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Researcher Job in experimental materials physics/science – UiO, Norway 2022


Position as Researcher available at Department of Physics/Centre for Material science and Nanotechnology (SMN) – University of Oslo (UiO), Norway 2022.

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General Info

Position: Researcher
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Apr 01, 2022
Contract Period: 24 months
Salary: NOK 534 400-615 800 per annum

Centre for Material science and Nanotechnology (SMN)
Department of Physics


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Qualification Details

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  • Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in Materials physics/science. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English and preferably a Scandinavian language.
  • Experimental hands-on experience with materials synthesis, analytical electron microscopy, diffraction techniques, and preferably measurement of thermoelectric properties.

Personal skills

  • Proven ability to communicate scientific results in oral and written forms.
  • Eager to learn, hard-working, systematic, and efficient.
  • Proven ability to take initiatives and work independently.
  • An active team player being able to communicate with members across scientific disciplines.

Responsibilities/Job Description

According to the lab interest

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

The application must include

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest).
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity).
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records and letters of recommendation.
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee.
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, the project description (whenever this is required in the call for applicants), and the quality of the project as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

About the Department

The research position is part of the RCN funded project “High-throughput alloy design of superior thermoelectric materials” (Allotherm) with research partners from SINTEF, NMBU, and UiO. Within the research team, a combination of experimental and theoretical methodologies will be utilized and further developed in the search for new, optimized thermoelectric (TE) materials.

New and improved TE generators for conversion of heat to electricity could bolster energy efficiency and harvesting of heat from a variety of sources. This requires generators based on new TE materials that are efficient and consist of abundant and non-toxic elements. Theoretical high throughput (HT) studies will in Allotherm be used to identify new compounds with promising TE properties. This will be validated and refined experimentally with synthesis, characterization, and testing of selected materials systems.

The recruited researcher will take part in the experimental part of the project. This involves materials characterization with microscopy, spectroscopy, and diffraction techniques. It may also involve solid-state synthesis and processing of TE materials and characterization of TE properties, i.e. Seebeck measurements, thermal conductivity, electrical resistivity, and Hall measurements.

The work will be in close collaboration with theoretical HT studies at NMBU and SINTEF, as well as experimental investigations at SINTEF. The project has several international collaborating partners with complementary experimental competence within synthesis, characterization, and testing. The researcher is expected to be an active partner in all these collaborations, in order to facilitate a strong synergy between the different contributions of the project. The work place will be in the section of Structure Physics at the Department of Physics, UiO.

About the Employer: University of Oslo, UiO

Note or Other details

  • Salary NOK minimum 534 400-615 800 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1109).
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement.
  • Professionally stimulating working environment.
  • Vibrant international academic environment.
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities.

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Contact details

For further information please contact:

Anette Eleonora Gunnæs, phone: +47 22852812, e-mail

Ole Martin Løvvik, phone: +47 99018428, e-mail

For questions regarding the recruitment system contact HR Advisor Olga Holmlund, e-mail

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