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.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in characterization of oxygen related complexes in silicon

Position as postdoctoral research fellow is available at Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology and Department of Physics.

The fellowship period is 3 years. Within the framework of the position duties may be assigned. No one can be appointed for more than one postdoctoral research fellowship at the same institution.

The position is supported by the Norwegian Research Centre for Sustainable Solar Cell Technology (FME-SOL-II) in collaboration with the University of Oslo.Preferable starting date during the summer of 2017, but no later than 01.10.2017.

Job description/ Project description:

The Centre joins the major research groups and important industry partners in the PV sector in Norway and it is partly funded by the Research Council of Norway. The main objective is to give current and future companies in the Norwegian PV industry long-term access to world leading technological and scientific expertise. The Centre has a research infrastructure covering the whole value chain. The infrastructure at University of Oslo includes the Micro- and Nanotechnology Laboratory (MiNaLab) with a clean room area in excess of 400 m2 as well as a park of modern characterization facilities.


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.

The candidate must have a PhD or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in Physics.

Good understanding of semiconductor physics is required. Candidates with both experimental and theoretical/modelling experience are welcome. Background in opto-electronic characterization techniques (in particular, FTIR, DLTS, PL or similar) is an advantage. The work will focus on characterization of oxygen related complexes in silicon; FTIR is anticipated to be the prime technique. The successful candidate must have at least one publication in PRL, PRB, APL or JAP. Due to the fundamental character of studies, candidates with publications in PRL and/or PRB will have an advantage.

The main purpose of post-doctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their disciplines.

Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for post-doctoral fellowship positions:

A good command of English is required.


Position code 1352, Salary: NOK 486 100 – 567 100 per year, ( pay grade 57 – 65), depending on qualifications and seniority.

The application must include:

  • Application letter
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, 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)

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 Edouard Monakhov, phone: +47 22 84 09 35, e-mail: or Professor Bengt Gunnar Svensson, phone: +47 22 85 28 59,

For questions regarding the recruitmentsystem please contact HR-officer Nina Holtan, phone: +47 22 85 44 24, e-mail:

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    9. mai 2017
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    Universitetet i Oslo
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    2017/4542 - 1352
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