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UiT, Norway, Postdoc Job in Bioenergy and Microbial fuel cells – Chemical Engineering

UiT – University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway


At the Department of Building, Energy and Material Technology (BEaM), Building Energy and Materials Research Group a position is available for a Postdoctoral research fellow in Bioenergy and Microbial fuel cells – UiT – The Arctic University of Norway – Norway, Oct 2021.

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: -
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology
Department of Building, Energy and Material Technology
UiT - University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway

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Qualification Details

For appointment as Post-doctoral research fellow, the applicant requires a Norwegian doctoral degree or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree. Applicants must have:

  • a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering or a relevant field.

Applicants with strong background knowledge in chemical engineering, bioprocesses and equivalent work experience gained in a relevant R&D environment, particularly with microbial fuel cells and bio-electrochemical techniques, would be beneficial. In addition, hands-on experience within one or more of the following areas would be beneficial: design and synthesis of microbial fuel cell, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), and demonstrable interest in the synthesis of functional materials and their evaluation in some device format. Ideally, you will also have some experience in process optimization and Design-of-Experiments. The required qualifications include practical experience in conducting laboratory experiments, excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

You should have a methodical approach to work, good attention to detail, good manual dexterity, and strong organization and time management skills. Innovative thinking, a can-do attitude and excellent communication skills are essential for this role.

Computer literacy and familiarity with chemical engineering software packages are essential. This role is offered on a 3 year fixed term contract.

In the assessment the main emphasis will be attached to the submitted. Emphasis shall also be attached to experience from popularization/dissemination and academic policy and administrative activity.

Documented fluency in English is required and working knowledge of Norwegian or a Scandinavian language is desirable.

During the assessment emphasis will be put on the candidates motivation, potential for research, and personal suitability for the position.

At UiT we put emphasis on the quality, relevance and significance of the research work and not on where the work is published, in accordance with the principles of The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

Responsibilities/Job Description

According to the lab interest

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

Your application must include:

  • Application letter
  • CV (containing a complete overview of education, professional training and work)
  • Diplomas and transcripts (all degrees)
  • Written references
  • Contact information to 2-3 references
  • A list of your academic production
  • Description of your academic production, stating which works you consider most important
  • The academic works (published or not) you wish us to take into consideration in the assessment

The documentation must be in English or a Scandinavian language. We only accept applications sent via www.jobbnorge.no.

About the Project

BEaM currently requires a Postdoctoral Research ellow to contribute to our research and development activities within an ongoing project on bio-energy and microbial fuel cells (MFC). The role involves evaluating novel designs and materials for optimizing the microbial electrosynthesis process. Working closely with members of the group, you will contribute to generating ideas for further research in biotechnology applications in the field of green energy and waste management. As a postdoctoral, you will be expected to participate in the supervision of MSc/PhD students.

Within the current project, you will design, manufacture, and test MFC and establish functional correlations for characterizing the device's performance, communicating effectively with all partners in the project to discuss results and provide further recommendations. You will have to analyze the experimental data and publish them in peer-review scientific publications. You will contribute to extending our understanding of the MFCs, and key players in the field. The role also requires preparation and participation in new projects.

About the Employer: UiT - University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway

Note or Other details

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants.

More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here:  International staff

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Contact details

For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department, Bjørn Reidar Sørensen:

Phone:  bjorn.r.sorensen@uit.no
E-mail: +4776966256

or Professor Raj Calay:

Phone: +4776966118
E-mail: rajnish.calay@uit.no

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