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University of Oslo Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Semiconductor Physics, Norway

Publish Date: Sep 21, 2016

Deadline: Oct 10, 2016

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Semiconductor Physics

Position as postdoctoral research fellow is available at Center for Material Sciences and Nanotechnology (SMN) and the Department of Physics, University of Oslo. The fellowship is for a period of 2 years, starting date no later than 1st of March 2017. Within the framework of the position duties may be assigned. No one can be appointed for more than one specified period at the same institution.

The postdoctoral position is in semiconductor physics, with a particular emphasis on characterization of semiconducting oxides and novel alloys thereof. The position is associated the project "Novel semiconducting alloys in energy technology (Salient)" funded by The Research Council of Norway within the FriPro program.

The primary objective of Salient is to develop and explore the functionality of unconventional semiconducting alloys based on oxide semiconductors. For example, combining zinc oxide (ZnO) with a more mature technology, like gallium nitride (GaN), may overcome several of the present challenges with oxide semiconductors. In fact, the tuning possibility of functional properties may exceed that of the parent semiconductors by unconventional alloying, like anion incorporation. Hence, the postdoc project aims at investigating the physics of unconventional alloying of oxides (with emphasis on ZnO), and is an application motivated basic research project within semiconductor and solid state physics. The candidate will work together with a PhD student in the project and focus on electrical and optical characterization. Additional theoretical modeling using first principle calculations may be included (depends on the candidate).

The main work will be carried out in the Semiconductor Physics/LENS research group (Light and Electricity from Novel Semiconductors) within the Dep. of Physics/Centre for Material Sciences and Nanotechnology (SMN) at UiO. LENS is an internationally recognized research group providing a stimulating research environment to promote training/education of students. The research group focuses on application-motivated basic research, where we address rather fundamental materials science and physics issues relevant to enabling technologies for renewable energy, including solar cells and light emitting devices.


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.

The candidate must have a PhD or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in Physics. We seek a candidate with a solid scientific background in semiconductor physics, with well-documented experience in electrical (e.g. temperature dependent Hall effect measurements and junction spectroscopic techniques) and/or optical characterization (photoluminescence or cathodoluminescence) of semiconducting oxides (similar experience with GaN may also be of interest). Additional experience with first principle calculations is beneficial, but not required. Further, experience with supervision of MSc and PhD students will also be positively evaluated.

Candidates without a PhD degree have until January 31st 2017 to complete the final exam.

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