PhD Position in Materials/Nanotechnology

Trondheim, Norway
19 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Mar 2018
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 the Department of Chemistry/NTNU.  To undertake the teaching duties it is a requirement that the candidate speaks Norwegian or another Scandinavian language. The position is financed by NTNU and will involve the development of carbon allotrope-based hybrid materials and semiconducting polymers. The project will seek to synthesize hybrid materials targeting applications such as organic solar cells and photocatalysis as well as the evaluation of their performance in the targeted applications.    

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 revolves around organic synthesis. On one end, the candidate is expected to synthesize the appropriate addends to functionalize and solubilize graphene and carbon nanotubes. On the other hand, we are seeking a candidate to work on synthesizing monomers, suitable for polymerization. We are seeking a person with an interest in organic synthesis and the application of the synthesized materials in the end-device. Knowledge of organic devices is an advantage. The position is located at NTNU in Trondheim Norway.
Start date: between 15. June-1. August 2018.

Detailed information on our PhD programs can be found at:


The applicant must have an MSc (or equivalent) in Materials/chemistry/physics and a documented solid experimental background, either in organic synthesis or in device fabrication. Experience with different characterization methods such as NMR, TGA, RAMAN and GPC 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 Associate Professor Solon Oikonomopoulos, Department of Chemistry, NTNU, e-mail:

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. Furthermore, with the application we request a one-page “Personal Motivation Letter” for the position.

Applications must be submitted electronically through

Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered.

The reference number of the position is: NV- 17/18

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 148490
  • Internal ID 2018/5376
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Temporary

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