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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Electronic and Semiconductor Devices 2019, University of Oslo, Norway

Publish Date: Jun 17, 2019

Deadline: Jul 09, 2019

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Electronic and Semiconductor Devices


About the position

A postdoctoral position in Electronic and Semiconductor Devices: Modelling, fabrication, materials studies and evaluation of 'Novel Silicon Carbide Dosimeter in Radiation Therapy and Radiation Protection' (NoSiCaR), is available in the Semiconductor Physics Group at the Department of Physics. The position is for three (3) years starting in 2019. The employed postdoctoral researcher will work directly with a team of scientists from SINTEF and UiO at the Micro- and Nanotechnology Laboratory MiNaLab, located on the UiO campus.

More about the position

The project Novel silicon carbide dosimeter in radiation therapy and radiation protection for improved healthcare (NoSiCaR) aims at research and development in fabrication technology for radiation detector using a novel material, silicon carbide. The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway and will run for 4 years. The primary objective of NoSiCar is to establish a knowledge platform of in-depth fundamental understanding of the use of silicon carbide in radiation detection, and to establish a comprehensive fabrication of silicon carbide radiation detectors by executing modelling, process investigations and scientific experiments.

Direct responsibilities for this position include:

  • TCAD device simulations of the SiC detectors
  • processing and characterization of SiC and the SiC detectors

The project joins researchers from UiO with SINTEF MiNaLab (Oslo), the European Synchrotron Radiation Facilities (ESRF) in France, and the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP) at the University of Wollongong, Australia.  Several application groups are also engaged in the project including Oslo University Hospital and the Institute for Experimental and Applied Physics (IEAP) at the Czech Technical University. The position therefore offers opportunity for the candidate to spend 6-8 months in these institutes abroad to carry out experimental characterisation in collaboration with leading experts in the field. 

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate that has talent for, experimental research work, practical laboratory work, and theoretical modelling. The research will be done in MiNaLab, a laboratory with large clean room areas encompassing state-of-the-art equipment both for fabrication and material and device characterization. Around 100 researchers are currently working in MiNaLab and we are seeking a person who enjoys team work, with excellent communication skills.

Qualification requirements

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 have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field (physics, materials science, nanotechnology, physical electronics, electronic engineering)
  • Solid state radiation detector technology based on silicon carbide is an interdisciplinary field and it is required that the applicant has a well-documented background in one and/or more important disciplines: semiconductor physics, materials science, solid state electronics, measurement technology
  • Experience with TCAD device simulation,  and semiconductor processing and fabrication will be an advantage
  • The applicant must have excellent command of English. Knowledge of Norwegian or a Scandinavian language is desirable but not mandatory

The main purpose of a postdoctoral fellowship is to provide the candidates with enhanced skills to pursue a scientific top position within or beyond academia. To promote a strategic career path, all postdoctoral research fellows are required to submit a professional development plan no later than one month after commencement of the postdoctoral period.

We offer

  • salary NOK 523 200 - 605 500 per year depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • 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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