Post Doctor Fellowship in Area of Alumina Production

Trondheim, Norway
01 May 2019
End of advertisement period
20 May 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

About the position

Post Doctor fellowship in process metallurgy is 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 research is in the area of sustainable aluminium production by the Pedersen process. The Post Doctor researcher will work on the hydrometallurgical part of the process in which leaching of slags, and precipitation of aluminium hydroxide from solutions are studied. The research is in an EU project called “Energy zero waste production of alumina in Europe; ENSUREAL ( , and is carried out in cooperation with the large industrial partners in Europe. The project will require the use of different equipment, commercial thermodynamic software, hydrometallurgy lab, and advanced materials characterization technique.

Qualification requirements

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 [subject area] or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required.

All applicants must be able to communicate fluently in English (in speaking and writing).

Personal characteristics

We search for a person that is creative, innovative and can work independently, possesses good communication skills, and integrates well into a team.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, 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.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criterias in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU.

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 Associate Professor Jafar Safarian, phone number + 47 48061765, e-mail

Information about the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, NTNU can be found at

The application should contain:

  • CV
  • Certificates from both Bachelor, Master and PhD as well as Reference letters
  • Transcripts of records for Bachelor, Master and PhD studies
  • 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-48/19 when applying.

Application deadline: 20.05.2019

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 20. May 2019
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary
Jobbnorge ID 169653

Similar jobs

Similar jobs