The PhD fellowship is for a period of 3 or 4 years.
The position is funded as part of the Industrial Catalysis Science and Innovation for competitive and sustainable process industry (iCSI) center for research based innovation. Employment is pending the completion of the required contracts between the center participants.
The desired starting date is no later than 4 January, 2016.
Application deadline is 1 September, 2015.
The fellowship is based at the Catalysis Group and associated with the Center for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN,) and the iCSI center for research based innovation, established by the Research Council of Norway. The research tasks will be carried out in close collaboration with industrial partner Haldor Topsøe A/S, located in Lyngby near Copenhagen, Denmark, and secondments with industry are likely.
The vision of SMN is to contribute to the increase of Norway's production through research on materials science and nanotechnology on functional materials, and ensure a level of quality that ensures the recognition of SMN as a leading center amongst the Nordic countries, as well as internationally, within selected fields. The main objective of iCSI is to boost industrial innovation and competitiveness as well as to provide efficient, low-emission process technology. This will be done through:
- Improved understanding of the kinetics and chemistry of the catalytic processes of the industrial partners as a basis for performance enhancement and process optimization.
- Synergy between applied and basic research, competence-building and education through interaction between industry, research institutes and universities.
- Development of new materials and methods (experimental and theoretical) that strengthen the industrial value creation and impact the research frontier.
Employment at the Catalysis Group will allow the successful candidate the opportunity to work in a highly cross-disciplinary field in an internationally competitive research group with a high degree of international collaboration. Research in the Catalysis Group comprises extensive international collaboration, and research visits to partners in Europe is an integrated part of PhD training and research.
Applicants must hold a Master's degree or equivalent in materials science, chemistry, or chemical engineering.
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. The Candidate for this fellowship will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of his or hers class with respect to academic credentials.
The successful candidate is expected to be willing and able to take on tasks for the benefit of the research group. Personal suitability and co-operation skills will receive special attention in the selection process. Applicants may be called in for interview.
The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.
The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position. For more information seehere and here.
A good command of English is required.
Pay grade: 50 - 57 (NOK 430 500 – 483 700 per year)
The application must include:
- Application letter, including a statement of interest (related to research topic above)
- CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
- Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
- List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
- Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, email and telephone number)
- Candidates are encouraged to provide example software code or links to codehosting repositories (not required)
Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.
In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.
UiO has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.