure

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English.

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.

The application must include:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • transcripts and diplomas for bachelor's-, master's- and PhD degrees.
  • Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 5 items)
  • Research plan
  • Name and address of three referees

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.  Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

About the Department/Section/Group

We are Norway's leading educational and research environment in materials engineering, materials chemistry and materials science.  In collaboration with business and industry, we are a driving force for the development of innovative materials as well as new applications and manufacturing processes.  Activities in our disciplines are vital for the green shift. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

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Note or Other details

Please submit your application electronically via with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number NVD-127/22 when applying.

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Salary and conditions

As a Postdoctoral Fellow (code 1352) you are normally paid from gross NOK 553 500 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

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Contact details

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Merete Tangstad, email: [email protected]. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Marie Kristiansen, e-mail: [email protected]

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