The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society. 

The Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN) is an interdisciplinary focus field for material and energy research at the University of Oslo. SMN has focused on basic research in renewable energy and environmentally friendly use of fossil energy sources. The center consists of research groups from the Department of Physics (Fi) and Chemistry (Ki), has about 100 employees from around the world and manages more than 80 projects funded by the EU, the RCN and others.

PhD Research Fellowship in in Solid State Electrochemistry

Position as PhD Research fellow available at Department of Chemistry/Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology.

The fellowship is for a period of up to 3 years. Starting date no later than 15.09.2017.

No one can be appointed for more than one fixed-term period at the same institution.

Job/ project description:

Electrochemistry plays vital roles in sustainable energy conversion technologies. The present project, FUndamentals of Surface Kinetics in high temperature Electrochemistry (FUSKE), addresses the understanding of the kinetics of gas-solid reactions at the surface of electrodes and electrolytes of fuel cells and electrolysers and gas separation membranes, with the aim to develop fundamental mechanistic insight of the rate determining processes. The project is financed through the FRIPRO program of the Research Council of Norway.

In the FUSKE project an array of experimental and computational approaches will be implemented. These will include standard electrochemical characterization methodologies, use of mass spectrometry, electron microscopy, secondary ion mass spectrometry and other spectroscopy based methodologies, as well as computational approaches (e.g. DFT and molecular dynamic simulations). The successful candidate will collaborate with members of other complementary projects in an international context, ex the EU-project SURKINOX. Some instrumental operation and maintenance tasks must be expected.


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 Master’s degree or equivalent in materials science or chemistry. Relevant specialization for the project within solid-state electrochemistry, inorganic materials chemistry, physical chemistry, or chemical engineering is required.

Good command of English, good cooperation skills and the ability to take initiative will be emphasized during the assessment process.

Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2017 to complete the final exam.

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position. For more information see:

A good command of English is required:


Position code 1017, Salary: NOK 432 700 – 489 300 per year, ( pay grade 50 – 57) depending on qualifications and seniority.

The application must include:

Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

UiO has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

For further information please contact: Professor Reidar Haugsrud, phone: +47 22 84 06 59, e-mail:

For questions regarding the recruitment system Jobbnorge, please contact HR Officer Nina Holtan, e-mail:, phone: +47 22 85 44 24.

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  • Søknadsfrist
    10. mai 2017
  • Arbeidsgiver
    University of Oslo
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    2017/3964 - 1017
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