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. 

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 growth and characterisation of MLD films for bioactive surfaces - two positions

Two Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher PhD positions are available at the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology, University of Oslo, Norway, within the framework of the HYCOAT European Training Network (ETN-765378).

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

The fellowship period is 3 years.

Project titles:

  • Bioactive surfaces for cell growth through MLD (ESR10)
  • Hybrid coatings for enhancing bone compatibility (ESR11)

Host institute:

Centre for Materials Sciences and Nanotechnology, University of Oslo, Norway, http://www.mn.uio.no/smn/english/

Short description of the ESR project:

ESR10

To use MLD deposition to develop surfaces that enhance cell growth beyond the present surfaces based on molecular grafting techniques. The main focus will be on bioactive surfaces for growth of cells. The organic linkers will be chosen among a selection of bioactive compounds suitable for tuning the surface chemistry towards cell growth. Development of the deposition process will be performed at UiO, while characterization of cell growth will be through secondments at OUS and Harvard.

  • OUS: Characterization of cell growth and bioactivity of the MLD surfaces, M19, 2 months + regular visits afterwards
  • Harvard: characterization of cell growth and bioactivity of the MLD surfaces, M40, 6 months
  • Europlasma: to learn about industrial scale coating processes for medical applications at an SME, M32, 1 month (together with ESR11)

ESR11

A bioactive surface that enhances cell growth and retards bacterial growth is highly desired where implants are used. One such application is within implant of dental materials, where it is vital that the osteoblast is able to adhere before the bacteria take over. MLD surfaces will be used to control the bacterial growth. The organic linkers will be chosen among a selection of bioactive compounds suitable for tuning the surface chemistry towards cell growth. Characterization of cell growth will be performed through secondments and regular visits at OUS and NIOM.

  • UHel: Synthesis and evaluation of Ca-containing precursors, M8, 2 months and M22, 1 month + regular visits
  • OUS: characterization of cell growth and bioactivity of MLD surfaces by growth of different cell cultures, M15, 2 months + regular visits
  • NIOM: characterization of cell growth and bioactivity of MLD surfaces, M28, 4 months + regular visits
  • Europlasma: to learn about industrial scale coating processes for medical applications at an SME, M32, 1 month (together with ESR10)

Job requirements:

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.

Good knowledge of thin film synthesis and cell growth studies. High motivation to derive the full benefit from the training network. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to interact efficiently with experimental/industrial partners.

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:

http://www.uio.no/english/research/phd/

http://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/

Benefits and salary:

Salary NOK 436 900 – 490 900 per annum depending on qualifications and seniority as PhD Research Fellow, (position code 1017)

Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities.

How to apply:

Please see EURAXESS for general information about the positions and how to apply.

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).

General:

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

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

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

For further information please contact:

Prof. Ola Nilsen, phone: +47 228 55 558, e-mail: ola.nilsen@kjemi.uio.no

Om stillingen

  • Søknadsfrist
    8. januar 2018
  • Arbeidsgiver
    University of Oslo
  • Nettside
  • Kommune
    Oslo
  • Jobbnorge-ID
    143338
  • Intern-ID
    2017/12049 - 1017
  • Omfang
    Heltid
  • Varighet
    Vikariat/Midlertidig

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