Postdoc in Materials Science and Engineering, Battery Technology

Trondheim, Norway
15 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
24 May 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

About the position

We have a vacancy for a position as post doc affiliated with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Natural Sciences (NV), NTNU Norwegian University for Science and Technology.

The post doc will in addition to his/her research activity have a central role in the NTNU Battery initiative coordinating the battery research activities between NV/NTNU and the strategic research area NTNU Energy at NTNU.

Research activities in the Department cover electrochemical energy technology (batteries), functional materials and materials chemistry, nanomaterials, ceramics, corrosion, physical metallurgy and metallurgical and electrochemical process engineering.

Job description

This post doc position in battery technology is focused on development of functional materials and understanding of electrochemical and degradation phenomena for Li ion batteries. Extensive state-of-the-art infrastructure for materials and battery development and testing is established at the Department. The successful candidate is expected to develop a research profile in close collaboration with the present battery activities at the Department.  

In addition, the candidate will have a coordinating role of the battery activities at NV/NTNU in close collaboration with the strategic research area NTNU Energy. The coordination will include providing information flow among groups working in the battery field, providing coordination help during establishment of larger research applications and facilitating initiatives with respect to sharing and developing infrastructure for battery research.

Qualification requirements

A postdoctoral research fellowships is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions. The applicants must hold a PhD in materials chemistry, materials science and technology, electrochemistry or similar. Candidates with documented expertise in development of functional materials for battery technology as well as electrochemical and degradation studies of batteries are desired. Experience in in-situ characterization techniques is considered an advantage.

The persons we are searching for have good oral and written communication skills. The candidates must provide evidence of the ability to publish scientific papers.

Personal characteristics

Emphasis will be placed on:

  • Creative and innovative with respect to research
  • Good collaboration skills and ability to work in a large research group
  • Ability to work across traditional disciplines and easy to get in contact with other researchers
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

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 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The appointment has a duration of 2 years with the possibility of until 1 year extension with teaching duties in agreement with the department. (To undertake the teaching duties it is a requirement that the candidate speaks Norwegian or another Scandinavian language).

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.

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Mari-Ann Einarsrud, phone number +47 73594002, e-mail or Professor Ann Mari Svensson phone number +47 73593965, e-mail

About the application:

The application must include:

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • List of publications with bibliographical references. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.
  • Brief research plan stating your future research interests
  • Name and address of three potential references
  • Documentation of English language proficiency (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) if English or a Scandinavian language is not the applicant's mother tongue
  • Reference letters

Submit your application with your CV, diplomas and certificates via Applicants invited for interview must bring certified copies of certificates and diplomas.

Mark the application with reference number: NV-44/19.

Application deadline: May 24, 2019

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 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 24.05.2019
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary
Jobbnorge ID 169062

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