Researcher Position in Materials Science
A 2- year Researcher position in the field of piezoelectric ceramics for biomedical applications with a focus on mechanical and electrical characterization is available. The project focuses on the development of biocompatible ceramics and aims to optimize these for load-bearing, biomedical applications. Research aspects range from the development of processing routines over microstructural characterization to testing of mechanical and piezoelectric properties. Furthermore, the successful applicant will be in charge of the development of mechanical testing equipment specialized for in vivo mimicking conditions. A comprehensive understanding of the relationship between ceramic microstructure, mechanical and piezoelectric behavior should be established through comprehensive experimental studies aided by Finite Element Modelling. The project is embedded in collaborations with colleagues at NTNU, other research projects and international partners.
The applicant must hold a PhD in materials science, materials chemistry, solid state physics or similar. Candidates with documented expertise in synthesis of functional oxide materials, ceramics processing, material characterization techniques including electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction as well as a solid background in dielectric, piezoelectric and mechanical characterization techniques are desired. Additional expertise in FEM is of advantage. The candidate is expected to have documented experience in scientific publishing. We search for a person that is creative, innovative and can work independently. The applicant should have good communication skills and must be able to collaborate with the students as well as other researchers connected to this project. As parts of the work will be performed at our collaborating institutions in Norway and abroad, the applicant should be willing to travel in the course of the project.
- 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
Researcher are remunerated in code 109, 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.
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.
For more information about the position please contact: Assoc. Prof. Julia Glaum, e-mail: email@example.com
About the application:
The application should contain:
- CV including certificates from Bachelor, Master and PhD as well as Reference letters.
- List of publications with bibliographical references.
- Documentation of English language proficiency (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) if English or a Scandinavian language is not the applicant's mother tongue.
- A statement on when the applicant can start in the position if selected.
Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no 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-38/19 when applying.
Application deadline: 19.04.2019
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Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Jobbnorge ID 168408