Postdoctor in Process Metallurgy

Trondheim, Norway
07 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

About the position

Post Doctor fellowship in process metallurgy is hence available at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, NTNU. Candidates with strong interest in metallurgical processes holding PhD degree in materials science, physical chemistry, or a related field are invited to apply. The Post Doctor will be a part of a research group of about 20 PhD’s and Post Doctors as well as researchers from other companies like SINTEF.

The position reports to Professor Merete Tangstad

Job description

The task of the Post Doctor wil be to study slags from Mn-ferroalloy production and slags TiO2 slags. Liquid slag is the medium that determines many of the operational parameters during the production processes. Slag structures will be measured through Raman spectroscopy, and then compared with properties like viscosity, density, electrical resistivity.

Qualification requirements

The Post Doctororal fellow must have a background within high temperature metallurgical processes within the Mn-ferroalloy production and/or TiO2-production. Experience with high temperature experimental work is required. Knowledge of industrial production of Mn-ferroalloys and/or TiO2 slags is also an advantage. In addition, an experimental background within the area of liquid slags will also be advantageous. The project will require the use of different equipment and furnaces, commercial thermodynamic software, and advanced materials characterization technique.

The candidate must be able to work independently and progress in the research work by own achievements. He/she must be creative in solving experimental challenges. It is expected that the candidate has a strong research-ethical approach. A fundamental part of the work will be the reporting of the results, and the candidate must be experienced in writing journal articles. All applicants must be able to communicate fluently in English (in speaking and writing).The primary workplace will be Department of Materials Science and Engineering, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway. The appointment of the Post Doctor will be made according to Norwegian guidelines for universities and university colleges and to the general regulations regarding university employees.

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

A Post Doctortoral 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 material science, chemistry or similar areas or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required.

We offer

Salary and conditions

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

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 Merete Tangstad, 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-129/18 when applying.

Application deadline: 31.12.2018

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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 31.12.2018
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary
Jobbnorge ID 161504

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