Post Doctor Position in Materials Science/Process Metallurgy

Trondheim, Norway
25 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
20 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

About the position

A 2 year Post Doctor position in the innovation project “PAHssion – Industrial Efforts Towards Zero Emission of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)“ is available at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.  The main objective of the project is to bring Norwegian industries and research groups to the international forefront of PAH competence, to enhance reporting standards and identify new commercial methods for raw materials selection and testing with respect to PAH characteristics.

Research aspects range from the development of a suitable experimental laboratory set-up for testing the PAH generation from different raw materials, to industrial measurement campaigns and sample analysis. The research will be conducted in close collaboration with SINTEF Industry and the Norwegian Metallurgical Industry.

Qualification requirements

A postdoctoral research fellowships is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions.

The applicant must hold a PhD in chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental engineering or materials science. Candidates with documented competence in organic chemistry, carbon materials, industrial gas measurements and/or reduction metallurgy, are desired. It is preferable that the candidate is proficient in a Scandinavian language. The candidate is expected to have solid and documented experience in scientific publishing. We search for a person that is creative and can work independently and as part of a research team. The applicant should have good communication skills and must be able to collaborate with the students as well as researchers in SINTEF and the industry connected to this project. As parts of the work will be performed together with our collaboration partners, the applicant should be willing to travel in the course of the project.

We offer

Salary and conditions

Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 523 200 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: Professor Gabriella Tranell, e-mail:

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

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-98/19 when applying.

Application deadline: 20.10.2019

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 20th October 2019
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary

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