Researcher (20%) in the Field of Materials Characterization for Li-ion Batteries

University of Oslo
January 08, 2023
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Researcher (20%) in the Field of Materials Characterization for Li-ion


Job description

Position as a Researcher (20% appointment) is available at the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN)/Department of Chemistry.

The position is for a period of 21 months.

Starting date is no later than March 1, 2023.

We are searching for a skilled, creative and ambitious researcher to join our scientific activities within the field of battery materials. The candidate will work in a dynamic team of approximately 10 PhD/MS students and researchers and, therefore, should be skilled to work in team as well as independently.

The successful candidate will be involved in the development and implementation of advanced X-ray based characterization of active materials of rechargeable batteries under the projects funded by the Research Council of Norway. Specifically, the candidate will focus on operando methods including data acquisition, development of electrochemical cells for X-ray based operando techniques and data treatment. Experiments using synchrotron facilities are foreseen, depending on access and travel regulations.

The candidate will work closely with all group members, who are involved in similar research activities and should have knowledge and understanding of the electrochemical characterization of battery materials in addition to the advanced knowledge in X-ray based characterization techniques.

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 hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in Chemistry or a related field. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis and public defence are eligible for appointment
  • Documented experience within the fields of crystallography and/or X-ray- based characterization
  • The qualifications and experience withing the following areas will be given major weight in the evaluation of the candidates and have to be described in a cover letter :
  • Operando methods for characterization of battery materials
  • Crystal structure and total scattering/PDF analysis
  • Expertise with using large scale facilities (ESRF, Diamond, etc)
  • Chemistry of battery materials
  • Electrochemical characterization of battery materials
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • We offer
  • Salary NOK minimum 544 400 – 690 000,- per annum depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1109)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Professionally stimulating working environment
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Oslo's family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities
  • How to apply

    The application must include:

  • Cover letter explaining the qualifications and experience relevant for the position
  • CV (a complete overview of education and previous positions including a full list of publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records
  • Letters of recommendation, certificates and any academic work that a candidate want to be considered during the assessment
  • Names and contact information of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
  • The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”.

    Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

    In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, as well as the candidates' motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

    It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

    Formal regulations

    According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

    The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

    The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

    Contact information

    For more information about this position and the recruitment process, please, contact:

    Associate professor Alexey Y. Koposov, phone number: +47 96694531.

    For technical questions regarding our recruitment system Jobbnorge, please, contact:

    HR Advisor Olga Holmlund, e-mail:

    About the University of Oslo

    The University of Oslo is Norway's oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees.

    Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.

    Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN) is an interdisciplinary focus field for material and energy research at the University of Oslo. SMN has focused on basic research in renewable energy and environmentally friendly use of fossil energy sources. The center consists of research groups from the Department of Physics (Fi) and Chemistry (Ki), has about 100 employees from around the world and manages more than 80 projects funded by the EU, the RCN and others.


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