PhD Candidates in Material Science

Norwegian University of Science and Technology
December 04, 2022
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The Department of Materials Sceince and Engineering has vacancies for three

PhD Candidates in Material Science This is NTNU

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About the job

.The Department of Material Science and Engineering has vacancies for three PhD candidates working with the green shift in the material producing industry and the society. For a position as a PhD Candidate, the goal is a completed doctoral education up to an obtained doctoral degree.

Urgent action is needed to reduce the climate footprint. The material producing industry in Norway is actively working to reduce their CO2 emissions through new technical solutions. As a part of this strategy there are three PhD positions available at the Department of Material Science and Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The first one is to reduce fossil fuel with hydrogen in the TiO2 production. The second is to increase the use of recycled material in the silicon primary production using agglomerates. The third is to develop metallic Phase Change Materials for Thermal Energy storage.

Your immediate leader is Professor Merete Tangstad.

Information regarding research on metal production in Norway

Information regarding the hydrogen project

Green metal production in Norway

Production of TiO2 in Norway

Previous projects on Phase Change Materials

Duties of the position
  • Experimentally investigate material production process (TiO2, Si, PCM) and develop experimental techniques for this system.
  • Disseminate the obtained results through scientific papers.
  • Participate in teaching and development of courses for graduate students.
  • Write a PhD thesis
  • Required selection criteria
  • You must have a professionally relevant background in material science, chemistry, or physics.
  • Your education must correspond to a five-year Norwegian degree program, where 120 credits are obtained at master's level
  • You must have a strong academic background from your previous studies and an average grade from the master's degree program, or equivalent education, which is equal to B or better compared with NTNU's grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic basis. If you have a weaker grade background, you may be assessed if you can document that you are particularly suitable for a PhD education.
  • Master's students can apply, but the master's degree must be obtained and documented by July 2023.
  • You must meet the requirements for admission to the faculty's doctoral program
  • Good written and oral English
  • The appointment is to be made in accordance with Regulations concerning the degrees of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) and Philosodophiae Doctor (PhD) in artistic research national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant

    Preferred selection criteria

    It is an advantage to have a background in high temperature metal production

    Personal characteristics
  • The candidate must be able to work independently and progress in the research work by own achievements.
  • He/she must be creative in solving experimental challenges.
  • It is expected that the candidate has a strong research-ethical approach.
  • A fundamental part of the work will be the reporting of the results, and the candidate must be experienced in writing journal articles.
  • Emphasis will be placed on personal and interpersonal qualities.

    We offer
  • exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
  • an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
  • favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • employee benefits
  • Salary and conditions

    As a PhD candidate (code 1017) you are normally paid from gross NOK 501 200 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

    The period of employment is 3 years (for Norwegian speaking candidates 4 years with 25 % teaching duties is optional).

    Appointment to a PhD position requires that you are admitted to the PhD programme in Materials Science and Engineering within three months of employment, and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period.

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    The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

    The positions are subject to external funding.

    It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution daily.

    About the application

    The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English.

    Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that your application will be considered based solely on information submitted by the application deadline. You must therefore ensure that your application clearly demonstrates how your skills and experience fulfil the criteria specified above.

    The application must include:

  • CV and certificates
  • transcripts and diplomas for bachelor's and master's degrees. If you have not completed the master's degree, you must submit a confirmation that the master's thesis has been submitted.
  • A copy of the master's thesis. If you recently have submitted your master's thesis, you can attach a draft of the thesis. Documentation of a completed master's degree must be presented before taking up the position.
  • Name and contact information of three referees
  • Documentation of English language proficiency
  • If you have publications or other relevant research work
  • If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education, both bachelor's and master's education, in addition to other higher education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.

    We will take joint work into account. If it is difficult to identify your efforts in the joint work, you must enclose a short description of your participation.

    In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates.

    NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.

    General information

    Working at NTNU

    NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is our strength. We want to recruit people with different competencies, educational backgrounds, life experiences and perspectives to contribute to solving our social responsibilities within education and research. We will facilitate for our employees' needs.

    NTNU is working actively to increase the number of women employed in scientific positions and has a number of resources to promote equality.

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    The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.

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    As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted.

    A public list of applicants with name, age, job title and municipality of residence is prepared after the application deadline. If you want to reserve yourself from entry on the public applicant list, this must be justified. Assessment will be made in accordance with current legislation. You will be notified if the reservation is not accepted.

    If you have any questions about the position, please contact Merete Tangstad, email merete.tangstad@ntnu.no. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Marie Kristiansen, e-mail: marie.kristiansen@ntnu.no

    If you think this looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates attached. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Upon request, you must be able to obtain certified copies of your documentation.

    Application deadline: 04.12.2022

    NTNU - knowledge for a better world

    NTNU - knowledge for a better world

    The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

    Department of Materials Science and Engineering

    We are Norway's leading educational and research environment in materials engineering, materials chemistry and materials science. In collaboration with business and industry, we are a driving force for the development of innovative materials as well as new applications and manufacturing processes. Activities in our disciplines are vital for the green shift. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

    Deadline

    4th December 2022

    Employer

    NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology

    Municipality

    Trondheim

    Scope

    Fulltime (3 jobs) Fulltime (%)

    Duration

    Fixed Term

    Place of service

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