Researcher Position in Materials Science

Trondheim, Norway
04 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
19 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description

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.

Qualification requirements

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.

We offer

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.

General information

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:

Information about the department and the research group can be found online at: and

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 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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Deadline 19.04.2019
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary
Jobbnorge ID 168408

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