Postdoctor in Viral Detection Using Organic Electronic Sensors in Lateral Flow

Gløshaugen, Norway
04 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About the position

We have a vacancy for a two-year Post Doctor position at the Department of Chemistry.

The position reports to Professor John de Mello.

Job description

The position will involve the development of organic semiconductor based sensors for chemical detection by absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy. The work will involve the fabrication of high performance, solution processed organic light-emitting diodes and photodiodes plus the development of associated instrumentation.

Qualification requirements

We are seeking a Postdoc candidate with a PhD or equivalent experience in the fabrication and application of high performance solution-processed organic semiconductor devices, including both light-emitting diodes and photodiodes. We are preferably looking for a candidate with specific experience in optical detection or bio-sensing. Proficiency in electronics and programming (Labview, Matlab, C++ and Python) are highly desirable.

A postdoctoral research fellowships is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions. Completion of a Norwegian doctoral degree in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Electronic Engineering or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required.

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.

Other qualifications:

  • Good publication record
  • Good written and oral English language skills

Personal characteristics

  • Positive attitude
  • The ability to think creatively and critically
  • The ability to work both independently and in a team

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement.

We offer

Salary and conditions

Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 515 200 per annum before tax. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

Appointment takes place on the terms that apply to State employees at any time, and after the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

General information

Working at NTNU

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor John de Mello, e-mail:

About the application:

Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant's contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.

Please submit your application electronically via with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number NV-106/18 when applying.

Application deadline: 31.10.2018

NTNU - knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Chemistry  

We educate graduates for careers in environmental science, industry, the school system, research and public administration. Chemistry is also a basic discipline for medicine, biology and technology, and an important key in issues related to energy, climate, the environment, food, water and health. Research activities at the Department range from environmental chemistry to applied theoretical chemistry. The Department of Chemistry is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Natural Sciences

Deadline 12.11.2018
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Fixed Term
Place of service Gløshaugen

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