Postdoc Position in Chemical Engineering

Trondheim, Norway
13 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

A postdoc position on development of energy storage technologies is available at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and technology. The positions are financed by the Nano2020, Norwegian Research Council. The appointment of postdoc has a duration of 2 years.

Information about the department

The research activity at the Department is extensive, and is organized in research groups. These are Biorefinery and fibre technology, Catalysis, Colloid and polymer chemistry, Environmental Engineering and reactor technology and Process systems engineering.

Further information is available at:

Job description

The project of SuperEnergy is supported by Nano2020, NFR, which aims to ground-breaking research for developing energy storage devices such as supercapacitors and fast recharging lithium-titanate batteries. The batteries have high specific energy, but with remarkable improvements on safety, power density, stability and operating temperature window compared to Li ion batteries. The objective of the project is to develop scalable soft chemistry method for synthesis of nanostructured ceramic materials for both anode and cathode electrodes of the lithium-titanate batteries, aiming at achieve higher purity and lower price. We are looking for a candidate with strong experience on Li ion batteries, in particular on the lithium-titanate batteries. The candidate will also design, fabricate and test of full cells.

The project will mainly be carried out by the Catalysis group, Department of Chemical Engineering, NTNU. For further inquiries about the position contact Prof. De Chen, (+47) 73 59 3149, e-mail:


Candidates for this position must have a PhD degree in relevant fields (but not limited) such as electrochemistry, material science, chemical engineering and chemistry. Knowledge of energy storage on batteries and supercapacitors is essential. Applicants are required to include a letter of motivation in their application, pointing out how the project will build upon the applicant’s previous education, research and competence.

The successful candidate:

  • Has good communication skills in English, both written and spoken
  • Is able to work independently and take responsibility for progress and quality of projects
  • Has enthusiasm for working in collaboration between theoretic and experimental groups
  • Has well-established skills to work in a team

Terms of employment

The appointment of the Postdoc will be made according to Norwegian guidelines for universities and university colleges and to the general regulations regarding university employees.

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

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

The application

Applications with CV, certificates from both Bachelor and Master, possible publications and other scientific works, certified copies of transcripts,( certified copies of documentation on English language proficiency (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) ) and reference letters should be submitted. 

Applications should be submitted through link at this page. 
Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered.

The reference number of the position is: NV-16/18

Application deadline: 15 March 2018

About this job

  • Deadline Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality Trondheim
  • Place of service Gløshaugen
  • Jobbnorge ID 148241
  • Internal ID 2018/5331
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Temporary

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