PhD Position in Nanotechnology

Trondheim, Norway
15 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

A PhD position is available at the Department of Chemistry. The appointment has a duration of 4 years with 25% teaching duties at NTNU Nanolab.  The position is financed by NTNU and will involve the development of new lithographic patterning methods for organic devices. The project will seek to develop controlled methods for defining micro- and nano-scale features in thin metal and semiconductor films, with a view to fabricating novel organic devices with superior optoelectronic performance to conventional macro-scale organic devices.  

Information about the department
The current research fields at the Department includes organic chemistry, analytical and environmental chemistry and applied theoretical chemistry. Further information is available at:

Job description
The theme of the PhD research is the fabrication of micro- and nano-scale optoelectronic devices. We are seeking a person with experimental background
in nanotechnology and with knowledge of lithography and material characterization techniques. Knowledge of organic devices is an advantage. The position is located at NTNU in Trondheim Norway, but will involve short stays at Imperial College London.
Start date: between 15. August-15.September 2017.

Detailed information on our PhD programs can be found at:

The applicant must have an MSc (or equivalent) in nanotechnology/chemistry/physics and a documented solid background from experimental nanotechnology. Experience with different methods for metal deposition, lithography and morphological/characterisation methods will be considered an advantage.

The successful candidate should be creative, with a strong ability to work problem oriented. He/she should also enjoy interdisciplinary research and take keen interest in learning and working in teams.

The regulations for PhD programs at NTNU state that 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) for the two last years of the MSc is required. 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.  Approved tests are TOEFL, IELTS and Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English(CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).

Terms of employment
The appointment of the PhD fellows will be made according to Norwegian guidelines for universities and university colleges and to the general regulations regarding university employees. Applicants must agree to participate in organized doctoral study programs within the period of the appointment and have to be qualified for the PhD-study. 

NTNU’s personnel policy objective is that the staff must reflect the composition of the population to the greatest possible extent.

The position as PhD is remunerated according to the Norwegian State salary scale. There is a 2% deduction for superannuation contribution.

Further information can be obtained from professor Bård Helge Hoff, Department of Chemistry, NTNU, Tel. +47 735 93973, E-mail: or professor John de Mello, Imperial College London, Tel +44 (0)20 7594 5882, Email:

The application
Applications with CV, certificates from both Bachelor and Master, possible publications and other scientific works, copies of transcripts, (copies of documentation on English language proficiency test) and reference letters should be submitted.

Applications must be submitted electronically through

Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered.

The reference number of the position is: NV- 43/17

Application deadline: 15th April, 2017

About this job

  • Deadline 4/15/2017
  • Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality Trondheim
  • Jobbnorge ID 135622
  • Internal ID NV-43/17
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Temporary

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