PhD Candidates in Chemistry
- Trondheim, Norway
- 17 Mar 2023
- End of advertisement period
- 11 Apr 2023
- Academic Discipline
- Physical Sciences, Chemistry
- Contract Type
- Fixed Term
- Full Time
About the job
Do you have a Master's degree in Chemistry with excellent results and wish to immerse yourself in the subject through independent research? If yes, you might be the person we are looking for!
We have three vacancies for PhD Candidates at the Department of Chemistry. We are looking for committed, curious and ambitious persons for four-year positions as a PhD candidate.
We are looking for candidates who wish to conduct research in one of the areas of research at the department.
In order to be considered for these positions, you must contact a supervisor yourself to prepare a short outline for the project description, which must be attached to the application together with a letter of support from the supervisor.
The available PhD positions are in the following of the institute's research areas:
PhD 1: Organic chemistry https://www.ntnu.edu/chemistry/research/organic
PhD 2: Environmental and Analytical Chemistry https://www.ntnu.edu/chemistry/research/envchem
PhD 3: Theoretical Chemistry https://www.ntnu.edu/chemistry/research/tk-jobs
For a position as a PhD Candidate, the goal is a completed doctoral education up to an obtained doctoral degree.
Your immediate leader is Head of Department.
Duties of the position
- Carry out the necessary work tasks, both research work and course studies, in order to obtain the PhD degree
- Teaching duties
Required selection criteria
- You must have a professionally relevant background in areas close to the described projects.
- Your education must correspond to a five-year Norwegian degree programme, where 120 credits are obtained at master's level.
- You must have a strong academic background from your previous studies and an average grade from the master's degree program, or equivalent education, which is equal to B or better compared with NTNU's grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic basis. If you have a weaker grade background, you may be assessed if you can document that you are particularly suitable for a PhD education.
- Master's students who expect to complete their studies by summer 2023 are encouraged to apply, but the master's degree must be obtained and documented before starting the position.
- Fluent in written and oral English.
- For PhD 1: Fluent in written and oral in a Scandinavian language.
- You must meet the requirements for admission to the faculty's doctoral program.
- An ability and willingness to teach and supervise students.
The appointment is to be made in accordance with Regulations on terms of employment for positions such as postdoctoral fellow, Phd candidate, research assistant and specialist candidate and Regulations concerning the degrees of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) and Philosodophiae Doctor (PhD) in artistic research national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant
Preferred selection criteria
- good written and oral Norwegian language skills
- Excellent communication and collaborative skills
- Creativity, excellent analytical skills and an ability to organize information
- An ability to plan and organize scientific work
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 PhD candidate (code 1017) you are normally paid from gross NOK 501 200 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 4 years with 25 % teaching duties.
Appointment to a PhD position requires that you are admitted to the PhD programme in Chemistry within three months of employment, and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period.
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.
It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution daily.
Preferred start-up date: August 2023
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 your application will be considered based solely on information submitted by the application deadline. You must therefore ensure that your application clearly demonstrates how your skills and experience fulfil the criteria specified above.
The application must include:
- CV and certificates
- transcripts and diplomas for bachelor's and master's degrees. If you have not completed the master's degree, you must submit a confirmation that the master's thesis has been submitted.
- A copy of the master's thesis. If you recently have submitted your master's thesis, you can attach a draft of the thesis. Documentation of a completed master's degree must be presented before taking up the position.
- Project proposal (max. 2 pages), including a letter of support from a supervisor
- Name and contact information of three referees
- If you have publications or other relevant research work
- Applicants from non-English-speaking countries outside Europe must document English skills by an approved test. Approved tests are TOEFL, IELTS and Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).
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, both bachelor's and master's education, in addition to other higher education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.
We will take joint work into account. If it is difficult to identify your efforts in the joint work, you must enclose a short 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 our strength. We want to recruit people with different competencies, educational backgrounds, life experiences and perspectives to contribute to solving our social responsibilities within education and research. We will facilitate for our employees’ needs.
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 Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.
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 positions, please contact Head of Department Hallstein Hemmer, e-mail email@example.com . If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR consultant Marie Kristiansen, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 11.04.2023
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 Chemistry
We educate graduates for careers in environmental science, industry, the school system, research and public administration. Chemistry is also a basic discipline for medicine, biology and technology, and an important key in issues related to energy, climate, the environment, food, water and health. Research activities at the Department range from environmental chemistry to applied theoretical chemistry. The Department of Chemistry is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Natural Sciences.
Deadline 11th April 2023
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Scope Fulltime (3 positions)
Duration Fixed Term
Place of service