PhD Research Fellowship in Physics
A position as PhD Research Fellowship in physics available at Department of Physics/Centre for materials science and nanotechnology, as part of the research project titled ‘Additively manufactured magnetic high entropy alloys for renewable electricity’ (MAGNIFICENT), with financial support from the Norwegian Research Council.
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
The position is part of a new research activity focused on high entropy alloys (HEA) for renewable electricity aiming to introduce a new generation of materials for soft magnets produced with additive manufacturing by laser metal deposition of multi-element components. The goal is to identify and develop industrial-scale processes for novel soft magnets with superior magnetic properties that exhibit significantly reduced losses and fatigue compared to the current state-of-the-art materials. This work is a collaboration between SINTEF Industry, Department of Physics at UiO, Slovac Academy of Science, National Technical University of Athens (Greece), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA) and The University of Manchester (UK).
The research fellow will play important role in identifying promising materials through structural and magnetic characterisation and clarifying physics behind the enhanced magnetic performance of the materials. Structural characterisation will be done combining x-ray diffraction and analytical scanning and transmission electron microscopy techniques. For magnetic screening and characterisation, magneto-optical imaging (MOI), magneto-optical Kerr Effect (MOKE) microscopy, magnetic force microscopy (MFM), vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM) and superconducting interference device (SQUID) magnetometry will be used. The PhD fellow is expected to travel and spend time in the labs of collaborating partners where some of the characterisation facilities are located. All project partners will assist and complement the student with various relevant competencies. At the Dep. of Physics, the PhD fellow will be part of both the advanced materials and complex systems group and the structure physics section and in close contact with their students and employees.
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences 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 chemistry. Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) must correspond to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system
- Hands on experience with the structural and magnetic characterisations techniques mentioned in job description will be evaluated and play a role when ranking the applicants. Experience with adapting equipment to laboratory environment; programming and use of LabVIEW, Matlab, Origin and Python for control, acquisition and analysis of data is an advantage
- Applicants are expected to have good communication and cooperation skills and take initiatives. Enthusiastic and hardworking candidates are especially welcome to apply. The PhD student employed can anticipate to be involved in outreach activities and applicants that are able to communicate in a Scandinavian language are desired
- Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
- Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2019 to complete the final exam
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
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