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 Materials Chemistry

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

The fellowship is for a period of 3 years, starting date within 3rd quarter of 2017. No one can be appointed for more than one fixed-term period at the same institution.

Job/ project description:

The fellowship is hosted at the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology at University of Oslo and is part of a project in collaboration with and led by SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Oslo, as well as the University of Luxembourg. The project deals with 2D materials beyond graphene, and the objective is to establish fundamental relationships between the functional properties and composition, structure, and defect chemistry of novel inorganic supported 2D thin films. The PhD project comprises film deposition and a wide range of characterization of inorganic films, with focus on electrical and electrochemical properties, supported by various computational techniques.


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 chemistry or materials science, with specialization in nanotechnology, physical or inorganic chemistry, or solid-state electrochemistry, or thesis must be submitted and a degree under final evaluation.

Background and experience in synthesis and characterization of materials, films, and interfaces are considered advantageous. Good teamwork, communication, and innovation skills are also valued. The applicant should comment shortly in the application letter on whether each of these requirements is met or not.

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

The fellowships require admission to the PhD program at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD program 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:

  • Application letter
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work - scientific publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • List of publications and academic work 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)

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 specific information contact:

Prof. Truls Norby, tel. +47-22840654, e-mail

HR-officer Nina Holtan for questions regarding the recruitmentsystem, tel. +47-2284424, e-mail

Do not send applications to individuals including the above, but only via the online form.

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  • Søknadsfrist
    16. mai 2017
  • Arbeidsgiver
    Universitetet i Oslo
  • Nettside
  • Kommune
  • Jobbnorge-ID
  • Intern-ID
    2017/2994 - 1017
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