Post Doctor Candidate in the Field of Li-ion Battery Technology
About the position
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (IMA) has a vacancy for a position as Post Doc candidate within the field of Li-ion battery technology, affiliated to a Knowledge- Building Project, hosted by the Faculty of Engineering, “Norwegian Giga Battery Factories” (NorGiBatF). NorGiBatF is a multidisciplinary project, aiming for improving the competence related to Li-ion battery production, involving education of several PhD candidates. Research activities relevant for the Post Doc position will include studies of selected process parameters on cell performance, and corresponding mitigation strategies. In particular, the research will focus on effects of moist, and how to design more moist resistant Li-ion cells by use of moist scavengers, alternative salts etc. The project will be conducted in collaboration with industry (Freyr, Beyonder, Nordic Mining, Norsirk, Hydro) and international research organisations, as well as Insitute for Energy Technology (IFE) and SINTEF Energy.
The main supervisor will be Professor Ann Mari Svensson (IMA), and the co-supervisor will be Professor Odne Stokke Burheim, at Department of Energy and Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering.
Duties of the position
The tasks of the candidate will involve:
- Characterization of materials and laboratory scale battery cells using state-of-the art infrastructure at Department of Materials Science
- Presentation of results at project meetings and national and international workshops and conferences
- Preparation of scientific papers
- Participate actively in collaborative efforts within the project group
The candidate is expected to participate actively in the battery community at NTNU and at Department of Materials Science and Engineeing, including mentoring and co-supervision of PhD and master students.
Travelling with respect to conferences, meetings, workshops may be expected as part of the position.
Required selection criteria
A postdoctoral research fellowships is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions. You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree in Chemistry or Materials Technology, or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required.
If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.
The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant.
Regarding the Post Doc candidate, we are looking for candidates who can demonstrate
- Extensive experience related to electrochemical and one or more spectroscopic, structural, or imaging techniques.
- Ability to publish scientific papers
- Good written and oral English skills
- Experience from supervision of students
In the evaluation of qualifications of the candidates, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement. Emphasis will be put on communication skills, as well as collaborative skills.
- exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
- an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
- favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
- employee benefits
Salary and conditions
The employment period is 2 years.
Postdoctoral candidates are placed in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 542 400 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.
The position is subject to external funding.
It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution daily.
About the application
Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.
The application must include:
- A cover letter.
- CV including list of publications and information pertaining to the given qualifications.
- Certificate of completed PhD degree
- The required documentation of English language proficiency.
- Names and contact information of at least three references.
Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.
In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability.
NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.
A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background.
The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.
As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted.
Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.
Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).
If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number NV-93/20 when applying.
Application deadline: 13.10.2020.
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Department of Materials Science and Engineering
We are Norway's leading educational and research environment in materials engineering, materials chemistry and materials science. In collaboration with business and industry, we are a driving force for the development of innovative materials as well as new applications and manufacturing processes. Activities in our disciplines are vital for the green shift. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Natural Sciences
Deadline 13th October 2020
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Jobbnorge ID 193100