PhD Position in Modeling and Characterization of Metal and Polymer Interface

Trondheim, Norway
09 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


The Department of Structural Engineering (KT), Faculty of Engineering (IV) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) announces one vacant PhD position in the field of multiscale modeling and characterization of metal and polymer interface for a period of four years with 25% teaching duties. The PhD position is financed by KT for the strategic collaboration with Department of Precision and Microsystems Engineering (PME) at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

The PhD candidate will work at NTNU Nanomechanical Lab (NML), part of Structural Mechanics group at KT.  NML currently has 2 professors, 2 adjunct professors, 19 PhD students, 4 post docs and 1 visiting PhD student, working on diverse topics related to Nanomechanics and interface mechanics in materials and energy applications. Recent research activities, publications, and highlights can be found in the homepage NML offers multicultural, multidisciplinary and stimulating working environment with weekly Friday seminars given by either internal team members or international speakers, as well as well-established national and international scientific and industry network.

The main goal of the PhD project is to gain in-depth insights into the coupled mechanical, thermal and electrical behavior of metal and polymer interface system for novel and energy-efficient electrical interconnects. The project will collaborate with Norwegian industrial partner Conpart AS, and Department of Precision and Microsystems Engineering (PME) at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. The student will have one-year academic exchange at Delft University of Technology. The starting date is January 2018.

Applicants for the PhD position require a Master’s degree or equivalent in nanotechnology, material science, theoretical chemistry, or related fields. The successful applicants are motivated and ambitious students with excellent grades. Proficiency to carry out goal-oriented work, good skills to deliver oral and written presentation of research results,the applicants should be fluent in oral and written engslish and good cooperation abilities will be emphasized.

PhD Candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross NOK 432,300 per annum before tax. There will be a 2 % deduction to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross wage.

Engagement as a PhD Candidate is done in accordance with “Regulation concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow, research fellow, research assistant and resident”, given by the Ministry of Education and Research of 19.07.2010. The goal of the positions is to obtain a PhD degree. Applicants will engage in an organized PhD training program, and appointment requires approval of the applicants plan for a PhD study within three months from the date of commencement.

The position is of 4 years duration, of which 25% teaching duties

In case of questions, please contact Professor Jianying He,; Professor Zhiliang Zhang, No application should be directly sent to these email address.

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The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. The positions adhere to the Norwegian Government's policy of balanced ethnicity, age and gender. Women are encouraged to apply.

The application
The application must contain information of educational background and work experience. Certified copies of transcripts (both bachelor and masterstudies), publications, CV and reference letters should be enclosed. Applications with CV, grade transcripts and other enclosures should be submitted via this webpage at Mark the application with IV-167/17. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered.

Start-up date will be January 2018.

Application deadline is 15 September 2017

According to the new Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the list of applicants.

About this job

  • Deadline Friday, September 15, 2017
  • Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
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  • Municipality Trondheim
  • Place of service Institutt for konstruksjonsteknikk
  • Jobbnorge ID 140997
  • Internal ID IV-167/17
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Temporary

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