PhD position in Materials Science and Engineering

Trondheim, Norway
09 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
10 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

A PhD position is available at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. The appointment has a duration of 4 years including 1 year of duty work for NTNU NanoLab.

Job description
The position is within experimental nanotechnology, functional materials development and cross-disciplinary working. In the project, 2D boron nitride (BN) will be grown using different gas phase methods. The obtained 2D material will be nanostructured and functionalized using focused ion beam (FIB). Advanced techniques of characterization will be used to optimize the process. The modified BN will be evaluated as a multimodal contrast agent for simultaneous magnetic and photon based bio-imaging. The work will be based at NTNU NanoLab and at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Information about the department and the research group can be found online at: and
The successful candidate should transfer obtained competence to other users of the NanoLab ( and others working in related fields within the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic person to join our team. She/he should have good communication skills and be able to collaborate with other PhD candidates and international researchers.

The candidate must hold a Master degree or equivalent degree within Nanotechnology, Materials Science, Physics or a related field. Candidates who are currently finalizing their MSc degree can apply, but must have submitted their Master theses by 01.07.2017. Prior experience with modern charged particle optical systems (for example FIB, SEM), nanostructuring, gas phase synthesis technique (PVD and/or CVD), or the targeted application area is seen as advantageous. Candidates who have already held a PhD position should not apply for this position.

The regulations for PhD programs at NTNU state that the applicant must have a master degree or equivalent with at least 5 years of studies and an average grade of A or B within a scale of A-E for passing grades (A best). Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree:

The position requires spoken and written fluency in the English language. Applicants from non-English-speaking countries outside Europe must document English skills by an approved test.

The successful candidate should start the position no later than 1st September 2017.

For more information about the position please contact: Associate Professor Maria Benelmekki, e-mail: or Professor Ton van Helvoort, e-mail:

The application
Applications with a motivation letter, CV, possible publications and other scientific works, certified copies of transcripts and reference letters & contact details should be submitted electronically through this page.

Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered.

The reference number of the position is: NV-45/17

Application deadline: April 10, 2017

About this job

  • Deadline 4/10/2017
  • Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality Trondheim
  • Jobbnorge ID 135340
  • Internal ID NV-45/17
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Temporary

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