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PhD Research Fellowship in Semiconductor Physics 2019, University of Oslo, Norway

Publish Date: May 27, 2019

Deadline: Jun 14, 2019

PhD Research Fellowship in semiconductor physics

Job description

Position as PhD Research Fellowship in semiconductor physics available at Department of Physics/Centre for materials science and nanotechnology, as part of the project ‘Functionalization of conducting oxides by ion beam and defect engineering’ (FUNCTION).

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo. Starting date no later than 01.09.2019. The fellowship period is 3 years.

More about the position

One of the most central challenges facing our common global future is access to sufficient supply of clean energy. Global energy demand is expected to double by year 2050 and the electricity demands will even triple. In this respect, solar energy conversion using photo-voltaic and photoelectrochemical devices is an outstanding alternative to fossil fuels. The goal of the FUNCTION project is to explore embedded nanostructures for energy harvesting applications, and is an application motivated basic research project. In particular, the project aims at tailoring the properties of transparent conducting oxides (TCOs), for example zinc-oxide (ZnO), by introducing semiconducting nanoparticles, and by that functionalizing the TCO

The PhD position will be part of a larger team consisting of researchers at UiO and SINTEF, including one post-doc focusing on structural and spectroscopic characterization using transmission electron microscopy, STEM-EELS, and related techniques. The PhD position is related to synthesis and functional properties of the structures and devices, including ion beam modification and electrical and optical characterization.

FUNCTION is conducted in collaboration with a wide network of international partners in USA, Australia, Sweden, Germany, Finland and Switzerland. Visits to and from these partners are an integral part of FUNCTION.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MN) has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in semiconductor physics, with a solid background in semiconductor materials, processing and characterization, and materials physics in general. Experience with materials processing in cleanroom, electrical and optical spectroscopy techniques will be positively evaluated.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English are a prerequisite

Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2019 to complete the final exam.

Grade requirements:

The norm is as follows:

  • the average grade point for courses included in the Bachelor’s degree must be C or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the average grade point for courses included in the Master’s degree must be B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the Master’s thesis must have the grade B or better in the Norwegian educational system

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree

We offer

  • salary NOK 449 400 – 505 800 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as PhD Research fellow, (position code 1017)
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

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