Postdoctoral Fellow in Nanomaterials for Sensing Applications
- Gjøvik, Norway
- 09 Mar 2023
- End of advertisement period
- 08 Apr 2023
- Academic Discipline
- Life sciences, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemistry
- Job Type
- Academic Posts, Postdocs
- Contract Type
- Full Time
About the job
The postdoctoral fellowship position is a temporary position where the main goal is to qualify for work in senior academic positions.
The Postdoc Candidate will design and synthesis nanomaterials (including nanohybrids) for selective sensing of different Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in gas phase. The candidate will conduct atomic-scale simulations using e.g., Density Functional Theory and/or Molecular Dynamics Simulations for studying the interactions between the target VOC and different functionalization molecules to determine the best suited functionalization molecule for selective sensing of the target analyte. The candidate will then synthesis the designed functionalized nanomaterial for deposition on our sensing circuitry. The position is part of a research project financed by the Research Council of Norway. The Postdoc Candidate will work on designing and synthesizing functionalized nanomaterials for selective sensing of different VOCs and will work closely with other researchers who are designing the electrical circuit of the sensing device.
The candidate will report to the Head of Department.
Duties of the position
- Design and synthesis of functionalized nanomaterials for selective sensing of different VOCs in gas phase.
- Deposition of the developed sensing nanomaterials on the surfaces of the sensing devices (which are hydrophobic).
Required selection criteria
To be considered for the position, applicants must have:
- PhD in Chemistry, Biotechnology, Material Technology, Material Science, or related field.
- Experience with design and synthesis of nanomaterials.
- Experience in using Density Functional Theory (DFT), Molecular Dynamics Simulations, or other similar simulation platforms.
- Experience with nanomaterials for sensing applications.
- Hand-on lab experience on synthesis and deposition techniques.
- Good written and oral English proficiency.
The appointment is to be made in accordance with Regulations on terms of employment for positions such as postdoctoral fellow, Ph.D Candidate, research assistant and specialist candidate.
Preferred selection criteria
- Good publication record in nanomaterials for sensing applications.
- Experience in research project works.
- Knowledge and experience in sensors and sensor systems.
- Proactive and initiative taker
Emphasis will be placed on personal and interpersonal qualities.
- 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
As a Postdoctoral Fellow (code 1352) you are normally paid from gross NOK 563 500 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
The period of employment is 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 criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU.
After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.
The position is subject to external funding.
It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution on a daily basis.
About the application
The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English.
Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.
If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.
The application must include:
- CV and certificates
- transcripts and diplomas for bachelor's-, master's- and PhD degrees. If you have not yet completed your Ph.D, you must provide confirmation on your estimated date for the doctoral dissertation, or that your PhD thesis has been submitted
- A copy of the doctoral thesis. If you are close to submitting, or have recently submitted your thesis, you can attach a draft of the thesis. Documentation of a completed doctoral degree must be presented before taking up the position.
- Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment
- Name and contact information of three referees
If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.
Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.
In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates.
NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.
NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is a strength. We want our faculty and staff to reflect Norway’s culturally diverse population and we continuously seek to hire the best minds. This enables NTNU to increase productivity and innovation, improve decision making processes, raise employee satisfaction, compete academically with global top-ranking institutions and carry out our social responsibilities within education and research. NTNU emphasizes accessibility and encourages qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender identity, ability status, periods of unemployment or ethnic and cultural background.
NTNU is working actively to increase the number of women employed in scientific positions and has a number of resources to promote equality.
The city of Gjøvik has a population of 30 000 and is a town known for its rich music and cultural life. The beautiful nature surrounding the city is ideal for an active outdoor life! The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world.
As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted.
A public list of applicants with name, age, job title and municipality of residence is prepared after the application deadline. If you want to reserve yourself from entry on the public applicant list, this must be justified. Assessment will be made in accordance with current legislation. You will be notified if the reservation is not accepted.
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Prof. Michael Cheffena, telephone +4761135294, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Kristine Rognlid Hagaseth, e-mail: email@example.com
If you think this looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates attached. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Upon request, you must be able to obtain certified copies of your documentation.
Application deadline: 08.04.2023
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Deadline 8th April 2023
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Place of service Campus Gjøvik